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American epic : the first time America heard itself

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
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
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.


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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"In American Epic we can examine how important the fact is that when phonograph records were invented, for the first time ever, women, minorities, poor rural men and even children were given the Read more...

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