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Wild women don't have the blues

Author: Calliope Film Resources, Inc.; California Newsreel (Firm)
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel, 1989.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through historic performances and recordings, captures the spirit of such pioneering blueswomen as Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Ethel Waters, AlbertaHunter, Ida Cox, and others.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Biography
Music
Named Person: Ma Rainey; Ethel Waters; Bessie Smith; Alberta Hunter; Ida Cox; Ida Cox; Alberta Hunter; Ma Rainey; Bessie Smith; Ethel Waters
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Calliope Film Resources, Inc.; California Newsreel (Firm)
OCLC Number: 20721440
Notes: Cataloged from contributor's data.
Credits: Cinematography, Steven Ascher; edited by Jeanne Jordan.
Performer(s): Narrator, Vinie Burrows.
Target Audience: Senior high school through college students and adults.
Description: 1 videocassette (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: I cried like a baby / Koko Taylor --
Cornfield hollers / Charley Berry --
Downhearted blues / Alberta Hunter --
Pres des remparts de Seville / Marguerite d'Alvarez --
Freight train blues / Trixie Smith --
Frankie and Johnny / Ethel Waters --
Waste life blues / Bessie Smith --
Dirty no-gooder blues / Bessie Smith --
Devil's gonna get you / Bessie Smith --
Work house blues / Bessie Smith --
Crazy blues / Mamie Smith & her Jazz Hounds --
I used to be your sweet mama / Bessie Smith --
Oh yeah / Butterbeans & Suzie Edwards --
Pape I don't need you now / Clara Smith --
Hello Frisco / Elida Morris & Sam Ash --
I heard the preaching of the elders / Birmingham Jubilee Singers.
Responsibility: Calliope Film Resources, Inc. ; producers, Carole van Falkenburg, Christine Dall ; director, Christine Dall.

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Through historic performances and recordings, captures the spirit of such pioneering blueswomen as Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Ethel Waters, AlbertaHunter, Ida Cox, and others.

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