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That's Black entertainment [videorecording]

Title
That's Black entertainment [videorecording] / produced by Barbara L. Kaye.
Publication
North Hollywood, CA : Produced and distributed by OnDeck Home Entertainment, c1997.

Details

Additional Authors
Description
2 videocassettes (ca. 106 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences; 1/2 in.
Alternative Title
  • African-American contributions in film and music, 1903-1944
  • Boogie-woogie dream.
  • Hi-de-ho.
  • Race movies : the early history of Black cinema.
  • Soundies era : Black music video's from the 1940's.
  • St. Louis blues.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Drama.
  • Music.
Note
  • Title from cassette label.
Credits (note)
  • Editor, Mary A. Santos.
System Details (note)
  • VHS.
Contents
  • v. 1, Race movies : the early history of Black cinema with three original short films. St. Louis blues (starring Bessie Smith) -- Hi-de-ho (starring Cab Calloway) -- Boogie-woogie dream (starring Lena Horne).
  • v. 2, The soundies era : Black music video's from the 1940's. Hey lawdy mama (June Richmond with Roy Milton and his band) -- Take me back, baby (Count Basie Orchestra) -- Some of these days (Maxine Sullivan) -- Beat me, daddy (Maurice Rocco) -- Is you is, or is you ain't my baby? (King Cole Trio and Ida James) -- Baby won't you please come home (Herb Jeffries) -- Keep waitin' (George Washington Brown) -- Toot that trumpet (Deep River Boys) -- Keep smiling (Four Ginger Snaps) -- Babbling Bess (Chanticleers) -- Dispossessed blues (Lynn Albritton and the Four Knobs) -- Lovin' up a solid breeze (Chanticleers) -- Block party revels (Billy and Ann, Lynn Albritton, Four Knobs, the Harlem Cuties) -- Minnie the moocher (Cab Calloway and his orchestra) -- I call it love (King Cole Trio) -- King of the vibes (Lionel Hampton).
Title
That's Black entertainment [videorecording] / produced by Barbara L. Kaye.
Imprint
North Hollywood, CA : Produced and distributed by OnDeck Home Entertainment, c1997.
System Details
VHS.
Credits
Editor, Mary A. Santos.
Summary
Vol. 1 covers the history of Black filmmaking from its earliest days through the twenties, focusing on the movies that were made and the production companies that produced them and includes three short films. Vol. 2 compiles a vintage video collection of three-minute music videos called "soundies" that were originally screened on a visual jukebox called Panorams during the 1940s.
Performer
Bessie Smith, Cab Calloway, Lena Horne, Nat "King" Cole, Ida James, Lionel Hampton, June Richmond, Count Basie.
Added Author
Kaye, Barbara L.
Smith, Bessie, 1898?-1937. Performer
Calloway, Cab, 1907-1994. Performer
Horne, Lena. Performer
Richmond, June, 1915-1962. Performer
Milton, Roy. Performer
Sullivan, Maxine, 1911-1987. Performer
Rocco, Maurice. Performer
James, Ida. Performer
Jeffries, Herb. Performer
Brown, George Washington. Performer
Albritton, Lynn. Performer
Hampton, Lionel. Performer
OnDeck Home Entertainment (Firm)
Count Basie Orchestra. Performer
King Cole Trio. Performer
Deep River Boys. Performer
Four Ginger Snaps (Musical group) Performer
Chanticleers (Musical group) Performer
Four Knobs (Musical group) Performer
Harlem Cuties (Musical group) Performer
Added Title
Race movies : the early history of Black cinema.
St. Louis blues.
Hi-de-ho.
Boogie-woogie dream.
Soundies era : Black music video's from the 1940's.
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