Special features: Theatrical trailer; extended interviews with Clyde Stubblefield, Chuck D, De La Soul (ca. Celebrates three concerts by Country Joe Mc Donald. A cinematic synthesis of four Newport folk Festivals that depicts the crucial years of transition for the art of folk music 1963-1966. Profiles the individual and often interconnected stories of the seven musicians, while also illustrating the state of music and the arts in local communities across Northern California. Contents: Introduction -- Beginnings in radio -- Citizen Kane -- Sisters -- Cape Fear -- North by northwest -- Herrmann's personality -- The ghost and Mrs. DVD X3116 Highlights the talents of a wide variety of both amateur and professional musicians and dancers throughout North America who use every part of the human body to make music. Features the music of Eddie Blazoncyck and the Versatones, the Dick Pillar Orchestra, Renata and Girls, Girls, Girls, and the Mrozinski Brothers. You see the drama, egos and conflicts between label and artists that drive the multi-billion-dollar hip hop and urban music business. DVD X5327 Shows these two klezmer bands both in performance and in the process of re-discovering this traditional music through its Yiddish, Eastern European, and early 20th Century American roots.75 min. This first segment from Minnesota to Douds, Iowa covers the northern section of the River which is truly the contemporary American melting pot, full of acoustic music, polka, rhythm and blues, punk and alternative rock. Genevieve, Missouri is where North and South meet and the rougher, rural styles come face to face with big city sophistication.88 min.); soundtrack for the film, featuring 17 songs; Fair Use explained : four shorts by the Center for Social Media: Remix culture is your friend (ca. The first is a solo performance at People's Park, Berkeley. Video/C 5522 An interview with guitarist Country Joe Mc Donald about his early years and the development of his musical career. Muir -- Family and work -- Composing a film score -- On dangerous ground -- The man who knew too much -- Psycho -- Torn curtain -- The bride wore black -- Taxi driver. Also examines body music within an anthropological and biological framework, demonstrating how the body is filled with natural "clocks," which account for the fundamental human connection with rhythm. Takes an in-depth look inside one of the world's top music genres. Video/C 2179 View this video online (via folkstreams.net) Contents: Pop goes the weasel -- The lakes of Champlain -- Old Smokey -- John Brown's dream -- Chicken reel -- Square, hook & broom dances -- The wind that shakes the Barley (and others) -- Old grey mule -- Alabama jubilee -- Daybreak blues -- Pickin' girl -- John Henry -- Cincinnati rag -- Black waters -- Marlboro cowboy -- The Jew in Jerusalem -- Kilakila 'o Eke -- Oh Madeleine -- J'ete au bal (I went to the ball) -- Chere Bassette -- Think of me once a day -- Fandango -- Polka & conjunto -- Voy a sacarme la espina (I'm gonna take the thorn out of me) -- Soft rain -- Salsa. Video/C 4498 Contents: African American sacred traditions: Take me to the water/Glory, glory Hallelujah; You got to move; Rock-a-way; Lay my burden down; My mother's gone; I belong to that union band; Roll Jordan roll; Precious Lord; My God called me this morning; Jesus is all the world to me; Can't nobody do me like Jesus; European & other sacred traditions: Holo mai pele mai Kahikina -- We are gathering at the river/God's not dead; Beautiful hills of Galilee; Lord, give me one more day; Mansion over a hilltop; I'm working on a building. Video/C 4499 A definitive look at the life and career of Leonard Bernstein, world renowned composer, conductor, pianist and educator. DVD X4003 Join folk-rock musician Ani Di Franco in a four part film series filmed live along the Mississippi River, highlighting the richness and vitality of American music at the close of the 20th century. Contents: Ojibwe powwow drum / Randy Kingbird, Mark Kingbird, Pete White -- Scandinavian fiddle group / Paul Wilson, Skal Club Spelmanslag -- Alternative rock / Soul Asylum -- Alternative rock / Babes in Toyland -- American folk / John Koerner and friends -- African-American choir / Sounds of Blackness -- Hmong traditional reed instrument / Hmong Qeej Players -- German Polka / Karl Hartwich and The Country Dutchmen --Jazz / Manny Lopez Quintet -- Mexican dance music / La Otra Mitad -- Contemporary folk / Greg Brown. Old-time country and blues are honed and polished into bluegrass, rock n' roll and true soul music. In this third segment from La Center, Kentucky to Jackson, Mississippi, the music gets louder as the river flows South. In the Mississippi Delta, music is still deeply rooted in the soil.
