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American epic : the first time America heard itself

Author: Bernard MacMahon; Allison McGourty; Elijah Wald
Publisher: New York, New York : Touchstone, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Touchstone hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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A companion book to the groundbreaking PBS and BBC documentary series celebrates the pioneers and artists of American roots music--blues, gospel, folk, Cajun, Appalachian, Hawaiian, and Native American--without which there would be no jazz, rock, country, R & B, or hip hop today. "American Epic, a historic music project ... explores the pivotal recording journeys at the height of the Roaring Twenties, when music  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard MacMahon; Allison McGourty; Elijah Wald
ISBN: 9781501135606 1501135600 9781501135613 1501135619
OCLC Number: 1026512987
Notes: At head of title: T Bone Burnett, Robert Redford, Jack White present.
"The companion book to the PBS series."
Description: 279 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits, facsimiles ; 24 cm
Contents: The first time America heard herself --
I'll get a break someday: Will Shade and the Memphis Jug Band --
In the shadow of Clinch Mountain: The Carter Family --
My heart keeps singing: Elder J.E. Burch --
Gonna die with my hammer in my hand: Dick Justice and the Williamson Brothers --
Down the dirt road: Charley Patton and the Mississippi Delta Blues --
Chant of the snake dance: The Hopi Indian Chanters --
Bird of paradise: Joseph Kekuku --
Mal hombre: Lydia Mednoza --
Allons Lafayette: The Breaux Family --
Avalon blues: Mississippi John Hurt --
The American epic sessions --
Travel and the crew.
Other Titles: T Bone Burnett, Robert Redford, Jack White present American epic :
Responsibility: by Bernard MacMahon and Allison McGourty with Elijah Wald.

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The companion book to the ground breaking Arena documentary series airing on the BBC that celebrates the pioneers and artists who gave us modern American music  Read more...

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"We traveled the length of America in our quest to discover the stories of America's earliest recorded musicians." -- Allison McGourty, Producer "American Epic is the story of one of the great Read more...

 
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