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Dinah Washington
Program 603
Original Airdate: 2/1/1976

Subject Keywords
Afro-American musicians
Afro-American singers
Afro-American women musicians
Music - Performance

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Arnette, Mae
Burnett, Hayes
Lane, Dick
Washington, Dinah

Program Description
Program focuses on the music of Dinah Washington and the tradition of African American female musicians that she participated in. Host Hayes Burnett, a bass player, provides brief biographical information about Washington and interviews both Washington's husband Dick Lane and vocalist Mae Arnette (who was early in her career when Washington was at the height of hers). Both guests discuss what Washington was like, the origins of her music, the difficulties inherent to being a female, African American, musician, and what her life was like just before she died. Additional segments include a vocal performance by Arnette, a bass performance by Burnett (with accompaniment), "Information" (on the origins of African American music), and "Commentary" by Hayes Burnett (on the great African American female musicians).

Producer
Marita Muhammad Rivero

Associate Producer
Barbara Barrow
Vickie Jones

Director
Conrad White

Editor
Henry Johnson

Cinematographer
Henry Johnson

Writer
Dighton Spooner

Host
Hayes Burnett

Guests
Mae Arnette
Dick Lane

Performers
Mae Arnette (vocalist)
Hayes Burnett (musician)

Others
Tony Davis (production assistant)
Huntley Nicholas Jr. (film sound)
Dighton Spooner (researcher)
Kaisan Tsiang (assistant cameraman)

Formats
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-03299
Original footage 1/4" audio reel (item number not yet assigned)
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01453
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01453A
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette 3299
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)



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