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Connee Boswell in The Ladies Sing the Blues

The Ladies Sing the Blues

1988 NR

Queen bees Lena Horne, Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday sing the blues in this stellar collection of performance footage, which also captures the magic of American divas Ethel Waters, Peggy Lee, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan, Ruth Brown, Ida Cox, Sister Rosetta Tharp, Connee Boswell and Helen Humes. Numbers include Holiday's "Fine and Mellow," Smith's "St. Louis Blues" and Lee's "Why Don't You Do Right?"