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Title:
American epic
Author:
MacMahon, Bernard, 1970- television director, screenwriter, television producer, composer (expression)
Publication Information:
[Arlington, Virginia] : PBS Distribution, [2017]

©2017
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (310 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
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.
General Note:
"PBS"--Container.

Originally broadcast on television in 2017.
Language:
English
Contents:
The big bang. Blood and soil. Out of the many, the one.

The American epic sessions. Matrimonial intentions If the river was whiskey On the road again Killer diller El cascabel Two fingers of whiskey Jubilee High water everywhere St. Louis blues The cuckoo Candy man Tomi tomi Tain't nobody's business Just a closer walk with thee Mal hombre Fourteen rivers fourteen floods One hour mama Allons à Lafayette Stealin' stealin'
Added Uniform Title:
American epic (Television program)

Arena (Television program)
ISBN:
9781627894715
UPC:
841887026086
Format :
DVD

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From executive producers T Bone Burnett, Robert Redford and Jack White, this is the story of early American recorded music when the musical strands of a nation first combined to spark a cultural renaissance that forever transformed the future of music and the world. Also includes a feature-length film of in-studio sessions, with leading contemporary artists recording early American music on a restored 1920s recording machine.