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America's music : the roots of country. The birth of a sound

Author: Kris KristoffersonTom NeffDiandra DouglasDolly PartonEddy ArnoldAll authors
Publisher: [Atlanta, GA] : Turner Home Entertainment, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
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From the hardscrabble fields and coal mines of Appalachia comes a sound that speaks to ordinary folks. A sound heard on porches and hoedowns. This film tells the story of Country Music's struggle to find a commercial appeal. Examines the contributions of early western singers such as Roy Acuff, Dave Macon, George Hay, Jimmie Rodgers, Marty Robbins, Freddy Fender and musical groups such as the Carter Family and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Roy Acuff; Uncle Dave Macon; George Dewey Hay; Jimmie Rodgers; Marty Robbins; Freddie Fender
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Kris Kristofferson; Tom Neff; Diandra Douglas; Dolly Parton; Eddy Arnold; Marty Stuart; Gail Davies; John Hartford; Chet Atkins; Boxcar Willie.; Sam Phillips; Lee Roy Parnell; Merle Haggard; Billy Walker; Wild Wolf Productions.; Turner Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0780614445 9780780614444
OCLC Number: 44274147
Credits: Producers, Tom Neff, Diandra Douglas ; photography, Steven J. Wacks ; music, John Rosasco ; writers, Robert Oermann, Tom Neff.
Performer(s): Narrator: Kris Kristofferson.
Commentary: Dolly Parton, Eddy Arnold, Marty Stuart, Gail Davies, John Hartford, Johnny Cash, June Cash Carter, Chet Atkins, Boxcar Willie, Sam Phillips, Lee Roy Parnell, Riders in the Sky, Billy Walker, Faron Young, Suzy Bogguss.
Description: 1 videocassette (47 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Roots of country.
Birth of a sound
Responsibility: Wild Wolf Productions, Inc.

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From the hardscrabble fields and coal mines of Appalachia comes a sound that speaks to ordinary folks. A sound heard on porches and hoedowns. This film tells the story of Country Music's struggle to find a commercial appeal. Examines the contributions of early western singers such as Roy Acuff, Dave Macon, George Hay, Jimmie Rodgers, Marty Robbins, Freddy Fender and musical groups such as the Carter Family and the Sons of the Pioneers. It also looks at the beginnings of The Grand Ole Opry in the Rhyman Auditorium in Nashville and the advent of country western music on radio.

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