Linda Hopkins: Deep In The Night

Catalog# 72038

UPC# 602267203899

Linda Hopkins: Vocals; Paul Smith: Piano; Eddie Harris: Saxophone;
Wray Downes: Piano; John Heard: Bass; Harold Jones: Drums

Hopkins progresses from rollicking to racy, sinful to solemn, proving herself worthy of her idol Bessie Smith. Great artist, great album…” -Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes

This Arkadia DVD, “Linda Hopkins: Deep in the Night”, features the soulful vocals of Jazz and Blues singer Linda Hopkins. Hopkins fell in love with Blues music after seeing Bessie Smith perform. She has starred in Broadway musicals such as, “Jazz Train”, which celebrated the success of African-American music, “Black and Blue”, a tribute to Harlem’s famed Cotton Club, and “Inner City”, for which she won a Tony Award. Hopkins also created two famous tribute musicals; “Wild Women Blues” was performed alongside Maxine Weldon and Mortonette Jackson as a tribute to Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Bessie Smith, and more famously her one-woman show, entitled, “Me and Bessie”, which she created in honor of her idol Bessie Smith.

The blues, gospel, jazz and the name of Linda Hopkins are synonymous.” – Los Angeles Sentinel

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. Each DVD features 2 episodes of the acclaimed Ad Lib Series.

Linda Hopkins was born to be an entertainer…. She comes alive on stage, her smile and spirit infectious as she rouses her audience to join her on this blues journey. She’s simply sensational.” – LA Jazz Scene

Besides Broadway musicals, Hopkins is also a popular face at Jazz festivals, as well as acting for TV and films. Having performed for three United States Presidents, she won accolades for not only her voice but her impeccable acting abilities. With a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Linda Hopkins has been recognized as a versatile entertainer, as well as one of the premiere voices of her generation despite never receiving the household name-recognition worthy of one of the world’s great talents.

Her range is astonishingly wide, and her effervescent personality undiminished. Hopkins remains a commanding, at times risque, interpreter of the blues.” – Living Blues Magazine

Also featuring special guests Jazz Pianist Paul Smith, longtime pianist and Musical Director for Ella Fitzgerald, and acclaimed and versatile Jazz saxophone innovator Eddie Harris, “Linda Hopkins: Deep in the Night”, is the definitive DVD of Hopkins’ legendary voice.


Song Selection:

Show #13:

  1. Linda Hopkins: Gimme A Pigfoot
  2. Linda Hopkins: Please Send Me Someone to Love
  3. Linda Hopkins: Deep in the Night
  4. Paul Smith: Send in the Clowns
  5. Linda Hopkins: You’re Nobody Til Somebody Loves You
  6. Linda Hopkins: Everyday I Have the Blues

Show #20:

  1. Linda Hopkins: You’ve Been A Good Ole Wagon
  2. Linda Hopkins: Feelings
  3. Linda Hopkins: T’ain’t Nobody’s Bizness If I Do
  4. Eddie Harris: There Was A Time
  5. Linda Hopkins: Shake A Hand

Musicians Include:
Linda Hopkins: Vocals
Paul Smith: Piano
Eddie Harris: Saxophone
Wray Downes: Piano
John Heard: Bass
Harold Jones: Drums

DVD Bonus Features:

  • Linda Hopkins Biography
  • Paul Smith Biography
  • Eddie Harris Biography
  • Ad Lib Highlights Reel (16 min.)
  • Digitally Mastered Audio and Video
  • Dolby Stereo Audio
  • Instant Access Songs
  • DVD Recommendations

DVD Length: 1 Hour plus, Bonus Features

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