Symphony in Black (1935)

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  • Symphony in Black A Rhapsody of Negro Life Original


Short featuring Duke Ellington and his Orchestra with Billie Holiday, playing 'The laborers', 'A triangle (Dance - Jealous - Big city blues)', 'A hymn of sorrow ' and 'Harlem rhythm'. The dancing is by Snakehips Tucker and Bessie Dudley. Made in 1934

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