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The ladies sing the blues

Author: Tom JenzLeigh KammanBillie HolidayBessie SmithDinah WashingtonAll authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : View Video, 2001.
Series: VIEW Video jazz series.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Deluxe edView all editions and formats
Summary:
Historic filmed performances of women blues singers from 1929 through the 1950s. 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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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Musical films
DVD-Video discs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Jenz; Leigh Kamman; Billie Holiday; Bessie Smith; Dinah Washington; Lena Horne; Ethel Waters; Peggy Lee; Helen Humes; Connie Boswell; Ida Cox; Rosetta Tharpe; Sarah Vaughan; Minnesota Studio, Inc.
ISBN: 0803023138 9780803023130
OCLC Number: 49631862
Notes: Originally released in 1986.
Special features: interactive menus, instant access to songs, instant access to instrumental solos.
Credits: Editor, Paul Henschel.
Performer(s): Narrator, Leigh Kamman.
Target Audience: Not rated by MPAA.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, Dolby digital.
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.

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Historic filmed performances of women blues singers from 1929 through the 1950s. 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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