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The Resource American epic, a production of BBC Arena, Lo-Max Films Ltd., Wildwood Enterprises, and Thirteen Productions LLC for WNET ; directed by Bernard MacMahon ; produced by Bernard MacMahon, Allison McGourty, Bill Holderman, and Adam Block

American epic, a production of BBC Arena, Lo-Max Films Ltd., Wildwood Enterprises, and Thirteen Productions LLC for WNET ; directed by Bernard MacMahon ; produced by Bernard MacMahon, Allison McGourty, Bill Holderman, and Adam Block

Label
American epic
Title
American epic
Statement of responsibility
a production of BBC Arena, Lo-Max Films Ltd., Wildwood Enterprises, and Thirteen Productions LLC for WNET ; directed by Bernard MacMahon ; produced by Bernard MacMahon, Allison McGourty, Bill Holderman, and Adam Block
Contributor
Film director
Film producer
Narrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The big bang: At the height of the Roaring Twenties, music scouts armed with cutting-edge recording technology set out across America to capture the unsung voices of everyday folk. Blood & soil: America's poor, cotton field slaves, mine workers, sharecroppers, find freedom through music, creating gospel, protest songs, and Delta Blues. Out of the many, the one: Exotic cultures spanning America are captured on record for the first time, inventing new instruments and new cultural identities
  • Jack White and T Bone Burnett produce an epic recording session using the only working 1920s recording device in existence in this tribute to the artists celebrated in the American Epic documentaries. Starring Alabama Shakes, The Americans, Ana Gabriel, Ashley Monroe, The Avett Brothers, Beck, Bettye Lavette, Bobby Ingano, Elton John, Frank Fairfield, Jerron Paxton, Los Lobos, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Nas, Pokey LaFarge, Raphael Saadiq, Rhiannon Giddens, Steve Martin & Edie Brickell, among others
  • From executive producers T Bone Burnett, Robert Redford and Jack White, this is the story of early American recorded music when the musical strands of a nation first combined to spark a cultural renaissance that forever transformed the future of music and the world. Also includes a feature-length film of in-studio sessions, with leading contemporary artists recording early American music on a restored 1920s recording machine
Member of
Cataloging source
Midwest
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • American epic (Television mini-series)
  • Arena (Television program : UK)
Credits note
Director, Bernard MacMahon
Intended audience
TV rating: TV-14
Language note
  • English audio (uncompressed theatrical mono mix) and subtitles (SDH)
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
PerformerNote
Robert Redford, narrator
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Redford, Robert
  • MacMahon, Bernard
Runtime
310
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Popular culture
  • Popular music
  • Sound recording industry
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
American epic, a production of BBC Arena, Lo-Max Films Ltd., Wildwood Enterprises, and Thirteen Productions LLC for WNET ; directed by Bernard MacMahon ; produced by Bernard MacMahon, Allison McGourty, Bill Holderman, and Adam Block
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/000/000/000/011/821/000000000011821137.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
video disc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc one: The big bang -- Blood & soil -- Out of many, the one ; Disc two: The American epic sessions
Control code
MWT11821137
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen edition
Extent
2 DVDs (ca. 310 min.)
Isbn
9781627894715
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887026086
Publisher number
  • 11821137
  • AMEP600
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
American epic, a production of BBC Arena, Lo-Max Films Ltd., Wildwood Enterprises, and Thirteen Productions LLC for WNET ; directed by Bernard MacMahon ; produced by Bernard MacMahon, Allison McGourty, Bill Holderman, and Adam Block
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/000/000/000/011/821/000000000011821137.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
video disc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc one: The big bang -- Blood & soil -- Out of many, the one ; Disc two: The American epic sessions
Control code
MWT11821137
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen edition
Extent
2 DVDs (ca. 310 min.)
Isbn
9781627894715
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887026086
Publisher number
  • 11821137
  • AMEP600
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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