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A Breathtaking array of the greatest blues and jazz singers
No. 1313
V.I.E.W. Inc. New York, N.Y.
Total running time 60 min. - B & W


WHAT THE LABEL READS:

The "Ladies" who created an art form and sang their way into legend ... a bygone era is recaptured in this filmed salute to the women who started it all ... whose turn of a phrase made musical history.

ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME PERFORMANCES

Priceless footage of the great American divas (complete songs, not just tantalyzing excerpts) Billie Holiday backed by the most extraordinary band ever formed - Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Benny Webster, Roy Eldridge, and Gerry Mulligan. The great Bessie Smith in her only film appearance... Dinah Washington from the stage of The Apollo Theatre... Peggy Lee, Sarah Vaughan, Lena Horne, and others, singing their classics. For many of them, this was their only performance on camera... certainly some of their greatest performances! Performances thought to be lost to time!

BLUES AND JAZZ HISTORY ON VIDEO

V.I.E.W. Video is proud to present "THE LADIES SING THE BLUES"... a gallery of those women who were the major force in American musical culture. See these stars like you've never heard them before! An entertaining masterpiece... A classic for your library.

MUSICAL SELECTIONS

  1. St. Louis Blues - Bessie Smith
  2. Darkies Never Dream - Ethel Waters
  3. Quicksand - Ethel Waters with Count Basie & His Orchestra
  4. Fine and Mellow - Billie Holiday with Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Roy Eldridge, and Gerry Mulligan
  5. When You Lose Your Money-Blues - Ida Cox with Jesse Crump
  6. That Lonesome Road - Sister Rosetta Tharp
  7. Nobody's Sweetheart Now - Connee Boswell
  8. Lean Baby - Dinah Washington
  9. Only A Moment Ago - Dinah Washington
  10. Have A Good Time - Ruth Brown
  11. The Man I Love - Lena Horne
  12. Unlucky Woman - Lena Horne with Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra
  13. You're Mine You - Sarah Vaughan
  14. I Cried For You - Helen Humes with Count Basie & His Orchestra
  15. Why Donít You Do Right? - Peggy Lee with Benny Goodman & His Orchestra
  16. I Cover The Waterfront - Peggy Lee with Dave Barbour


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