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Bluesland : a portrait in American music

Author: B B KingBessie SmithJimmy RushingMuddy WatersSon HouseAll authors
Publisher: [S.l.] : Medici Arts Distributed by EuroArts Music International, ©2010.
Series: Masters of American music series.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Limited edView all editions and formats
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Features rare and memorable film performances of the greatest performers like Bessie Smith, Son House, Jimmy Rushing, Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters, Big Joe Turner, T-Bone Walker, and B.B. King. Follows the music's many tributaries as blues flows into the sophisticated jazz of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie, the rhythm and blues of Louis Jordan and Dinah Washington, and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: B B King; Bessie Smith; Jimmy Rushing; Muddy Waters; Son House; T-Bone Walker; Kenneth Mandel; Ralph Meyers; Toby Byron; Richard Saylor; Keith David; Albert Murray; Robert Palmer; Toby Byron/Multiprises.; Taurus Film GmbH.; VideoArts Music (Firm); EuroArts Music International GmbH.
OCLC Number: 612435408
Language Note: In English, with optional French or German subtitles.
Notes: Originally released as an episode of the television series in 1993.
Credits: Cinematography, Ken Mandel ; edited by Ken Mandel.
Cast: B.B. King, Bessie Smith, Jimmy Rushing, Muddy Waters, Son House, T-Bone Walker.
Performer(s): Hosted by Keith David, with Albert Murray, Robert Palmer, interviewer, Ralph Meyers.
Description: 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 0, PCM Mono. 2.0, digitally remastered, fullscreen.
Series Title: Masters of American music series.
Responsibility: a co-production of Toby Byron/Multiprises in association with Taurus Film, Munich and VideoArts Music ; directed by Ken Mandel ; written by Ralph Meyers, Toby Byron & Ken Mandel ; produced by Toby Byron & Richard Saylor.

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Features rare and memorable film performances of the greatest performers like Bessie Smith, Son House, Jimmy Rushing, Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters, Big Joe Turner, T-Bone Walker, and B.B. King. Follows the music's many tributaries as blues flows into the sophisticated jazz of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie, the rhythm and blues of Louis Jordan and Dinah Washington, and the rock 'n' roll of Chuck Berry and Elvis.

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