Grace Jones Singing "Tomorrow" From Annie

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Just say that to yourself over and over again:

"Grace Jones singing 'Tomorrow' from Annie" until you believe it--because it was a reality, honey.

In 1977, the exotic Jamaican-born disco chanteuse lipsynched her version of the bouncy moppet showtune on a syndicated TV show called Celebrity Cabaret as jaws dropped.

She wore an orange shmatte complete with snood, and the net effect was so surreal I feel the world hasn't been the same since.

It's a shame the producers of the upcoming Annie revival have already announced the little girl who's playing the title role.

I say bump the bitch and get Grace.

She would finally give that happy, smiley show some edge.


Thanks to Pieces bar's Vodka Stinger for the tip.


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16 comments
latenitebump
latenitebump

i always liked this version. it's a classic. the outfit was grace's signature look during the 70-ties before pull up...the song was a staple in gay bars (west village) back then.you have to give it to grace: the chick has balls!

look up: send in the clowns!

exackerly
exackerly

Turns out she can't sing -- who knew? I haven't heard such off-key screeching since the last round of auditions for American Idol...

anonymouse
anonymouse

There's also her surreal (read charming and frightening) rendition of Little Drummer Boy from PeeWee's Playhouse. Search on You Tube.

Mookindahouse
Mookindahouse

this track was off of her '77 debut, probably best known for her disco-fied cover of Piaf's "La Vie En Rose". Also on the album are disco covers of  "What I Did for Love" from A Chorus Line and "Send in the Clowns" from A Little Night Music.

Musto
Musto

I became aware of the Grace Jones video when Vodka Stinger played it at Pieces bar last night.

PS: I heard Patti Smith sing "You Light Up My Life."

Jonster
Jonster

I was in the kitchen making a sandwich and I thought I heard Ethel Merman in her disco dotage.  Where do you find these things? 

Sundmom
Sundmom

I have something to top that - I once heard Patti Smith sing "Tomorrow!"

Notyah Nalla
Notyah Nalla

a true artist, she lives her life as a work of art, love her

anonTWO
anonTWO

That song is notoriously and genuinely irritating no matter WHO sings it.But, I do dig Miss Jones' two-step, turban and the serious blush.

Musto
Musto

PS; Donna is gone, but Grace is still with us. Sexy, crazy, fashiony disco lives.

Parvenu
Parvenu

She is so wild, even by today's standards. By trying not as hard, she outclasses Gaga and Katy Perry all the way.

Ulu
Ulu

Amazing. Thanks for this.

Bababing
Bababing

But having no talent ain't enough. You gotta get a gimmick--and Grace certainly did.

Jonster
Jonster

Pieces!  All these years and I'm still living vicariously through your nightly exploits.  Patti Smith did both You Light Up My Life and Tomorrow?  Was she high?  Don't answer that. 

Rogie
Rogie

Agree. Barbra barely got away with it, and that's already one of the greats. There should be an inferno for bad songs, and this belongs in one of the inner circles.

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