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The Ladies Sing the Blues (1988)
Format: DVD Genre: Jazz, Music Video (Concert/Performance)
The Ladies Sing the Blues

The Ladies Sing the Blues

Format: DVD Genre: Jazz, Music Video (Concert/Performance) Theme: Grammy Winning Artist
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Witness Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Lena Horne, Peggy Lee, Ethel Waters, Ruth Brown, and many other of the Jazz & Blues innovators who paved the way for today's Soul, R&B, & Pop music.

Timeless vocal performances highlight this extraordinary musical DVD compilation filled with complete, live performances by the great American divas of the Blues and Jazz. These distinguished and ground-breaking women not only sang their way into legend, but were the major force in American musical culture.

Priceless footage of America's and history's greatest Jazz and Blues divas (complete songs, not just tantalizing excerpts) such as Billie Holiday backed by the most extraordinary band ever formed (featuring Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Roy Eldridge, and Gerry Mulligan), the great Bessie Smith in her only film appearance, Dinah Washington on stage at The Apollo Theatre, Sarah Vaughan, Lena Horne, and many, many others. This marvelous showcase of classic American talent is in many instances the artist's only performance ever recorded on camera, and many of the selections were thought to be lost forever.

Relive a bygone era and see the 'Ladies' who created an art form in these rare, classic performances thought to be lost forever. Recaptured in this filmed salute to the women who started it all, witness these stars like never before in this entertaining DVD masterpiece that is nothing short of a classic.

Selections include:

1. St. Louis Blues by Bessie Smith

2. Darkies Never Dream by Ethel Waters

3. Quicksand by Ethel Waters (with Count Basie & His Orchestra)

4. Fine and Mellow by Billie Holiday (with Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Roy Eldridge, and Gerry Mulligan)

5. When You Lose Your Money Blues by Ida Cox (with Jesse Crump)

6. That Lonesome Road by Sister Rosetta Tharp

7. Nobody's Sweetheart Now by Connee Boswell

8. Lean Baby by Dinah Washington

9. Only A Moment Ago by Dinah Washington

10. Have A Good Time by Ruth Brown

11. The Man I Love by Lena Horne

12. Unlucky Woman by Lena Horne (with Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra)

13. You're Mine You by Sarah Vaughan

14. I Cried For You by Helen Humes (with Count Basie & His Orchestra)

15. Why Don't You Do Right? By Peggy Lee (with Benny Goodman & His Orchestra)

16. I Cover the Waterfront by Peggy Lee (with Dave Barbour)


  • Digital Dolby Audio
  • Digitally Mastered Audio & Video
  • Instant Access to Songs
  • Instant Access to Instrumental Solos
  • English Narration

The Ladies Sing the Blues

Director: Tom Jenz
Studio: View Video
Release Date: 10/30/2001
Theme: Grammy Winning Artist
Item #: VVO002313
UPC #: 033909231398
SKU #: D31826
Product Type: DVD
Rating: UNR
Closed Caption: No

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