Saturday 27 October 2007

Cabin In The Sky

Produced by Arthur Freed and directed by Vincente Minnelli in 1943, Cabin in the Sky retells the Faust legend with an all-African-American cast.

Employing the talents of Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Lena Horne and Ethel Waters, Cabin in The Sky is a virtual who's who of African-American entertainers of the era. Ethel Waters' Happiness is a Thing called Joe is especially touching along with her version of Taking a Chance on Love, while Duke Ellington's storming Going Up hits you like an express train. The comparison between Armstrong's swingy take on Ain't it the Truth compared to Lena Horne's sexy rendition is quite stunning. Enjoy every moment.

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