Episode 17: Evelyn Dove

Evelyn Dove was Britain's first black show business star. She was a true pioneer - she was the first black woman to sing on BBC radio, and the first black singer to move from Britain to make a splash in America. After the second world war, she had her own music series on British television, and was one of the most well loved personalities in what was a new and exciting medium in the world of entertainment. In a career lasting five decades, Evelyn Dove embraced the worlds of jazz, musical theatre and cabaret, refusing  to be constrained by her colour or class, but her career was one of highs and lows...

Opening music by Stefan Kartenburg, featuring Dimitri Artmenko on strings, and it's from dig.ccMixter.  All other music used in the show is from copyright free music sites.

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