Saturday, August 23, 2008
Hillview Crest Elementary School students and Alvarado Middle School School students made dramatic improvement in both English/language arts and mathematics, and science scores across the District took an impressive jump, according to results from standardized tests taken in 2007-08 in the New Haven Unified School District.
Wynona Merceris Carr (August 23, 1924 - May 12, 1976) was an African-American gospel, rhythm & blues and rock & roll singer/songwriter, who recorded as "Sister" Wynona Carr when doing gospel material.
Wynona Carr was born in Cleveland, OH, where she started out as a gospel singer, forming her own five-piece group The Carr Singers around 1945 and touring the Cleveland/Detroit area. Being tipped by The Pilgrim Travelers, who shared a bill with Carr in the late 1940's, Art Rupe signed her to his Specialty label, giving Carr her new stage name "Sister" Wynona Carr (modelled after pioneering gospel singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe) and cutting some twenty sides with her from 1949 to 1954, including a couple of duets with Specialty's biggest gospel star at the time, Brother Joe May.
Listen to Wynona Carr sing "Life is a Ball Game," free from youtube.com.