See the 'Ladies' who created an art form and sang their way into legend...Once-in-a-lifetime, complete performances by the great American blues and jazz divas. Sixteen selections include Bessie Smith in her only film appearance, Lena Horne and more.
Featuring Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Lena Horn, Peggy Lee, Sarah Vaughan, Ruth Brown, Ida Coz, Sister Rosetta Tharp, Helen Humes, Connee Boswell, and more.
ContentsSt. 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 ; 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||VIEW Video jazz series.|
Women blues musicians -- United States.
Women jazz singers -- United States.
|Publisher|| New York, N.Y. :View Video,2001
Kamman, Leigh, screenwriter.
Smith, Bessie, 1894-1937, performer.
Waters, Ethel, 1896-1977, performer.
Holiday, Billie, 1915-1959, performer.
Cox, Ida, 1889-1967, performer.
Tharpe, Rosetta, 1915-1973, performer.
Boswell, Connie, 1907-1976, performer.
Washington, Dinah, 1924-1963, performer.
Brown, Ruth, 1928-2006, performer.
Horne, Lena, performer.
Vaughan, Sarah, 1924-1990, performer.
Humes, Helen, performer.
Lee, Peggy, 1920-2002, performer.
Minnesota Studio, Inc., production company.
Originally released in 1988.
DVD; Dolby digital.
1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.