Blues Rhythm
An original theatrical musical written and produced by
dancer and choreographer Lisa McCall.
The musical tells the story and shares the
history of Detroits famous business district called
"Paradise Valley"

Agnes Bidell
Beulah Hamilton
Balthazar Korab
David DiCheria
Ed Vaughn
George D Arnold
Hubert Massey
Jeanne Poulet
Karen DiChiera
Leno Jackson
Maggie Allesee
Marcus Belgrave
Richard Danielpour
Ron Milner
Stephen Knapp
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Blues Rhythm
Sam Greenlee
 
 
 
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I filmed all of the rehearsal, behind the scenes, dress rehearsals and performance and the Music Hall theater in Detroit.  There was a full band on stage throughout the show, a duet with jazz saxophonist James Carter and vocalist Freda Payne (1:32:30).  Marcus Belgrave was in the band along with many great musicians who have performed at the Detroit Jazz Festivals over the years. Professional dancers, singers and tap dancers performed flawlessly.  The music is arranged by none other than Jazz Guitarist, Vaughn Klugh.

The show ran one weekend at the Music Hall and was never heard from again.  Here is a full taping I recorded from one camera at Berts across from the Farmers Market in Detroit where rehearsals were done and full dress rehearsals were performed.

My oral histories and artist documentary footage are quite detailed and some are interviewed by other artists or supporters of the arts.

I am actively working to complete the archives of the footage, photographs and audio recordings of each individual to be submitted to the U.S. Library of Congress.


 

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