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

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

Label
American epic
Title
American epic
Statement of responsibility
directed by Bernard MacMahon ; story by Bernard MacMahon & Allison McGourty & Duke Erikson ; produced by Allison McGourty, Bernard MacMahon, Duke Erikson ; producer, Bill Holderman ; producer, Adam Block ; a production of BBC Arena, Lo-Max Films Ltd., Wildwood Enterprises, and Thirteen Productions LLC for WNET
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Contributor
Broadcaster
Composer
Narrator
Performer
Production company
Publisher
Screenwriter
Television director
Television producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"[The story of] how the ordinary people of American were given the opportunity to make records for the first time. 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. This is the Big Bang of modern popular music--the first time America hears itself. 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 as disparate voices harmonize in a musical melting pot. 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"--Container
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Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • American epic (Television program)
  • Arena (Television program)
Credits note
Editing, Dan Gitlin ; original music, Duke Erikson and Bernard MacMahon ; cinematography, Vern Moen
Language note
Chiefly in English (some songs sung in French, Hawaiian, or Spanish), with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
PerformerNote
Narrator, Robert Redford ; featured historical performers include: Featured historical performers: the Carter Family, Memphis Jug Band, Elder Burch, the Williamson Bros. & Curry, Dick Justice, Charley Patton, Hopi Indian Chanters, Joseph Kekuku, Lydia Mendoza, the Breaux Family, Mississippi John Hurt, and Blind Willie Johnson
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1970-
  • 1951-
  • 1975-
  • 1945-
  • 1989-
  • 1946-
  • 1977-
  • 1933-
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  • MacMahon, Bernard
  • McGourty, Allison,
  • Erikson, Duke
  • Morgan, William
  • Holderman, Bill,
  • Block, Adam
  • Redford, Robert,
  • White, Jack
  • Fairfield, Frank,
  • Nas
  • John, Elton,
  • Monroe, Ashley,
  • Taj Mahal
  • LaFarge, Pokey,
  • Martin, Steve
  • Brickell, Edie,
  • Paxton, Jerron
  • LaVette, Bettye
  • Gabriel, Ana,
  • Beck,
  • Giddens, Rhiannon
  • Saadiq, Raphael,
  • Nelson, Willie
  • Haggard, Merle,
  • Alabama Shakes (Musical group),
  • Lobos (Musical group),
  • Americans (Musical group),
  • Hawaiians (Musical group : Auntie Geri Kuhia),
  • Avett Brothers,
  • Lost Bayou Ramblers,
  • Lo-Max Films Ltd.,
  • Wildwood Enterprises,
  • Thirteen Productions,
  • WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.),
  • Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.),
  • PBS Distribution (Firm),
Runtime
310
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  • Sound recording industry
  • Popular music
  • Popular culture
  • Popular music
  • Popular culture
  • Popular music
  • Sound recording industry
  • United States
Technique
live action
Label
American epic, directed by Bernard MacMahon ; story by Bernard MacMahon & Allison McGourty & Duke Erikson ; produced by Allison McGourty, Bernard MacMahon, Duke Erikson ; producer, Bill Holderman ; producer, Adam Block ; a production of BBC Arena, Lo-Max Films Ltd., Wildwood Enterprises, and Thirteen Productions LLC for WNET
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally broadcast as a documentary television miniseries on PBS in 2017
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The deepest roots of American music ; Joseph Kekuku and the steel guitar ; The first Tejano superstar [Lydia Mendoza] ; A musical jambalaya ; Mississippi John Hurt ; Lost and found ; The sounds of earth
  • telescript by William Morgan
  • disc one:
  • 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
  • telescript by William Morgan and Bernard MacMahon & Allison McGourty & Duke Erikson
  • Blood and soil.
  • Elder Burch ; The triumph church ; Dizzy Gillespie ; Music from the coal mines ; Charley Patton and Dockery Farms ; Patton's thumbprint
  • telescript by William Morgan
  • Out of the many, the one.
