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Annie Ross: No One But Me

Annie Ross was the red-headed bombshell at the swinging heart of the post-war jazz scene. Raised in Glasgow, her eight-decade career runs from precocious child star - the 'Scottish Shirley Temple' - to indefatigable living legend.

In this intimate and revealing ArtWorks Scotland profile, Annie discusses her many lives: Parisian singer in the 1940s, incomparable vocal gymnast in the 1950s and Covent Garden impresario in the 1960s.

Tales of shoplifting with Billie Holiday, shooting up with her lover Lenny Bruce and of her deep abiding affection for her brother Jimmy Logan are underscored by Annie's beguiling and distinctive vocals performing a generous selection of jazz standards and her own compositions.

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1 hour

Last on

Tue 18 Dec 2012 21:00
BBC Two Scotland