There is a movie coming out next week called Dreamgirls. In the original Broadway musical, Jennifer Holliday played Effie White. Her character is replaced in the group by a slimmer version of herself. The orinigal cast performed during the 1982 Tony award show. It is a little long, but worth it to hear Jennifer Holliday sing this number called, “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going.” You can feel her emotions behind the words she sings. The woman has some set of pipes.
© Nadine Z. 2006