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Author: Barbara L KayeBessie SmithCab CallowayLena HorneJune RichmondAll authors
Publisher: North Hollywood, CA : Produced and distributed by OnDeck Home Entertainment, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
Database:WorldCat
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Vol. 1 covers the history of Black filmmaking from its earliest days through the twenties, focusing on the movies that were made and the production companies that produced them and includes three short films. Vol. 2 compiles a vintage video collection of three-minute music videos called "soundies" that were originally screened on a visual jukebox called Panorams during the 1940s.
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Genre/Form: Musical films
Race films
Short films
Fiction films
Drama
Music
Material Type: Videorecording
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)
OCLC Number: 36654967
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 (ca. 106 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
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.
Hi-de-ho.
Boogie-woogie dream.
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.

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Vol. 1 covers the history of Black filmmaking from its earliest days through the twenties, focusing on the movies that were made and the production companies that produced them and includes three short films. Vol. 2 compiles a vintage video collection of three-minute music videos called "soundies" that were originally screened on a visual jukebox called Panorams during the 1940s.

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