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The Resource 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

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

Label
American epic
Title
American epic
Statement of responsibility
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
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • haw
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
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
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TEFMT
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videorecording
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Credits note
Editing, Dan Gitlin ; original music, Duke Erikson and Bernard MacMahon ; cinematography, Vern Moen ; executive producers, T Bone Burnett, Robert Redford, Jack White
Dewey number
781.640973/09042
Language note
Chiefly in English (some songs sung in French, Hawaiian, or Spanish), with optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
LC call number
ML3790
LC item number
.A44 2017
PerformerNote
  • Narrator, Robert Redford ; commentary, Taj Mahal, Jack White, Charlie Musselwhite
  • 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
  • Featured performers in the sessions: Alabama Shakes, The Americans, Ana Gabriel, Ashley Monroe, The Avett Brothers, Beck, Bettye LaVette, Bobby Ingano, Elton John, Frank Fairfield, Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton, Los Lobos, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Nas, Pokey LaFarge, Raphael Saadiq, Rhiannon Giddens, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Taj Mahal, Jack White, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard
Runtime
310
Technique
live action
Label
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
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "PBS"--Container
  • Originally broadcast on television 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
  • 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
  • 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 [Lydia Mendoza] ; A musical jambalaya ; Mississippi John Hurt ; Lost and found ; The sounds of earth
  • 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
ocn985005249
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
2 videodiscs (310 min.)
Isbn
9781627894715
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy.
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
Video recording format
DVD
Label
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
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "PBS"--Container
  • Originally broadcast on television 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
  • 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
  • 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 [Lydia Mendoza] ; A musical jambalaya ; Mississippi John Hurt ; Lost and found ; The sounds of earth
  • 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
ocn985005249
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
2 videodiscs (310 min.)
Isbn
9781627894715
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy.
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
Video recording format
DVD

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