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Gil Scott-Heron and the Midnight Band in Black Wax

Author: Chris LiWilliam BarthLawrence McConkeyGil Scott-HeronRobert MuggeAll authors
Publisher: [S.l.] : Sony, ©1982.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
Database:WorldCat
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He's a jazz poet who speaks the language of rhythm. A "bluesologist" and one of the founders of rap. Gil Scott-Heron is a true American innovator, and this musical portrait shows us why, after sixteen albums, his reputation keeps growing. Captured live at the Wax Museum Nightclub and at other locales in Washington, D.C., Scott-Heron's birthday concert is a non-stop barrage of his best-loved performances, backed by  Read more...
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Named Person: Gil Scott-Heron; Gil Scott-Heron
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Li; William Barth; Lawrence McConkey; Gil Scott-Heron; Robert Mugge; Channel Four (Great Britain); Sony Corporation of America.; Mug-Shot Productions (Firm); Midnight Band (Musical group)
OCLC Number: 79324003
Notes: A filmed live performance.
Title on container: Gil Scott-Heron live in Black Wax.
"A Mug-Shot Production for Channel Four."
Credits: Producer, editor, director, Robert Mugge ; words and music by Gil Scott-Heron ; director of photography, Lawrence McConkey ; audio director, William Barth ; concert camera, Lawrence McConkey, Chris Li, et al.
Performer(s): Performers : Gil Scott-Heron and the Midnight Band.
Description: 1 videocassette (80 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.; VHS format.
Contents: Storm music --
Washington, D.C. --
Paint it black --
Waiting for the axe to fall --
Washington, D.C. --
Billy Green is dead --
Angel dust --Washington, D.C. --
Gun --
Washington, D.C. --
Winter in America --
Whitey on the moon --
Alien --
Black history --
Johannesburg --
"B" movie --
Washington, D.C.
Other Titles: Gil Scott-Heron live in Black Wax.
Black wax.
Responsibility: a film by Robert Mugge.

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He's a jazz poet who speaks the language of rhythm. A "bluesologist" and one of the founders of rap. Gil Scott-Heron is a true American innovator, and this musical portrait shows us why, after sixteen albums, his reputation keeps growing. Captured live at the Wax Museum Nightclub and at other locales in Washington, D.C., Scott-Heron's birthday concert is a non-stop barrage of his best-loved performances, backed by his remarkable 10-piece Midnight Band.

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