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Ad Lib, filmed in 1980, was the first musical television series recorded in Stereo. Presented here are two shows, with
the pianist's special guests Spanky Wilson and Buster Cooper.
Pianist Dorothy Donegan was born in Chicago circa 1922, and is primarily recognized for playing the boogie-woogie style of jazz, as well as being the protoge of, and successor to, Art Tatum. Known as a jazz pianist, her classical background and eclectic musical taste helped create an impressive and flamboyant live act that had the ability to engross any audience. Honed in Chicago's vibrant music scene, her act consisted of her splendid blend of jazz styles infused with pop, classical, ragtime, gospel, and vaudeville, among numerous other genres. Her irresistable charm, vicious sense of humor, spunky attitude, and daring musical prowess all played a roll in her individual persona and career. Donegan was an inductee into the American Jazz Masters Hall of Fame, a distinction bestowed by the National Endowment for the Arts.
60 minutes plus bonus features / in stereo & color


Dorothy Donegan - Pandemonium

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Pandemonium - Donegan, Mixed Memories - Donegan, Summertime – Wilson, The Last Days of Summer – Wilson, Everybody Gets To Go To The Moon – Wilson, Pennies From Heaven - Donegan & Wilson, The Lady is A Tramp – Donegan, What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life – Donegan, Sometimes I’m Happy – Cooper, The Nearness of You – Cooper, Take The “A” Train – Donegan & Cooper

Bonus Features:

Dorothy Donegan Biography BONUS FEATURES: Ad Lib highlights reel (16 min.)

Digitally Mastered Audio & Video
Dolby Stereo Audio
Instant Access to Songs