As is not uncommonly the case, American jazz performers find a welcoming home and are honored in Europe long after they have been forgotten in the U.S. This 1989 British documentary looks at the life and music of the celebrated black jazz singer Adelaide Hall, who debuted on Broadway in 1921, performed with all-black revues, and sang at the Cotton Club. She is best known for popularizing the song Creole Love Call, and was one of Duke Ellington's singers. The documentary features Adelaide's reminiscences and has a significant amount of footage from her recent concert in London accompanied by fellow jazz great Benny Waters. One special highlight from the archival footage of her past performances is a selection of her singing That Old Feeling accompanied by Fats Waller on a Hammond organ.
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