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  • It's Black Entertainment (2002)
  • TV Special | 80 min | Documentary, Music
It's Black Entertainment (2002)
TV Special | 80 min | Documentary, Music

Survey of musical performers on film from the 20th century, organized into segments: Dancers, Divas, Rock and Soul, Jazz and Swing, Male Singers, and Hip Hop.
Director
Composer
Bill Maxwell (original music by)
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Updated Feb 8, 2002

Release date
Feb 8, 2002 (United States)

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Louis Armstrong
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Josephine Baker
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James Brown
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Tisha Campbell
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Nat 'King' Cole
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Sean 'Diddy' Combs
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James Cross
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Dorothy Dandridge
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Sammy Davis Jr.
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Rah Digga
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Dr. Dre
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Billy Eckstine
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Duke Ellington
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Ella Fitzgerald
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Aretha Franklin
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Eddie Hartman
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'Crip' Heard
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Jimi Hendrix
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Billie Holiday
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Rubberneck Holmes
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Lena Horne
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Ice-T
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Michael Jackson
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A.J. Johnson
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Louis Jordan
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Camille King
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Eartha Kitt
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Kyme
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LL Cool J
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Velma Middleton
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Harold Nicholas
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The Notorious B.I.G.
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Otis Redding
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Christopher Reid
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Diana Ross
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Bessie Smith
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Sister Rosetta Tharpe
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Earl 'Snake Hips' Tucker
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Tina Turner
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Fats Waller
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Carolyn Franklin
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6.8 / 10 | 116 votes