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Bluesland : a portrait in American music

Author: Keith DavidAlbert MurrayRobert PalmerToby Byron/Multiprises.Taurus Film GmbH.All authors
Publisher: New York : BMG Video, ©1993.
Series: Masters of American music series.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English : Deluxe edView all editions and formats
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This video explores the blues-- with all its poetic irony and sly humor, its eroticism and timeless power. It traces its roots from the beginning of the 20th Century through the Mississippi Delta to Louisiana, Texas, Kansas City and Chicago. It includes foootage of Son House, Leadbelly, Big Bill Broonzy, Bessie Smith, Count Basie, Louis Jordan, Jimmy Rushing, T-Bone Walker, Big Joe Turner, Sonny Boy Williamson,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Music videos
Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Keith David; Albert Murray; Robert Palmer; Toby Byron/Multiprises.; Taurus Film GmbH.; VideoArts Music (Firm); BMG Video.
OCLC Number: 37824542
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Credits: Cinematography, Ken Mandel ; editor, Ken Mandel ; research, Amy Mereson.
Performer(s): Hosted by Keith David ; with Albert Murray, Robert Palmer.
Description: 1 videocassette (ca. 85 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Masters of American music series.
Responsibility: a co-production of Toby Byron/Multiprises in association with Taurus Film, Munich and VideoArts Music ; produced by Toby Byron, Richard Saylor ; directed by Ken Mandel ; written by Ralph Meyers, Toby Byron, Ken Mandel.

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This video explores the blues-- with all its poetic irony and sly humor, its eroticism and timeless power. It traces its roots from the beginning of the 20th Century through the Mississippi Delta to Louisiana, Texas, Kansas City and Chicago. It includes foootage of Son House, Leadbelly, Big Bill Broonzy, Bessie Smith, Count Basie, Louis Jordan, Jimmy Rushing, T-Bone Walker, Big Joe Turner, Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters, Dinah Washington and many others.

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