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Brown, Willie 1900-1952

Works: 134 works in 190 publications in 2 languages and 2,458 library holdings
Genres: Blues (Music)  Interviews  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Music  Songs  Popular music  Poetry  Oral histories  Internet videos 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, Author, Interviewee, Singer, Commentator, Arranger, Actor
Classifications: PS593.L8, 811.04
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Willie Brown
The winning spirit by Bill Haley( Visual )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this edition of Tony Brown's Journal, Tony Brown talks about sports and winning with various athletes
Mississippi, the blues lineage : musical geniuses of the fields, levees, and jukes( Recording )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mississippi Delta blues( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vote for me series( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is it like to actually run for office? To organize campaigns? To get out the vote? To produce negative ads? To build legislative coalitions? All this and more is part of Vote for Me: Politics in America, the Peabody Award-winning four -hour public TV series that travels across the country to show us how politics is really played in the U.S. Entertaining, funny, and full of revealing behind-the-scenes moments, Vote for Meis the perfect way for students of American politics to understand the campaign and election process, from the smallest precincts all to the way to the White House. As one Oklahoma party leader puts it, "politics is show business for ugly people", and Vote for Me revels in the things candidates and their campaigns have to do in order to get the magic "50% plus one". There are the rival training sessions, one for the Christian Coalition, the other for the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, each teaching the same nuts and bolts techniques. There is the Hawaiian campaigning tradition of "sign waving" on busy street corners, and the 29-hour California bus-trip photo-op marathon mounted by a desperate gubernatorial candidate. This is American politics with a human face, as the viewer experiences what it's like to play the great game that determines who will lead us. Here are some of the many revealing sequences included in Vote for Me:-"The King Of Retail", a portrait of the master of person-to-person campaigning, Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci. "The Terminator", featuring New York "attack-dog" consultant Hank Sheinkopf as he crafts, and defends, negative political advertising in a Supreme Court race in Alabama. To place negative ads in historical context, Vote for Me also imagines what a slasher ad would have been like in the 1800 campaign between Adams and Jefferson, using verbatim insults from campaign literature of the time. "Change partners and dance", the tough, revealing story of changing ethnic coalitions in Chicago, from the "Rainbow coalition" of the late Harold Washington to the white ethnic/Mexican-American alliance of Mayor Richard M. Daley. "The born politician", in which the camera follows a voluble Texas legislator around the floor of the State Senate as he twists arms, kisses hands, and threatens his way to a legislative victory in a TV tour-de-force that shows how political business is really transacted in America. "The political education of Maggie Lauterer", a remarkable 90-minute behind-the-scenes look at what it really takes to run for office in America. First-time-candidate from North Carolina Maggie Lauterer decides to run for Congress and has to learn how to beg for money on the phone, how to come up with 30-second policy soundbites, and how to try to run a clean campaign in the face of withering negative attacks on her character - and we the viewers learn along with her, sharing her exhilaration and her setbacks. Mix these and other compelling stories with witty and incisive commentary from Mario Cuomo, Newt Gingrich, Willie Brown, Lyn Nofziger, and other less-celebrated political animals, revealing people-on-the-street interviews, and a wealth of footage capturing American politicians being themselves, and you have a stunning, anti-cynical portrait of the American political system that the San Francisco Chronicle called "one of the year's ten best TV shows: a kaleidoscopic, heartening and sometimes hilarious look at the vitality of grass-roots politics in America. "An ideal teaching tool, easy to program. Vote for Me is easy to use in the classroom because it is entirely modular. Each of its four major parts is divided into a number of separate, stand-alone stories, allowing the instructor to tailor viewings to curriculum and class length. From in-depth, behind-the-scenes stories to lucid overviews, Vote for Me will engage even the most cynical viewers with its mix of humor and humanity. "Vote for Me - Politics in America" was supported by grants from The CIT Group, Inc., The Ford Foundation, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, PBS/CPB. A production of The Center for New American Media, Midnight Films, and WETA, Washington DC. Winner of the George Foster Peabody Award. Winner of the Silver Baton, Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award. Produced and directed by Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker and Paul Stekler in co-production with WETA, Washington, D.C
