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Give me the banjo [videorecording] / Knockabout Media ; produced and directed by Marc Fields ; music director/co-producer, Tony Trischka, editor/co-producer, Tim Raycroft.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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Media Center DVD 5184 37684001069200 Media Center Desk Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1422918505
  • ISBN: 9781422918500
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 84 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.+ 1 leaflet.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Docuramafilms : 2012.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Originally produced in 2011.
Release date: Jun. 12, 2012.
Bonus features: 30 minutes of extended performances from Taj Mahal, Cynthia Sayer, Ralph Stanley, Riley Baugus and Rhiannon Giddens; profile of Uncle Dave Macon.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Bruce Petschek.
Participant or Performer Note:
Steve Martin (narrator) ; featuring performances by Earl Scruggs, Pete Seeger, Bela Fleck, Mike Seeger, Don Vappie, John Cohen, Abigail Washburn, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Tony Trischka.
Summary, etc.:
The banjo has been an emblem of American culture for centuries, yet few realize the instrument's complicated, checkered past. Narrated by Steve Martin and featuring such banjo masters as Pete Seeger, Earl Scruggs and Bela Fleck, goes beyond the stereotypes and delves into the musical odyssey of the banjo, from its African roots to the present day.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC; Dolby Digital stereo., Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language Note:
Subject: Banjo > History.
Banjoists > History.
Genre: Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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