VA - The Ladies Sing The Blues (2001) DVD5 | Runtime: 62 min. | 3,01 Gb | Copy: Untouched Video: NTSC, MPEG-2, 720x480, 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 at 192 Kbps, 2 channels, 48.0 KHz Genre: Blues
Priceless footage of the great American divas (complete songs, not just tantalizing 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! Once-in-a-lifetime performances by the ladies who created an art form which endures forever. Filmed performances of the divas of jazz and the blues: Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith (in her only film appearance), Dinah Washington, Peggy Lee, Sarah Vaughan, Lena Horne, Ethel Waters, Ida Cox, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Connee Boswell, Ruth Brown and Helen Humes.
Tracklist: 01. "St. Louis Blues" - Bessie Smith 02. "Darkies Never Dream" - Ethel Waters 03. "Quicksand" - Ethel Waters with Count Basie 04. "Fine and Mellow" - Billie Holiday with Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Ben Webster 05. "When You Lose Your Money Blues" - Ida Cox with Jesse Crump 06. "That Lonesome Road" - Sister Rosetta Tharp 07. "Nobody's Sweetheart Now" - Connee Boswell 08. "Lean Baby" - Dinah Washington 09. "Only a Moment Ago" - Dinah Washington 10. "Have a Good Time" - Ruth Brown 11. "The Man I Love" - Lena Horne 11. "Unlucky Woman" - Lena Horne with Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra 12. "You're Mine You" - Sarah Vaughan 13. "I Cried for You" - Helen Humes with Count Basie 14. "Why Don't You Do Right?" - Peggy Lee with Benny Goodman & His Orchestra 15. "I Cover the Waterfront" - Peggy Lee with Dave Barbour
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