Bessie Smith: The Blues

Bessie Smith: The Blues

Bessie Smith
 Cast: Bessie Smith
Bessie Smith
, The Hall Johnson Choir
The Hall Johnson Choir
, Joe Smith
Joe Smith
, Thomas Morris
Thomas Morris

DVD (B&W)

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Product Details

Release Date: 10/30/2007
UPC: 0880491260325
Original Release: 2007
Source: Storyville Films
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 0:49:00
Sales rank: 55,189

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bessie Smith [Saint Louis Blues]
Hall Johnson Choir [Saint Louis Blues]
Joe Smith Cornet [Saint Louis Blues]
Thomas Morris Cornet [Saint Louis Blues]
Russell Smith Trumpet [Saint Louis Blues]
Buster Bailey Clarinet [Saint Louis Blues]
Happy Caldwell Tenor Sax [Saint Louis Blues]
James P. Johnson Piano [Saint Louis Blues]
Charles Dixon Banjo [Saint Louis Blues]
Harry Hull Bass [Saint Louis Blues]
Kaiser Marshall Drums [Saint Louis Blues]
Mamie Smith [Paradise in Harlem (Excerpt)]
Lucky Millinder [Paradise in Harlem (Excerpt)]
Ida Cox [Woman's a Fool (Excerpt)]
Jesse Crump Piano [Woman's a Fool (Excerpt)]
"Big" Bill Broonzy Vocals/Guitar [Big Bill Broonzy Field Recordings]
Sonny Boy Williamson Harmonica/Vocals [Sonny Boy Williamson]
Sture Nordin Guitar [Sonny Boy Williamson]
Lennart Nyten Guitar [Sonny Boy Williamson]

Technical Credits
Karl Emil Knudsen Executive Producer
Dale Murphy Original Story

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Blues
2. Saint Louis Blues (1929) [15:08]
3. A Clip From the Feature Film Paradise in Harlem (1940) [2:58]
4. A Clip From the Feature Film Woman's a Fool (1947) [6:55]
5. Big Bill Broonzy (1938 - 1942) - Tell Me Mama [1:35]
6. Big Bill Broonzy (1938 - 1942) - John Henry [1:12]
7. Big Bill Broonzy (1938 - 1942) - Stump Blues [2:38]
8. Big Bill Broonzy (1938 - 1942) - Guitar Blues 1 [1:18]
9. Big Bill Broonzy (1938 - 1942) - Guitar Blues 1 [1:34]
10. Sonny Boy Williamson (1962) - Tell Me Baby [4:24]
11. Sonny Boy Williamson (1962) - You're My Baby [3:00]
12. Sonny Boy Williamson (1962) - Goin' Back Home [3:40]

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