  • Killer diller
  • (Alabama Shakes)
  • El cascabel
  • (Los Lobos)
  • Two fingers of whiskey
  • (Elton John)
  • Jubilee
  • (Ashley Monroe and the Americans)
  • High water everywhere
  • (Taj Mahal)
  • disc two:
  • St. Louis blues
  • (Pokey LaFarge)
  • The cuckoo
  • (Steve Martin & Edie Brickell)
  • Candy man
  • (Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton)
  • Tomi tomi
  • (the Hawaiians)
  • Tain't nobody's business
  • (Bettye LaVette)
  • The American epic sessions.
  • Just a closer walk with thee
  • (the Avett Brothers)
  • Mal hombre
  • (Ana Gabriel)
  • Fourteen rivers fourteen floods
  • (Beck)
  • One hour mama
  • (Rhiannon Giddens)
  • Allons à Lafayette
  • (Lost Bayou Ramblers)
  • Matrimonial intentions
  • Stealin' stealin'
  • (Raphael Saadiq) ;
  • the final session
  • (Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard)
  • writers, Bernard MacMahon, Allison McGourty, Duke Erikson
  • (Jack White)
  • If the river was whiskey
  • (Frank Fairfield)
  • On the road again
  • (Nas)
Control code
985005249
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (310 min.)
Isbn
9781627894715
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887026086
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
AMEP600
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)985005249
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1; wide screen; uncompressed theatrical mono mix
Terms governing use
Bates: No public performance rights purchased; home, library, or classroom use only
Video recording format
DVD
Label
American epic, directed by Bernard MacMahon ; story by Bernard MacMahon & Allison McGourty & Duke Erikson ; produced by Allison McGourty, Bernard MacMahon, Duke Erikson ; producer, Bill Holderman ; producer, Adam Block ; a production of BBC Arena, Lo-Max Films Ltd., Wildwood Enterprises, and Thirteen Productions LLC for WNET
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally broadcast as a documentary television miniseries on PBS in 2017
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The deepest roots of American music ; Joseph Kekuku and the steel guitar ; The first Tejano superstar [Lydia Mendoza] ; A musical jambalaya ; Mississippi John Hurt ; Lost and found ; The sounds of earth
  • telescript by William Morgan
  • disc one:
  • 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
  • telescript by William Morgan and Bernard MacMahon & Allison McGourty & Duke Erikson
  • Blood and soil.
  • Elder Burch ; The triumph church ; Dizzy Gillespie ; Music from the coal mines ; Charley Patton and Dockery Farms ; Patton's thumbprint
  • telescript by William Morgan
  • Out of the many, the one.
  • Killer diller
  • (Alabama Shakes)
  • El cascabel
  • (Los Lobos)
  • Two fingers of whiskey
  • (Elton John)
  • Jubilee
  • (Ashley Monroe and the Americans)
  • High water everywhere
  • (Taj Mahal)
  • disc two:
  • St. Louis blues
  • (Pokey LaFarge)
  • The cuckoo
  • (Steve Martin & Edie Brickell)
  • Candy man
  • (Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton)
  • Tomi tomi
  • (the Hawaiians)
  • Tain't nobody's business
  • (Bettye LaVette)
  • The American epic sessions.
  • Just a closer walk with thee
  • (the Avett Brothers)
  • Mal hombre
  • (Ana Gabriel)
  • Fourteen rivers fourteen floods
  • (Beck)
  • One hour mama
  • (Rhiannon Giddens)
  • Allons à Lafayette
  • (Lost Bayou Ramblers)
  • Matrimonial intentions
  • Stealin' stealin'
  • (Raphael Saadiq) ;
  • the final session
  • (Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard)
  • writers, Bernard MacMahon, Allison McGourty, Duke Erikson
  • (Jack White)
  • If the river was whiskey
  • (Frank Fairfield)
  • On the road again
  • (Nas)
Control code
985005249
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (310 min.)
Isbn
9781627894715
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887026086
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
AMEP600
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)985005249
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1; wide screen; uncompressed theatrical mono mix
Terms governing use
Bates: No public performance rights purchased; home, library, or classroom use only
Video recording format
DVD

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