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|Additional Physical Format:||Originally produced:
Planet Pictures (Firm), 1997
|Material Type:||Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||Films on Demand.; Films Media Group.|
|Notes:||Title from resource description page (viewed Dec. 08, 2010).
"When Thomas Edison devised a way to capture and replay sounds, he thought it useful for recording business letter dictation-but America had a different vision. This program examines the remarkable history of recorded music, from the Jazz Age, to the Big Band Era and World War II, to rock 'n' roll and rap. Executives from the BMI archives and Capitol-EMI Music, along with representatives of the Smithsonian Institution, discuss the social and cultural aspects of affordable, mass-produced music, plus the roles of recording originals like Enrico Caruso, Bing Crosby, Glenn Miller, Elvis, the Beatles, Berry Gordy, and Bob Dylan. In the U.S., recorded music has brought races together and split generations apart, while around the globe it has altered cultural identities, changing the way in which nations see others and themselves. (28 minutes)."
|Description:||1 streaming video (28 min.).|
|Details:||Mode of access: Internet.|
|Contents:||Capturing the Essence of Music (1:51) --
The Gramophone (1:40) --
Sheet Music (1:10) --
Cross-Fertilization (1:29) --
Electric Microphones (1:01) --
Minority Cultures (3:00) --
Colorful Music (1:49) --
Recording Industry --
Big Business (2:45) --
Cultural Phenomena (2:42) --
The Outgrowth of Rock and Roll (2:06) --
The Motown Sound (2:07) --
Recorded Music --
Catalyst for Change (2:26).
|Series Title:||Story of film, TV and media.|