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The ladies sing the blues

Author: Tom JenzLeigh KammanBill SemansJonathon LazearBessie SmithAll authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : View Video, ©1988.
Series: VIEW Video jazz series.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Historic filmed performances of women blues singers from 1929 through the 1950's. Singers are Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters, Billie Holiday, Ida Cole, Sister Rosetta Tharp, Connee Boswell, Dinah Washington, Ruth Brown, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughn, Helen Humes and Peggy Lee. Includes background information on the singers as well as the performances.
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Jenz; Leigh Kamman; Bill Semans; Jonathon Lazear; Bessie Smith; Ethel Waters; Billie Holiday; Ida Cox; Rosetta Tharpe; Connie Boswell; Dinah Washington; Ruth Brown; Lena Horne; Sarah Vaughan; Helen Humes; Peggy Lee; Minnesota Studio, Inc.; View Video.
ISBN: 0803013132 9780803013131
OCLC Number: 24660394
Credits: Editor, Paul Henschel.
Performer(s): Narrator, Leigh Kamman.
Description: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS hi-fi.
Contents: St. Louis blues (Bessie Smith) --
Darkies never dream (Ethel Waters) --
Quicksand (Ethel Waters with Count Basie & His Orchestra) --
Fine and mellow (Billie Holiday with Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Roy Eldridge, and Gerry Mulligan) --
When you lose your money blues (Ida Cox with Jesse Crump) --
That lonesome road (Sister Rosetta Tharp) --
Nobody's sweetheart now (Connee Boswell) --
Lean baby (Dinah Washington) --
Only a moment ago (Dinah Washington) --
Have a good time (Ruth Brown) --
The man I love (Lena Horne) --
Unlucky woman (Lena Horne with Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra) --
You're mine you (Sarah Vaughan) --
I cried for you (Helen Humes with Count Basie & His Orchestra) --
Why don't you do right? (Peggy Lee with Benny Goodman & His Orchestra) --
I cover the waterfront (Peggy Lee with Dave Barbour).
Series Title: VIEW Video jazz series.
Responsibility: the Minnesota Studio ; producer, Tom Jenz ; script, Leigh Kamman ; executive producers, Bill Semans, Jonathon Lazear.

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Historic filmed performances of women blues singers from 1929 through the 1950's. Singers are Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters, Billie Holiday, Ida Cole, Sister Rosetta Tharp, Connee Boswell, Dinah Washington, Ruth Brown, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughn, Helen Humes and Peggy Lee. Includes background information on the singers as well as the performances.

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