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Adelaide Hall

Adelaide Hall

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 13 Jan 1991

Jazz singer

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is jazz singer Adelaide Hall. Now in her 80s and still performing, she'll be talking to Sue Lawley about her days at the Cotton Club in New York, the Moulin Rouge in Paris and the secrets of her enduring popularity.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Choices

Duke Ellington

1.

Castaway's favourite

Duke Ellington

Sophisticated Lady

Others who chose this artist

Pearl Bailey

3.

Pearl Bailey

A House Is Not A Home

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Fats Waller

4.

Fats Waller

Your Feet's Too Big

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Ella Fitzgerald

8.

Ella Fitzgerald

Oh, Lady be good (from Lady, Be Good!)

Others who chose this artist

Book

A book of American history by

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Luxury item

Box of seeds

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Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 02 Dec 1972

Actor, Jazz singer

Roy Plomley's castaway is jazz singer and actress Adelaide Hall.

Choices

Malcolm Roberts

1.

Malcolm Roberts

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother

Others who chose this artist

Mahalia Jackson

2.

Castaway's favourite

Mahalia Jackson

The Lord's Prayer

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Moira Anderson

5.

Moira Anderson

And This Is My Beloved

Others who chose this artist

Morecambe & Wise

6.

Morecambe & Wise

The Great Wall Of Harpended

Others who chose this artist

Book

History of the United States by

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Crochet needles and wool

Others who chose a similar luxury

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