Melly's Maidens

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200A0120000224

George Melly takes a critical look at the life and art of six great 20th century female vocalists.

This first programme focuses on blues singer Ma Rainey.

200A0120000224

George Melly takes a critical look at the life and art of six great 20th century female vocalists.

This first programme focuses on blues singer Ma Rainey.

200A0220000302

George Melly takes a critical look at the life and art of six great 20th-century female vocalists.

This second programme focuses on Ethel Waters, a singer whose work embraced the blues and Broadway.

200A0220000302

George Melly takes a critical look at the life and art of six great 20th-century female vocalists.

This second programme focuses on Ethel Waters, a singer whose work embraced the blues and Broadway.

200A0320000309

George Melly takes a critical look at the life and art of six great 20th-century female vocalists.

This third programme focuses on Billie Holiday

200A0320000309

George Melly takes a critical look at the life and art of six great 20th-century female vocalists.

This third programme focuses on Billie Holiday

200A0420000316

George Melly takes a critical look at the life and art of six great 20th- century female vocalists.

This fourth programme focuses on Mildred Bailey.

200A0420000316

George Melly takes a critical look at the life and art of six great 20th- century female vocalists.

This fourth programme focuses on Mildred Bailey.

200A0520000323

George Melly takes a critical look at the life and art of six great 20th-century female vocalists.

This fifth programme focuses on volatile queen of the blues Dinah Washington, for whom versatility was a double-edged sword.

200A0520000323

George Melly takes a critical look at the life and art of six great 20th-century female vocalists.

This fifth programme focuses on volatile queen of the blues Dinah Washington, for whom versatility was a double-edged sword.

200A0620000330

George Melly takes a critical look at the life and art of six great 20th-century female vocalists.

This final programme focuses on his heroine Bessie Smith, empress of the blues.

200A0620000330

George Melly takes a critical look at the life and art of six great 20th-century female vocalists.

This final programme focuses on his heroine Bessie Smith, empress of the blues.