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Title The panic is on [videorecording] : the great American depression as seen by the common man.

Publication Info. Newton, N.J. : Shanachie Entertainment Corporation, 2009.


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Description 1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 compact disc (approximately 70 min. ; 4 3/4 in.) + 1 booklet (31 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
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Note Documentary.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital, NTSC.
Note Title from disc.
Credits Executive producers, Joe Lauro, Sherwin Dunner, and Richard Nevins.
Summary This multifaceted set communicates both the painful hard times of the Great Depression and the grace and strong will of the common man in confronting it. Period newsreel and documentary film footage convey the feel of the times. Classic musical recordings reflect the popular mood of the day. The booklet includes photographs, letters, and first hand recollections.
Contents DVD: Give a man a job / (with Jimmy Durante) -- Life in the thirties ; (excerpt) -- Mr. Zero gives to the needy -- The Boswell Sisters perform for legislators -- The unemployed march for relief -- A Zuni Indian offers perspective on the Depression -- Millions of us ; (excerpt) -- Dance marathons -- The Jazz Age ; (excerpt) -- A debutante sells her chinchilla coat -- Knitting sweaters for the unemployed with Fanny Brice -- Union textile workers strike -- The plow that broke the plains ; (excerpt) -- The river ; (excerpt) -- Mr. Zero evicted -- Work pays America ; (excerpt) -- We work again ; (excerpt) -- Extras: Our daily bread ; (excerpt) -- The power and the land ; (excerpt).
CD: 1: (Everything's gonna be) O.K. America / Art Kassel and his Kassels in the Air -- 2: The panic is on / Hezekiah Jenkins -- 3: If I ever get a job again / Dick Robertson and his Orchestra -- 4: NRA blues / Bill Cox -- 5: The clouds will soon roll by / Eddy Duchin and his Orchestra -- 6: Nobody knows you (When you're down and out) / Bessie Smith -- 7: We're in the money (The gold digger's song) / Charlie Palloy -- 8: The great dust storm / Woody Guthrie -- 9: Headin' for better times / Ted Lewis and his Band -- 10: Bad times blues / Barbecue Bob -- 11: Brother can you spare a dime? / Charlie Palloy and his Orchestra -- 12: Bread line blues / "Slim" Smith -- 13: Welfare store blues / Sonny Boy Williamson -- 14: Franklin Roosevelt's back again / Bill Cox -- 15: I can't go to the poor house / Dick Robertson -- 16: Old age pension check / Roy Acuff and his Crazy Tennesseans -- 17: When my stocks come tumbling down / Fields and Hall -- 18: Down on Penny's farm / The Bentley boys -- 19: A tale of the ticker / Frank Crumit -- 20: In the fall of '29 / W. Lee O'Daniel and his Light Crust Doughboys -- 21: Starvation blues / Charlie Jordan -- 22: Cheer up! Smile! Nertz! / Eddie Cantor -- 23: Good old times (Are coming back again) / Dick Robertson.
Subject Depressions -- 1929.
New Deal, 1933-1939.
Depressions -- 1929 -- Songs and music.
United States -- History -- 1933-1945.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Compilation films.
Added Author Lauro, Joe, 1956-
Dunner, Sherwin.
Nevins, Richard.
Durante, Jimmy, 1893-1980.
Brice, Fanny.
Kassel, Art, 1896-1965.
Jenkins, Hezekiah.
Cox, Bill, 1897-1968.
Smith, Bessie, 1894-1937.
Palloy, Charlie.
Guthrie, Woody, 1912-1967.
Barbecue Bob, 1902-1931.
Smith, Slim.
Williamson, Sonny Boy.
Robertson, Dick, 1903-1979.
Acuff, Roy.
Crumit, Frank.
O'Daniel, W. Lee (Wilbert Lee), 1890-1969.
Jordan, Charley, -1954.
Cantor, Eddie, 1892-1964.
Boswell Sisters.
"Kassels-in-the-Air" Orchestra.
Dick Robertson and his Orchestra.
Eddy Duchin and his Orchestra.
Ted Lewis Jazz Band.
Charlie Palloy and his Orchestra.
Crazy Tennesseans (Musical group)
Fields and Hall (Musical group)
Bently Boys.
Light Crust Doughboys.
Shanachie Entertainment Corp.
Added Title Great American depression as seen by the common man
Standard No. 016351680495
Music No. 6804 Shanachie
6804-DVD Shanachie
6804-CD Shanachie

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