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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Preview: Ella - May 30

As you continue to observe the lockdown guidelines (unlike some with a nauseating sense of entitlement) there is little or no excuse for not being in front of the box on Saturday evening to watch Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

The BBC 2 programme begins at 9:30 with numerous talking heads (including Kenny Barron, Tony Bennett and Smokey Robinson) linking archive film - some of it never publicly screened until now - of Ella in action. Distinguished documentary film maker Leslie Woodhead's previous subjects include the Beatles, the Stones and Tony Bennett. So, ninety minutes of Ella on stage and in conversation should be considered essential viewing. And there's more...

Following Ella at 11:00 there is another chance to see Jazz Divas Gold. More Ella alongside Peggy Lee, Nina Simone, Cleo Laine, Sarah Vaughan, Betty Carter,  Marion Montgomery, June Christy and others in an hour's worth of archive BBC material ranging from 1965 to 2008. That's Saturday night sorted.  
Russell

2 comments :

Lance said...

And, on the same channel at 15:40 hours, there is "Some Like it Hot". Very funny and worth tuning in just to hear Marilyn singing "I'm Thru With Love" and, of course, the final line of the film ...

Patti said...

Oh yes - Some Like It Hot! Was it 'I'm A Man!' ..... 'Nobody's Perfect!' ?? A funny film indeed - supper will have to be timed carefully, for after this one, and before Ella ...... happy viewing, folks!

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