This DVD from the Ad Lib TV series features the soulful vocals of jazz and blues singer Linda Hopkins. 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 a tribute to Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Bessie Smith. More famously, her one-woman show entitled Me and Bessie, she created in honor of h! er idol Bessie Smith. Hopkins is also a popular face at jazz festivals, as well as acting for TV and films.
Special guests: Jazz saxophone innovator Eddie Harris & jazz pianist Paul Smith, longtime musical director for Ella Fitzgerald.
Seen on TV internationally, Ad Lib (filmed in 1980) was the first musical television series recorded in Stereo.