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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Quincy Jones Saves Ernestine Anderson from Homelessness

posted by on July 2 at 13:17 PM

From the IHT:

SEATTLE: Jazz vocalist Ernestine Anderson’s U.S. home has been saved from foreclosure for now. Thanks, in part, to music legend Quincy Jones and contemporary jazz artist Diane Schuur.

More than $43,000 poured in including donations from Jones and Schuur after news stories about the Seattle jazz legend’s financial woes, said Carmen Gayton, a friend of Anderson’s family.

And now please enjoy Ms. Anderson singing a cover of that Buffalo Springfield song, “about the youth rebellion in Los Angeles.”

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That background is what the inside of Mr. Poe's brain looks like. Honest.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | July 2, 2008 1:27 PM

Was this the woman whose monthly mortgage was $5,000 per month?

Posted by superyeadon | July 2, 2008 1:31 PM

Key part of the article:

Anderson is one of dozens of people facing foreclosure in her Central District neighborhood. More than 200 houses face foreclosure in Anderson's zip code, according to Realty Trac, a Web site that tracks foreclosures.

Posted by Trevor | July 2, 2008 1:39 PM

Also, it's kinda sad to see jazz greats forced to kowtow to rock in order to keep a fan base.

Posted by Trevor | July 2, 2008 1:46 PM

I'm glad her house was saved, but that is the worst arrangement of "For What It's Worth" I have ever heard.

Posted by DOUG. | July 2, 2008 1:54 PM

It's like a mash-up of "For What It's Worth" and "Walk on By"...

But I'm very glad she gets to stay put.

Posted by David Schmader | July 2, 2008 1:58 PM

Ernestine is a legend. That said, that is an AWFUL cover.

Posted by Lola | July 2, 2008 2:49 PM

I didn't understand from the original article how she had a $500,000 loan on the house. She has lived there 50 years or something. That house had to be paid for. Did someone swindle her to get a Home Equity loan or something?

Posted by jr | July 2, 2008 3:15 PM

@8: She refinanced in order to pay medical expenses for a close relative.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | July 2, 2008 3:18 PM

I don't hate the arrangement but it does remind me of when Ford used a this style version of Light My Fire for a Pinto ad.

Posted by monkey | July 2, 2008 3:31 PM

Brendan obviously hates Ernestine Anderson.

BTW, I thought she was dead. Does she perform anymore?

Posted by elswinger | July 2, 2008 6:32 PM

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