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.
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.
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.
-- Blues / Levon Helm and James Cotton -- Blues / Jack Johnson and The Jelly Roll Kings -- Blues / Johnnie Billington -- Blues / Little Milton -- Gospel / Mississippi Mass Choir.
Video/C 6252 Part 4: Louisiana, Where Music is King.
This video of the Ross Sisters from the 40’s has been circulating for awhile, but there are probably SOME people, like us, who have never seen it. Be patient – it starts out innocently enough but the ending will blow your mind!
Bill Moyers tells the story of this song, one of the most popular pieces of music in the English language, through the people who have sung it. Video/C 9908 Features historic and documentary footage of 20th century pioneering artists. Episode 4 focuses on the reassessment of diverse ethnic musics previously excluded from American folk music, and their inclusion in a redefined "American roots music." Disc 2. Presented by "Country" Joe Mc Donald and the Berkeley Historical Society; a film by Harold Adler.
He also tells the story of John Newton, once the captain of an English slave ship, who came to faith after surviving a storm at sea in the eighteenth century and wrote the lyrics which across distances of time and culture have become, when set to music, a courier of the spirit to millions of people. 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. Episode 1 traces the emergence of roots music in America from its European and African origins through its maturation into American music genres including spirituals, blues, country and gospel. DVD 6179 An energetic documentary about a vibrant South Asian youth subculture that fuses hip hop, rap and Bhangra music.
Episode 2 explores a period in which different strands of roots music became visible and commercialized through movies, television, radio and records. Based in Toronto, Canada and New York City, Bhangra is a mix of old and new, and is symbolic of universal cultural transformation for new generations. Video/C 4180 A discussion with Cipriano Garcia (Pueblo), Peter Garcia (Pueblo) and Charlotte Heth (Cherokee). This film literally goes to the four corners of the Earth to collect performances of sounds that make up traditional Jewish music. DVD 9293; vhs Video/C 6017 As hip-hop rose from the streets of New York to become a multibillion-dollar industry, artists such as Public Enemy and De La Soul began reusing portions of previously recorded music for their songs.
Fisk Jubilee Singers; Recorded music; The Bristol sessions; Delta blues; The Grand Ole Opry; Gospel is born (60 min.) -- Episode 2. Cowboy music & western Swing; Lead Belly & Lomax; Woody Guthrie; Bluegrass; Honky tonk; The blues & radio (60 min.). Episode 3 traces the continuing emergence of American roots music through a national awareness catalyzed by the folk and blues revival. Coverage of a reunion concert of musicians held at the Berkeley Veteran's Building Auditorium on November 27, 1993.
DVD 1638 Country Joe Mc Donald, Terry Garthwaite, Barbara Dane, Mayne Smith, Barry Melton, Dave Fredrickson, Sandy Rothman, Stan Wilson, Alice Stuart..al.