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Jazzonia & the Harlem Diaspora

Curated by Diana Rodriguez & Judith Waring

01.07.09 - 01.08.09

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Works in the exhibition

list of works (PDF)


Lower space

Derek Jarman's The Tempest 1979, DVD [© Second Sight FIlms]

Elisabeth Welch singing with the sailors, still from The Tempest © Bee Gilbert from Derek Jarman's personal photo album, Vol. 8, 1979-81
[All above from the estate of Derek Jarman, courtesy of Keith Collins]

Stormy Weather vinyl single and sleeve, 1979 *

Derek Jarman and Elisabeth Welch at Riverside Studios © Chris Harris *
[* courtesy of David Gothard]

Adelaide Hall's orchestral accompaniment for Good for Nothing Joe as she performed it at the Grand Terrace Café, Chicago, 1935, with envelope addressed to Adelaide Hall **

Adelaide Hall signature stamp, 1940-50 **

Hair dressing pomade (1926-29) and Moulin Rouge compact with mirror and powder (1930s) used by Adelaide Hall **

Silver and paste bracelet belonging to Adelaide Hall worn during her 1931-32 world tour **

Contract for Café de Paris, Chicago, 12 April 1927, plus photocopy of the programme for the concerts. The Café de Paris was co-owned by Al Capone and C. Fleming Lewis and managed by Martin B. Paley. **

Postcard of Adelaide Hall in Harlem, New York, 1934 **
[** courtesy of Iain Cameron Williams, private collection]

Snapshots of Adelaide Hall with friends and fellow performers
[Courtesy of Dave Bennett]

The Cotton Club Comes to the Ritz 1985, DVD
[© BBC, Anthony Wall, by kind permission]

Programmes from Riverside Studios

Correspondence from Chuck Green to David Gothard
[Courtesy of David Gothard]


Don't Worry 'Bout Me sheet music, 1934. The song was written for the Cotton Club, Harlem

Diga-digga-do sheet music from Blackbirds of 1928

I'm just Wild About Harry, sheet music from Shuffle Along (British production), 1921 copyright

Brown Buddies theatre progamme, Broadway, New York, 1930

Blackbirds of 1934 theatre programme, Coliseum, London, 1934

Programme for National Scala, Copenhagen, November 1937

Programme for Adelaide Hall's Big Apple nightclub in Paris, 15 January 1938

The Happiest New Year of All sheet music, 1944

That's the Beginning of the End sheet music, 1944

[All above courtesy of Iain Cameron Williams, private collection]

Upper space

Adelaide Hall in concert at the Studio Theatre, Leicester Haymarket [Recording courtesy of Gavin Bryars]

No Maps on My Taps, 1979. DVD [© George T. Nierenberg, by kind permission]

Dress handmade in Paris, 1931, worn by Adelaide Hall during her 1931-32 world tour [Courtesy of the Adelaide Hall Archive]

Sophisticated Lady: A Musical Self-Portrait of Adelaide Hall, 1989, DVD
[© David Mingay, by kind permission]


Adelaide Hall on stage in Blackbirds of 1928

Adelaide Hall, probably photographed by Cecil Beaton for Vogue
[All above courtesy of the Adelaide Hall Archive]

Adelaide Hall during rehearsal for a concert at Leicester Haymarket, 1989

Honi Coles, © Chris Harris
Chuck Green, © Chris Harris
Chuck Green and Rebecca O'Brien, © Chris Harris
[All above courtesy of David Gothard]

Adelaide Hall, used at the Cotton Club, Harlem, 1934

Adelaide Hall, 1937, signed by J. Boucalles, Studio Favori, Paris
[All above courtesy of Iain Cameron Williams]

Adelaide Hall's Riverside Studios set list
[Courtesy of the Adelaide Hall Archive]

Posters from Riverside Studios [Courtesy of David Gothard]

Sound installation (2009), Diana Rodriguez and Judith Waring with Jazz Tap Dancer Junior Laniyan