BN 0803070381. 5.25x7.5 inches.
The soulful vocals of jazz and blues singer Linda Hopkins are featured in this performance DVD. Hopkins fell in love with blues music after seeing Bessie Smith perform. She has starred in Broadway musicals such as Jazz Train, which celebrated the success of African-American music, Black and Blue, a tribute to Harlem's famed Cotton Club, and Inner City, for which she won a Tony Award. Hopkins also created two famous tribute musicals - Wild Women Blues was performed alongside Maxine Weldon and Mortonette Jackson as a tribute to Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Bessie Smith, and more famously her one-woman show, entitled Me and Bessie, which she created in honor Bessie Smith. Also featuring special guests jazz pianist Paul Smith, longtime pianist and musical director for Ella Fitzgerald; and acclaimed and versatile jazz saxophone innovator Eddie Harris, this is the definitive DVD of Hopkins' legendary voice. Songs include: Gimme a Pigfoot - Please Send Me Someone to Love - Deep in the Night - Send in the Clowns - You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You - Everyday I Have the Blues - You've Been a Good Ole Wagon - Feelings - Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do - There Was a Time - Shake a Hand. 1 hour.