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American epic / a production of BBC Arena, Lo-Max Films Ltd., Wildwood Enterprises, and Thirteen Productions LLC for WNET ; directed by Bernard MacMahon ; story by Bernard MacMahon & Allison McGourty & Duke Erikson ; telescript by William Morgan ; produced by Allison McGourty, Bernard MacMahon, Duke Erikson ; producer, Bill Holderman ; producer, Adam Block.

MacMahon, Bernard, 1970- (film director,, screenwriter,, film producer.). McGourty, Allison, (screenwriter,, film producer.). Erikson, Duke, 1951- (screenwriter,, film producer.). Morgan, William (Television writer), (screenwriter.). Holderman, Bill (film producer.). Block, Adam (Producer), (film producer.). Redford, Robert, (narrator.). Lo-Max Films Ltd., (production company.). Wildwood Enterprises, (production company.). Thirteen Productions, (production company.). WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), (broadcaster.). PBS Distribution (Firm), (publisher.). Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (broadcaster.).

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Item details

  • ISBN: 9781627894715
  • ISBN: 1627894713
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (310 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS Distribution, [2017]

Contents / Notes

The big bang. The Carter Family ; Field recordings ; The Bristol sessions ; The Carter Family legacy ; Beale Street ; The Memphis Jug Band ; A feeling of the past -- Blood and soil. Elder Burch ; The triumph church ; Dizzy Gillespie ; Music from the coal mines ; Charley Patton and Dockery Farms ; Patton's thumbprint -- Out of the many, the one. The deepest roots of American music ; Joseph Kekuku and the steel guitar ; The first Tejano superstar ; A musical jambalaya ; Mississippi John Hurt ; Lost and found ; The sounds of earth -- disc 2. The American epic sessions.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Narrator, Robert Redford.
Participant or Performer:
Narrator, Robert Redford.
Summary, etc.:
The big bang: At the height of the Roaring Twenties, music scouts armed with cutting-edge recording technology set out across America to capture the unsung voices of everyday folk. Blood and soil: America's poor--cotton field slaves, mine workers, sharecroppers--find freedom through music, creating gospel, protest songs, and Delta blues. Out of the many, the one: Exotic cultures spanning America are captured on record for the first time, inventing new instruments and new cultural identities. The American epic sessions: Jack White and T Bone Burnett produce an epic recording session using the only working 1920s recording device in existence in this tribute to the artists celebrated in the American epic documentaries.
System Details:
DVD; region 1; NTSC; widescreen; uncompressed theatrical mono mix.
English subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Subject: Sound recording industry > United States > History.
Popular music > United States > History and criticism.
Popular culture > United States > History > 20th century.
Genre: Documentary films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Nonfiction films.
Feature films.
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