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Feeling Good, Marion Barry Sings the Blues

In what could easily be his last election, Marion Barry still has Ward 8—or at least the crowd at his victory party at Georgina's on Martin Luther King Avenue SE—firmly in his column.

Even before Barry showed up, Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser declared it the best party she's seen. When Barry showed up around 10, the crowd started chanting, "Southeast, South Southeast!" and "Ward 8. "

Barry hasn't dipped into the green and white victory cake with his face on it yet, but he has dueted "Stormy Monday" with blues singer Stacy Brooks, a whom he met when she was performing at Madam's Organ. Brooks says Barry's tweets about her brought a huge crowd to the bar.

After their duet, Barry—what else—tweeted: "Owww! I love the blues!"

  • yvonne Smith

    As many councilman have been knocked off for missteps look who is still standing. If not for Marion's personal failings he woudld probably be mayor still today.

  • http://www.stacysmusic.org Stacy

    This was a great evening!!! DC Mayor for life!!!