Years before people started downloading and remixing music, hip-hop sampling sparked a debate about copyright, creativity, and technological change that still rages today. DVD 6608 Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, Peter, Paul and Mary, Son House, Mississippi John Hurt, Judy Collins, Pete Seeger, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Odetta, Staple Singers, Mike Bloomfield, Ronnie Gilbert, Paul Butterfield, Theodore Bikel, Howlin' Wolf, "Spider" John Koerner and others. DVD 4877 A detailed, informative, and enjoyable documentary featuring rare footage of Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention throughout the 1960s, archive interviews, seldom-seen live performances, and a host of other features. , Hungry Freaks Daddy, Trouble Every Day, Brown Shoes Don't Make it, America Drinks and Goes Home, and many more. DVD X2703 Follows seven San Francisco Bay Area freelance classical musicians who live a road warrior lifestyle as they perform with regional orchestras across Northern California and struggle to acquire permanent positions with a major symphony. Filmed within the Hassidic community, we are treated to beautiful Hassidic melodies as sung in prayer, at celebrations and at many other significant events in the day to day life of Hassidic Jews. Features interviews with, among others, directors Martin Scorsese and Claude Chabrol, composers David Raksin and Elmer Bernstein, as well as home movies, archival photos and interviews with Herrmann himself. Shows Polish-American polka musicians and polka dancers performing at festivals, dance halls, and small beer halls in the eastern and midwestern parts of the United States. DVD 4970; vhs Video/C 2111 Go beyond the surface of the music business to examine the inner world of the industry and the true politics behind getting an album made.
DVD 1638 Country Joe Mc Donald, Terry Garthwaite, Barbara Dane, Mayne Smith, Barry Melton, Dave Fredrickson, Sandy Rothman, Stan Wilson, Alice Stuart..al.
King; Golden age of gospel; The Weavers; The folk revival; Newport Folk Festival -- Episode 4. Cajun; Zydeco ; Tejano; Native American; Nakai & Mirabal; Evolution of roots.
8 min.) -- Fair Use for media literacy education (ca. 4 min.) -- Fair Use and free speech in documentary film (ca. Originally produced in 2009; television broadcast premiere Jan. The second features a performance with his band at People's Park and the third is another performance with his band on Earth Day, this time at Provo Park. Performers/commentators: Sam Mc Grier, DC Coaliton Step Team, Radioactive, Click the Supah Latin, Artis the Spoonman; Derique Mc Gee, Brian Williams (Birdman), Keith Terry, Sandy Silva, Bob Moses, Larry M. See the making of three Grammy-winning albums: Out Kast's 'Speakerboxxx/ Love Below', Kanye West's 'College Dropout' and Ludacris' 'Chicken -N- Beer'. Filled with archival footage including concert films, home movies, and clips from his Broadway hits. DVD 5575 A portrait of Canadian singer-songwriter and poet, Leonard Cohen, interspersed with performances of his music by various artists, including Nick Cave, U2, Rufus Wainwright, and Beth Orton. Contents: American folk Illinois riverboat / John Hartford -- Bluegrass / Bob Lewis Family -- Marching Band / St. Charles, MO -- Gospel / Fontella Bass and Martha Bass -- Rhythm and blues / Oliver Sain -- Rhythm and blues / James Family -- African drum and poetry / Sunshine Group and Eugene Redmond -- Alternative country / The Bottle Rockets -- French New Year's revel / Ste. Secular music styles come back to the blues, and gospel is at its most heartfelt and powerful.
Includes interviews with his brother, children, collaborators and fellow conductors. Special features: Exclusive never-before-seen musical performances, a conversation with Leonard Cohn, audio commentary with director Lian Lunson, deleted scenes. Contents: Gospel / Boundless Love Quartet -- Rockabilly / Sonny Burgess -- Music in the community: Rhyme games, drill team, stepping -- Soul / Rufus Thomas -- Soul / Memphis Horns and Ann Peebles -- Delta blues / Robert Lockwood, Jr.
This fourth segment covers music from Natchez, Mississippi to Delacroix Island in the Gulf of Mexico.