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Title The Mississippi, river of song [videorecording] : the grassroots of American music.

Publication Info. Bethesda, MD : AcornMedia, [1999]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Forreston PL Stacks - FOLY-14  ARTS VIDEO 780.977 MIS    AVAILABLE
Description 4 videocassettes (approximately 240 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequenes ; 1/2 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videocassette vf rdacarrier
Note Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Set issued in box; has companion book: Wald. Elijah. River of Song (ISBN 0312200595) published by St. Martin's Press, 1998, and compact disc set: The Mississippi, river of song (SFW 40086) published by Smithsonian Folkways, 1998.
Contents Pt. 1. Americans old and new: northern Minnesota to Douds, Iowa -- pt. 2. Midwestern crossroads: Galena, Illinois to Ste. Genevieve, Missouri -- pt. 3. Southern fusion: La Center, Kentucky to Jackson, Mississippi -- pt. 4. Louisiana, where music is king: Natchez, Mississippi to Delacroix Island in the Gulf of Mexico.
Credits John Junkerman, director/producer ; Eligah Wald, music consultant ; Paul Johnson and Mitsuo Kojima, executive producers ; produced by Smithsonian Productions, the Filmmakers Collaborative and KajimaVision Productions.
Performer Ani DiFranco, host.
Summary Join folk-rock musician Ani DiFranco as she explores each bend in the Mississippi River, highlighting the richness and vitality of American music at the close of the 20th century. Hear live performances as well as intimate discussions with artists who thrive in America's clubs, churches, juke joints, and backyards, filmed live along the Mississippi River.
System Details VHS.
Local Note v.1 3 0050 03927 6877
v.2 3 0050 03927 6885
v.3 3 0050 03927 6893
v.4 3 0050 03927 6901
Subject Music -- Mississippi River Valley -- History and criticism.
Musicians -- Mississippi River Valley -- Interviews.
Documentary films -- Mississippi River Valley.
Music -- United States -- 20th century.
Added Author DiFranco, Ani.
Smithsonian Institution.
Acorn Media (Firm)
Filmmakers Collaborative (Waltham, Mass.)
Added Title River of song
Grassroots of American music
ISBN 1569382948 set
1569382956 pt. 1
1569382964 pt. 2
1569382972 pt. 3
1569382980 pt. 4

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