Damita Jo: The Lady Is A Tramp

Catalog# 72042

UPC# 602267204292

Damita Jo: Vocals; Art Hilary: Piano; Larry Gales: Bass; Lewis Malin: Drums; Papa Jo Creach: Violin

As Seen on TV, this special Arkadia DVD, “Damita Jo: The Lady Is A Tramp” (from the acclaimed Ad Lib Series), showcases the enviable vocalist Damita Jo’s charming persona, eclectic performances, breathtaking beauty, and magnificent voice, and also features a special guest appearance by Papa John Creach.

…a most talented singer.” – Jet Magazine

Her debut, “Until the Real Thing Comes Along”, produced by Disc Jockey Joe Adams as well as the song “I Went to Your Wedding” made the young singer a Pop and R&B star, however it was her two famed “response” songs that became her career’s defining work. The first song, “I’ll Save the Last Dance for You” (a response to the Drifters’ “Save the Last Dance for Me”), exploded onto the Billboard R&B chart. The second, “I’ll Be There” (a response to the Ben E. King classic “Stand By Me”), dominated the radio waves and Billboard’s Pop chart. Throughout her career she shared the stage with incomparable musicians such as Ray Charles, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, and Joey Bishop.

Damita Jo doesn’t sound like anyone but herself. She invites an audience to listen because of her sheer artistic ability whether she’s belting out a tune or pouring into a ballad.” – Jet Magazine

The Ad Lib Series, now available on DVD for the first time, is a collection of 46 concert TV programs presenting the best Jazz, Pop and Blues artists showcasing their skills with a Jazz flair. Seen on TV internationally, Ad Lib (filmed in 1980) was the first musical television series recorded in Stereo. This DVD features 2 episodes of the acclaimed Ad Lib Series.

An inspiration to many (including Janet Jackson, who was not only named Janet Damita Jo Jackson after the singer, but entitled her 2004 album “Damita Jo” as a tribute to her namesake), Damita Jo is not only remembered for her hit records, but as a classy and entertaining performer with a charming personality, envied beauty, vibrant vocal styling, and a dynamic voice. With this Arkadia DVD, “Damita Jo: The Lady Is A Tramp”, her legacy is preserved for forever.


Song Selection:

Show #33:

  1. Damita Jo: The Lady Is A Tramp
  2. Damita Jo: Watch What Happens
  3. Papa John Creach: John’s Other
  4. Papa John Creach: Honeysuckle Rose
  5. Damita Jo: Someone That I Used to Love
  6. Damita Jo: I’ll Get Along Somehow

Show #34:

  1. Damita Jo: Blackbird, Bye Bye
  2. Damita Jo: This Bitter Earth
  3. Damita Jo: This Song Is Gonna Last Forever
  4. Papa John Creach: Things Ain’t What They Used To Be
  5. Damita Jo: The Gambler
  6. Damita Jo: I Write The Songs

Featured Musicians Include:

Damita Jo: Vocals
Art Hilary: Piano
Larry Gales: Bass
Lewis Malin: Drums
Papa Jo Creach: Violin

DVD Bonus Features:

  • Damita Jo Biography
  • Papa John Creach Biography
  • Ad Lib Highlights Reel (16 Min.)
  • Digitally Mastered Audio and Video
  • Dolby Stereo Audio
  • Instant Access to Songs
  • DVD Recommendations

DVD Length: 1 Hour plus, Bonus Features

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