The Ladies Sing the Blues [DVD] [1989]

This disc offers 16 classic performances from a handful of the finest female blues vocalists of all time. The DVD contains a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed captions on this release. In addition to instant access to any of the songs or the musical solos, the disc weaves in a narration that provides background information on the performers and the songs. Fans of singers like Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan, and others should greatly enjoy this View Video title.
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The Ladies Sing the Blues
Lady Sings the Blues was the dramatized life story of legendary songstress Billie Holliday. Ladies Sing the Blues is a documentary containing film footage aplenty of the real Holliday. In addition, the film offers rare clips of such blues greats as Dinah Washington, Bessie Smith, Lena Horne, Peggy Lee and Sarah Vaughan. Each performer is seen in her prime, backed up by such instrumental talent as Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young and Ben Webster. Though the pictorial quality varies throughout Ladies Sing the Blues, the soundtrack unfailingly hits all the right notes. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Ruth Brown
    Ruth Brown
  • Billie Holiday
    Billie Holiday
  • Lena Horne
    Lena Horne
  • Peggy Lee
    Peggy Lee
  • Sarah Vaughan
    Sarah Vaughan
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