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Four American Roots Music Films [videorecording]

by Yasha Aginsky
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Four separate films made by Yasha Aginsky: "Homemade American music" traces the origins of rural American music from traditional folk cultures in the southern United States and demonstrates how traditional music is learned, played, adapted and performed by younger musicians from urban backgrounds; "Sonny Terry : shoutin' the blues" films Sonny Terry, blind blues harmonica great, in a motel in Oakland, California, telling about his start in show business and playing an original solo; "Les blues de Balfa" films Dewey Balfa telling about his renowned Cajun music band and his life after the fatal crash of his brothers and band members Rodney and Will.; and "Cajun visits" presents six members of traditional Cajun music, Dennis McGee, Wallace "Cheese" Read, Canray Fontenot, Leopold Francois, Robert Jardell and Dewey Balfa filmed at homes in rural southwest Louisiana.
Performers
Performers include: Mike Seeger, Alice Gerrard, Tommy Jarrell, Lily May Ledford, Roscoe Holcomb, Elizabeth Cotten, Sonny Terry, Dewey Balfa, the Balfa Brothers, Rockin' Dopsie, Allie Young, Nathan Abshire, Tony Balfa, Raymond François and the Cajun Playboys, Denis McGee, Wallace "Cheese" Read, Canray Fontenot, Leopold François, and Robert Jardell ; with additional musicians.
Release Date
2007
Run Time
104 min.
Language
In English and French with English subtitles
Variant Title
American roots music films
Related Title
Homemade American music.
Sonny Terry : shoutin' the blues.
Shoutin' the blues.
Shouting the blues.
Blues de Balfa.
Cajun visits.
Visites Cajuns.
Contents
  • Homemade American music (c1980) / Carrie and Yasha Aginsky with Mike Seeger and Alice Gerrard (42 min.)
  • Sonny Terry : shoutin' the blues (c1969, 6 min.) ; Les blues de Balfa (c1983, 27 min.) ; Cajun visits = Visites Cajuns (c1981, 29 min.) / Yasha Aginsky.
ISBN
1579408567, 9781579408565
Published
Sparta, N. J. : Vestapol Productions ; Cambridge, Mass. : Rounder Records [distributor], c2007.
Publisher no.
13103 Vestapol Productions
Description
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD.
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