The Ladies Sing the Blues

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Released 1988

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The Ladies Sing the Blues

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1988
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The Ladies Sing the Blues is a beautiful anthology of the world's most prominent female blues performers of all time. Featuring a collection of archival footage from the early to mid-20th century, the film showcases some of the blues' most beautiful performances with radiant sound and stunning composition. Featured clips include Billie Holiday's 1957 television performance of her classic song "Fine and Mellow" with musical accompaniment by saxophonists Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, and Gary Mulligan. Gospel diva Sister Rosetta Tharpe sings a nostalgic and moving rendition of "That Lonesome Road" in an unforgettable appearance. Bessie Smith, the much admired "Empress of the Blues," sings "St. Louis Blues" in her first and only recording on film. The Ladies Sing the Blues features many more of blues' and jazz's top female vocalists, including Peggy Lee, Ethel Waters, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan, and Lena Horne, just to name a few. With show-stopping performances and rare footage of music's most beloved stars, The Ladies Sing the Blues is an unforgettable ode to the blues.moreless
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