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|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Barbara L Kaye; Bessie Smith; Cab Calloway; Lena Horne; June Richmond; Roy Milton; Maxine Sullivan; Maurice Rocco; Ida James; Herb Jeffries; George Washington Brown; Lynn Albritton; Lionel Hampton; OnDeck Home Entertainment (Firm); Count Basie Orchestra.; King Cole Trio.; Deep River Boys.; Four Ginger Snaps (Musical group); Chanticleers (Musical group); Four Knobs (Musical group); Harlem Cuties (Musical group)
|Notes:||Title from cassette label.|
|Credits:||Editor, Mary A. Santos.|
|Performer(s):||Bessie Smith, Cab Calloway, Lena Horne, Nat "King" Cole, Ida James, Lionel Hampton, June Richmond, Count Basie.|
|Description:||2 videocassettes (approximately 106 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.|
|Contents:||v. 1, Race movies : the early history of Black cinema with three original short films. St. Louis blues (1929, starring Bessie Smith) --
Hi-de-ho (1937, starring Cab Calloway) --
Boogie-woogie dream (1944, starring Lena Horne). v. 2, The soundies era : Black music video's from the 1940's. Hey lawdy mama (June Richmond with Roy Milton and his band) --
Take me back, baby (Count Basie Orchestra) --
Some of these days (Maxine Sullivan) --
Beat me, daddy (Maurice Rocco) --
Is you is, or is you ain't my baby? (King Cole Trio and Ida James) --
Baby won't you please come home (Herb Jeffries) --
Keep waitin' (George Washington Brown) --
Toot that trumpet (Deep River Boys) --
Keep smiling (Four Ginger Snaps) --
Babbling Bess (Chanticleers) --
Dispossessed blues (Lynn Albritton and the Four Knobs) --
Lovin' up a solid breeze (Chanticleers) --
Block party revels (Billy and Ann, Lynn Albritton, Four Knobs, the Harlem Cuties) --
Minnie the moocher (Cab Calloway and his orchestra) --
I call it love (King Cole Trio) --
King of the vibes (Lionel Hampton).
|Other Titles:||Race movies : the early history of Black cinema.
St. Louis blues.
Soundies era : Black music video's from the 1940's.
African-American contributions in film and music, 1903-1944
|Responsibility:||produced by Barbara L. Kaye.|