Echoes Of Harlem

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199D0119991014

George Melly presents a five-part series tracing the development of jazz and blues in Harlem.

In this first programme, he takes in a gospel tour of the area, goes to a service at the Shiloh Baptist Church, talks to Dan Morgenstern, director of the Jazz Institute at Rutgers University, and renews his acquaintance with Al Casey.

199D0219991021

George Melly presents a five-part series tracing the development of jazz and blues in Harlem.

In the second programme, he meets with artist Francisco Franco, goes downtown to meet Harold Ashby, one of the few remaining members of the Duke Ellington Orchestra, and travels to Jamaica on New York's Long Island to see bassist Milt Hinton, known for his work with Cab Calloway and Billie Holliday.

199D0319991028

George Melly presents a five-part series tracing the development of jazz and blues in Harlem.

This third programme is devoted entirely to Louis Armstrong.

George Melly visits Armstrong's modest home in Corona and talks to Michael Coggeswell from the Armstrong Archive at the nearby Queen's University.

Featuring several previously unissued extracts from Satchmo's personal collection of recordings.

199D04One Mo19991104

George Melly presents a five-part series tracing the development of jazz and blues in Harlem.

In this fourth programme, he meets Vernel Bagneris, deviser of the off-Broadway and West End show `One Mo' Time', loosely based on the characters of Ma Rainey, Ethel Waters and Bessie Smith.

He also meets up with Lawrence Lucie, the only surviving musician to have recorded with Jelly Roll Morton

199D0519991111

George Melly concludes his tracing the development of jazz and blues in Harlem.

He chats with old friend Annie Ross, who reminisces about her close friendship with Billie Holiday, and visits the African-American Wax and History Museum, run by Raven Chanticleer.