Motown legend Diana Ross delved into her roots in the 1968 TV special called TCB in which, after a few haunting bars of “Reflections,” she emerged in boldly patterned prints, with bushy hair and hoop earrings, looking skinner than someone from a Sally Struthers commercial.
And she proceeded to dance her African American ass off, writhing and shimmying and getting down with her fab self in unexpected ways.
Amazing stuff, preceded by a few strains of “Reflections of the way life used to be…”
The best costume is at the 2:02 mark.
Totally Cool, Babe.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 30, 2012