This program features 10 live magical performances from black artists that changed the face of American music forever. They lived in the United States during a time when racism was legal and sometimes lethal. CBC television captured these musical icons in Canada, north of the 49th parallel, at a unique moment in history. And to celebrate 50 years on the air, they have been restored to their original luster in this great program featuring Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Sammy Davis Jr., Cab Calloway, Billy Eckstine, Nat King Cole, Marion Anderson and Della Reese.
Song Titles: Duke Ellington- I'm Beginning to See the Light / Sophisticated Lady / I Got It Bad and that Ain't Good Cab Calloway- Minnie the Moocher Ella Fitzgerald- Imagination Billy Eckstine- September Song Sarah Vaughan- Misty Nat King Cole- Stay With Love Dinah Washington Love Come Back to Me Marion Anderson- Ave Maria Sammy Davis Jr.Gypsy in My Soul Della Reese Someday You'll Want Me To Want You
This documentary from CBC television features ten black artists that set the music world on fire. Emerging from a dark page in the history books, when racism was legal and rife throughout American culture, the artists featured here had to overcome huge hurdles to make themselves heard. Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and Sammy Davis Jr are a few of the names featured in this unique portrait of musical icons struggling against adversity.
Jazz Musicians |
Jazz Vocalists |