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Black jazz and blues : 1929, 1935, 1945 : three all-black [film] shorts

Author: Bessie SmithDuke EllingtonBillie HolidayLouis JordanFletcher Henderson's Orchestra.All authors
Publisher: Sandy Hook, Ct. [i.e. Conn.] : Video Images, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bessie Smith; Duke Ellington; Billie Holiday; Louis Jordan; Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra.; Duke Ellington Orchestra.; Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five.
OCLC Number: 27943659
Notes: Title from cassette label.
Videorecording of films originally issued in 1929, 1935, and 1945.
"A Video Yesteryear Recording."
1st film includes arrangements by W.C. Handy and Rosamond Johnson; 3rd film includes "musical compositions by Fleecie Moore, Danny Baxter, Eugene Phillips, Arnold Thomas, and Wilmor "Slick" Jones."
Publisher's no.: 328.
Credits: Directors: Dudley Murphy (1st film), Fred Waller (2nd), William Forest Crouch (3rd) ; Berle Adams, producer (3rd).
Performer(s): In the 1st film : Bessie Smith, vocal ; The Fletcher Henderson Orchestra. In the 2nd : The Duke Ellington Orchestra ; Billie Holiday, vocal ; Duke Ellington, piano and conductor. In the 3rd : Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five ; Louis Jordan, saxophone, vocal.
Description: 1 videocassette (44 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: St. Louis blues --
Symphony in black : a rhapsody of Negro life --
Caldonia.
Other Titles: St. Louis blues
Saint Louis blues
Symphony in black
Caldonia
Responsibility: with Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Louis Jordan, the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra.

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