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Four American roots music films

Author: Yasha AginskyCarrie AginskyMike SeegerAlice GerrardTommy JarrellAll authors
Publisher: Sparta, N.J. : Vestapol Productions ; Cambridge, Mass. : Rounder Records [distributor], ©2007.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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Four separate films made by Yasha Aginsky: "Homemade American music" traces the origins of rural American music from traditional folk cultures in the southern United States and demonstrates how traditional music is learned, played, adapted and performed by younger musicians from urban backgrounds; "Sonny Terry : shoutin' the blues" films Sonny Terry, blind blues harmonica great, in a motel in Oakland, California,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Short films
Interviews
Named Person: Sonny Terry; Dewey Balfa; Dewey Balfa; Sonny Terry
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Yasha Aginsky; Carrie Aginsky; Mike Seeger; Alice Gerrard; Tommy Jarrell; Lily May Ledford; Roscoe Holcomb; Elizabeth Cotten; Sonny Terry; Dewey Balfa; Rockin' Dopsie; Allie Young; Nathan Abshire; Tony Balfa; Raymond E François; Dennis McGee; Wallace Read; Canray Fontenot; Leopold François; Robert Jardell; Balfa Brothers.; Cajun Playboys.; Aginsky Productions.; Films Cinétries (Firm); Films d'ici (Firm); Vestapol Productions.; Rounder Records (Firm)
ISBN: 1579408567 9781579408565
OCLC Number: 226317059
Language Note: In English and French with English subtitles.
Notes: Title from container and disc label.
Originally produced as documentary films, 1979-1983.
Performer(s): Performers include: Mike Seeger, Alice Gerrard, Tommy Jarrell, Lily May Ledford, Roscoe Holcomb, Elizabeth Cotten, Sonny Terry, Dewey Balfa, the Balfa Brothers, Rockin' Dopsie, Allie Young, Nathan Abshire, Tony Balfa, Raymond François and the Cajun Playboys, Denis McGee, Wallace "Cheese" Read, Canray Fontenot, Leopold François, and Robert Jardell ; with additional musicians.
Description: 1 videodisc (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: Homemade American music (c1980) / a film by Carrie and Yasha Aginsky with Mike Seeger and Alice Gerrard (42 min.) --
Sonny Terry : shoutin' the blues / filmmaker, Yasha Aginsky (c1979, 6 min.) --
Les blues de Balfa (c1983, 27 min.) ; Cajun visits = Visites Cajuns (c1981, 29 min.) / by Yasha Aginsky ; produced by Aginsky Productions with Les Films Cinétries, Les Films d'Ici.
Other Titles: Homemade American music.
Sonny Terry : shoutin' the blues.
Shoutin' the blues.
Shouting the blues.
Blues de Balfa.
Cajun visits.
Visites Cajuns.
American roots music films
Responsibility: by Yasha Aginsky.

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Four separate films made by Yasha Aginsky: "Homemade American music" traces the origins of rural American music from traditional folk cultures in the southern United States and demonstrates how traditional music is learned, played, adapted and performed by younger musicians from urban backgrounds; "Sonny Terry : shoutin' the blues" films Sonny Terry, blind blues harmonica great, in a motel in Oakland, California, telling about his start in show business and playing an original solo; "Les blues de Balfa" films Dewey Balfa telling about his renowned Cajun music band and his life after the fatal crash of his brothers and band members Rodney and Will; and "Cajun visits" presents six masters of traditional Cajun music, Dennis McGee, Wallace "Cheese" Read, Canray Fontenot, Leopold Francois, Robert Jardell and Dewey Balfa filmed at homes in rural southwest Louisiana.

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