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American roots music / a Ginger Group production ; directed by Jim Brown ; produced by Jim Brown, Sam Pollard and Jeff Rosen ; written by Charles Wolfe.

Brown, Jim, 1950- (Added Author). Kristofferson, Kris (Added Author). Ginger Group (Firm) (Added Author). Palm Pictures. (Added Author). Library of Congress. (Added Author). Smithsonian Institution (Added Author). Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. (Added Author). Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum (Nashville, Tenn.) (Added Author). Experience Music Project. (Added Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Kirklin PL - Kirklin DVD American Roots Music (Text) 34123000080473 Adult DVD, 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs : sound, color & black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: NY, NY : Palm Pictures [distributor], [2001]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from set container.
Originally broadcast as a television series.
Bonus material: disc 1. Bob Willis ; Earl Scruggs ; Doc Watson-- disc 2. Sister Rosetta Tharpe ; Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys ; Valerio Longoria.
Formatted Contents Note:
disc. 1. episode 1. When first unto this country. Fisk Jubilee Singers ; Recorded music ; The Bristol sessions ; Delta blues ; The Grand Ole Opry ; Gospel is born -- episode 2. This land was made for you and me. Cowboy music & western Swing ; Lead Belly & Lomax ; Woody Guthree ; Bluegrass ; Honky tonk ; The blues & radio -- disc 2. episode 3. The times they are a-changin'. Chicago blues ; B.B. King ; Golden age of gospel ; The Weavers ; The folk revival ; Newport Folk Festival -- episode 4. All my children of the Sun. Cajun ; Zydeco ; Tejano ; Native American ; Nakai & Mirabal ; Evolution of roots.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
"A collaboration between the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Experience Music Project, Palm Pictures and Ginger Group Productions"--Set container.
Participant or Performer Note:
Various performers; narrated by Kris Kristofferson.
Summary, etc.:
Features historic and documentary footage of 20th century pioneering artists. Includes blues, country, gospel, folk, Cajun, sydeco, bluegrass, tejano and Native American music.
System Details Note:
Subject: Folk music > United States.
Popular music > United States.
Genre: Television programs.

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