Masters of the Delta blues : the friends of Charlie Patton( Recording )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impact of Charlie Patton on the Mississippi blues is demonstrated through the music on this album
Delta blues( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rough guide to delta blues : reborn and remastered( Recording )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most influential of all the blues forms, Delta blues laid the foundations for what was to become rock n' roll. Born in the punishing and poverty-stricken environment of the Mississippi Delta, this Rough Guide traces its early origins with classic tracks by many Delta legends as well as lesser-known artists shrouded in mystery
Mississippi blues & gospel : 1934-1942 field recordings( )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early morning blues by Blind Blake( )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete recordings, 1929-1934 by Charley Patton( Recording )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suitcase full of blues( )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Son House by Son House( Recording )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pioneering blues musician from the Mississippi Delta, Eddie James "Son" House could weave a magic spell over his listeners, with his stern expression and serious, intimate yet joyous music
See how they run by Philip King( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1999, celebrity Mayor Willie Brown ruled San Francisco and appeared to be a shoo-in for re-election to a second term. Twelve candidates wanted his job, but of these pretenders to the throne, the only threat was a write-in candidate - openly gay city supervisor and stand-up comedian Tom Ammiano. What ensued was a David vs. Goliath showdown mired in intense political backstabbing and media fighting that, lucky for us, was all captured on film. A sharp-witted, scandalous expose of an historic, only-in-San Francisco grassroots campaign, See how they run features a host of well known celebrities and political figures including Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sean Penn, Regis and Kathy Lee, Bill Maher and others to ultimately reveal all the behind-the-scenes mud-slinging, back room brawls and daily dramas that together helped shape this one-of-a-kind race."--Publisher's website
The blues line; a collection of blues lyrics by Eric Sackheim( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of blues lyrics heavily weighted to the so-called "country blues" but covering the whole spectrum of blues, from beginnings in Texas, the Mississippi delta, Alabama, and Georgia, as well as the female "city blues" singers of the mid-'20's, to later developments in such urban centers as Memphis, St. Louis and Chicago
The rough guide to blues legends : Charley Patton : reborn and remastered by Charley Patton( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Son House : the complete Library of Congress sessions, 1941-1942( Recording )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The HistoryMakers video oral history with Willie L. Brown, Jr( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera singer Willie Brown, Jr. was born on August 17, 1930, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received his B. A. degree in music education from Xavier University in 1957; his M. A. degree in musical performance from Governors State University in Illinois; and his Ph.D. degree in music from Faith College in Birmingham, Alabama. His college education was interrupted when he was drafted into the United States Army. His sang his first solo, Heaven's Radio, in kindergarten. In the early 1960s, Brown was a guest soloist on NBC television's Dave Garraway Show. Brown performed with the McLin Opera Company and the Light Opera Company. He performed more than two thousand times as the only African American professional with Chicago's Lyric Opera Company. His musical repertoire included operatic arias in Italian, French and German and oratorio arias in Latin. Brown passed away on February 7, 2014 at age 83
Broke, black, & blue : an anthology of blues classics and rarities( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American epic( Recording )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Delta blues to fiddle tunes, Cajun, Tex-Mex, Native American, Hawaiian, cowboy and gospel songs ..."--Container
Primeval blues, rags, and gospel songs by Charley Patton( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Brown, Willie

Brown Willie 1900-1952

Brown, Willie Lee

Brown, Willie Lee 1900-1952

William Brown

William Hoskins Brown

Willie Brown

Willie Brown Amerikaans zanger (1900-1952)

Willie Brown amerikansk sångare

Willie Brown amerikansk sanger

Willie Brown amerikansk songar

Willie Brown cantante e chitarrista statunitense

Willie Brown guitar player and vocalist

Willie Brown musicien américain

Willie Brown US-amerikanischer Blues-Musiker

Willie Lee Brown

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