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Midwestern crossroads [videorecording] / Smithsonian Institution ; produced and directed by John Junkerman ; producer, Toshio Murayama ; produced by Smithsonian Productions, the Filmmakers Collaborative and KajimaVision Productions.

Publication:
Bethesda, MD : AcornMedia, c1999.
Format/Description:
Video
1 videocassette (60 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequenes ; 1/2 in.
Series:
Mississippi, river of song ; 2
Mississippi, river of song ; 2
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Other Title:
Cassette container: The Mississippi, river of song : celebrating the grassroots of American music. 2, Midwestern crossroads.
River of song : celebrating the grassroots of American music. 2, Midwestern crossroads.
Subjects:
Music -- Mississippi River Valley -- History and criticism.
Musicians -- Mississippi River Valley -- Interviews.
Music -- United States -- 20th century.
Blues (Music) -- Mississippi River Valley.
Bluegrass music -- Mississippi River Valley.
Folk music -- Mississippi River Valley.
Popular music -- Mississippi River Valley.
Country music -- Mississippi River Valley.
Rhythm and blues music -- Mississippi River Valley.
Band music -- Mississippi River Valley.
Gospel music -- Mississippi River Valley.
Form/Genre:
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Television programs.
Language:
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
System Details:
VHS.
Summary:
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. This second segment from Galena, Illinois to Ste. Genevieve, Missouri is where North and South meet and the rougher, rural styles come face to face with big city sophistication. Old-time country and blues are honed and polished into bluegrass, rock n' roll and true soul music.
Contents:
American folk Illinois riverboat / John Hartford
Bluegrass / Bob Lewis Family
Marching Band / St. Charles High School 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. Genevieve Guignolee.
Participant:
Narrator: Ani DiFranco.
Credits:
Cinematographers, Foster Wiley, Joan Churchill, Brett Wiley; written by John Junkerman and Elijah Wald ; music consultant, Elijah Wald ; editor, William A. Anderson.
Music consultant ; Paul Johnson and Mitsuo Kojima, executive producers ; produced by Smithsonian Productions, the Filmmakers Collaborative and KajimaVision Productions.
Notes:
Videocassette release of program originally broadcast on PBS.
Also available: 2-CD set; and companion book with title: River of song: a musical journey down the Mississippi.
Contributor:
Junkerman, John. , Producer, Director
Wald, Elijah. , Consultant
DiFranco, Ani. , Narrator
Hartford, John. , Performer
Bass, Fontella. , Performer
Bass, Martha. , Performer
Sain, Oliver. , Performer
Redmond, Eugene. , Performer
Bob Lewis Family (Musical group) , Performer
James Family (Musical group) , Performer
Sunshine Group (Musical group) , Performer
Bottle Rockets (Musical group) , Performer
St. Charles High School Band (St. Charles, Mo.) , Performer
Smithsonian Institution. , Producer
Filmmakers Collaborative (Waltham, Mass.) , Producer
KajimaVision Productions. , Producer
Acorn Media (Firm) , Producer
ISBN:
1569382964
OCLC:
41478454