Past Meetup

Saint Louis Blues (at the Hayti Heritage Film Festival)

This Meetup is past

8 people went


This is just one film from the four-day Hayti Heritage Film Festival ( You should definitely consider the other films and maybe even come for the whole session.

From Wikipedia:

St. Louis Blues ( is a 1958 American film broadly based on the life of W. C. Handy ( It starred jazz and blues greats Nat "King" Cole (, Pearl Bailey (, Cab Calloway (, Ella Fitzgerald (, Eartha Kitt (, and Barney Bigard (, as well as gospel ( singer ( Mahalia Jackson ( and actress ( Ruby Dee ( The film's soundtrack used over ten of Handy's songs including the title song.

In conjunction with the film, Cole recorded an album of W. C. Handy compositions (, arranged by Nelson Riddle (, and Fitzgerald incorporated "St. Louis Blues" into her concert repertoire.

Admission is $7, and I think that covers the whole four-day festival. This film is scheduled to start at 8:30, so I'm listing the meetup start time as 8:15.

If you plan to attend the whole session, you might mention that in the comments so others can find you.

Look forward to seeing you there!