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Black jazz and blues : (1929, 1935, 1945)

Author: Bessie SmithBillie HolidayJames P JohnsonDuke EllingtonFletcher Henderson's Orchestra.All authors
Publisher: [Sandy Hook, Conn.] : Video Images, [1984]
Series: Video yesteryear recording
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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St. Louis blues (1929): Bessie Smith, accompanied by James P. Johnson, piano, and members of the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra; Symphony in black (1935): "Duke Ellington and his Orchestra perform Duke's ... composition, evoking a wide spectrum of the American black experience." Contains Billie Holiday's film debut; Caldonia (1945): "Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five ... are persuaded to make a movie in Harlem ...  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Music
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bessie Smith; Billie Holiday; James P Johnson; Duke Ellington; Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra.; Duke Ellington Orchestra.; Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five.
OCLC Number: 12323112
Notes: Title from container.
On label: 328.
Description: 1 videocassette (44 min.) : sd., b&w.
Details: VHS format.
Series Title: Video yesteryear recording
Responsibility: Three all-black shorts with Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Louis Jordan, the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra.

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St. Louis blues (1929): Bessie Smith, accompanied by James P. Johnson, piano, and members of the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra; Symphony in black (1935): "Duke Ellington and his Orchestra perform Duke's ... composition, evoking a wide spectrum of the American black experience." Contains Billie Holiday's film debut; Caldonia (1945): "Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five ... are persuaded to make a movie in Harlem ... good comedy by George Wiltshire and Sam Pheard ... Nicki O'Daniel as ... Caldonia."

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