The Ladies Sing the Blues

The Ladies Sing the Blues

Ruth Brown
Director: Tom Jenz Cast: Ruth Brown
Ruth Brown
, Ida Cox
Ida Cox
, Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday
Tom Jenz

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Overview

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.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.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/02/2002
UPC: 0073999203097
Original Release: 1989
Rating: NR
Source: Hal Leonard

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The Ladies Sing the Blues 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This has some of the best female blues singers ever. The picture is B+W and the sound is mono. The quality of the picture and sound range from fair to pretty good. Count Basie, Benny Goodman and Teddy Wilson appear with their orchestras. Billie Holliday sings with Hawkins, Young, Webster, Eldridge and Mulligan. It's only 60 minutes, but if you're into the blues you'll have to get it.