What is a Rootie Exactly? Life and Beauty Celebration

A-bop-bop, a-loo-mop, a-lop-bop-bop
Tutti Frutti, all rootie
Tutti Frutti, all rootie
Tutti Frutti, all rootie
Tutti Frutti, all rootie
Tutti Frutti, all rootie
A-bop-bop, a-loo-mop, a-lop-bop-bop

Lyrics to Tutti Frutti, Sang by Little Richard

Rockn`Roll Legende Little Richard im Alter von 87 Jahren verstorben.
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Richard Wayne Penniman, better known as Little Richard, was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. Tutti Frutti lyrical hook is completely nonsensical and there is no evidence to suggest a “Rootie” is anything but a word made up to kind of rhyme with Frutti. He passed on May 9th at  the age of 87, timeless whose style and influenced everyone from Elvis and Prince. In his own words he was the “The Innovator”, “The Originator”, and “The Architect of Rock and Roll”. But his style influenced so many. But starting out as a “Queer” identifying black male in the South in the 60s, did not go well and I don’t want to imagine the violence he suffered to create and share his art. I join other fans in celebrating his life and art.

We also lost 2 other great musical influences. Andre Harrell early mentor of Puff Daddy and discovery and produce a teenaged Mary J Blige Fame to heart failure was initially active in the early days of the Legendary Def Jam Records before launching his own label.

His influence on the industry was summed on by a statement on Comb Enterprises website,” Known to have the midas touch when it came to discovering and developing talent, Andre was responsible for changing the sound of R&B music and crossing artist and executives over into what was then known as ‘pop culture.”

Ms. Betty Wright

<> at Hard Rock Stadium on March 18, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida.

known for a soulful style and for the popular song, “Clean Up Women” lost her battle with endometrial cancer. I love this picture from 2017 because she is crowned with a beautiful Afro, and I will be adding her songs to my Spotify playlist.


This weekend was filled with so much loss due to COVID  and a variety of conditions, but let’s not forget the beauty shared with artist like Baby Face in his livestream yesterday celebrating the life of Andre Harrell

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My Tribute to a dear friends @andreharrell

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The artwork of Claudia La Bianca and Banksy. The creation is being crafted by Miami artist Claudia La Bianca.

And the reclusive Banksy

This time is so troubling but there is so much beauty surrounding all of us in big and small ways. Kind words from the UPS worker delivery of flea spray to my house, heart felt words of encouraging words from unlikely people like President George Bush, and funny little kids and pets making me laugh out loud. I encourage us all to search and encourage the beauty of life every single day and share it with the universe.

Peace, blessings, and most of all…wash your damn hands. LOL.


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