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Willie the Lion

Author: Michael BuddJoe ConlonPaul HorvathMarc FieldsJoe MortonAll authors
Publisher: [Newton, NJ] : Shanachie Entertainment, ℗2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Full screenView all editions and formats
Summary:
A musical biography about jazz legend Willie "the Lion" Smith, featuring performances by Willie Smith, Eubie Blake, and Dick Hyman, and over twenty songs. Mentor to Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington, and Thelonious Monk, pianist Willie "The Lion" Smith was one of the most vital and influential figures in jazz history.
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Genre/Form: Biographical films
Music
Named Person: Willie Smith; Willie Smith
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Budd; Joe Conlon; Paul Horvath; Marc Fields; Joe Morton; Eubie Blake; Dick Hyman; New Jersey Network (Firm); Shanachie Entertainment Corp.
OCLC Number: 56434960
Notes: Originally produced and televised in 2001.
Credits: Cameras, Michael Budd, Joe Conlon, Paul Horvath.
Performer(s): Narrator: Joe Morton.
Description: 1 videodisc (57 min.) : sound, color, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Dolby digital.
Responsibility: NJN Public Television ; writer, producer and director, Marc Fields.

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A musical biography about jazz legend Willie "the Lion" Smith, featuring performances by Willie Smith, Eubie Blake, and Dick Hyman, and over twenty songs. Mentor to Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington, and Thelonious Monk, pianist Willie "The Lion" Smith was one of the most vital and influential figures in jazz history.

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