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Blues masters [videorecording] : the essential history of the blues / a Lanny Lee production ; City Island Entertainment.

House, Son (Added Author). Leadbelly, 1885-1949 (Added Author). Smith, Bessie, 1894-1937 (Added Author). Smith, Mamie. (Added Author). Milton, Roy (Added Author). Rushing, Jimmy (Added Author). Waters, Ethel, 1896-1977 (Added Author). Broonzy, Big Bill, 1893-1958 (Added Author). Cox, Ida, 1889-1967 (Added Author). Holiday, Billie, 1915-1959 (Added Author). Thornton, Big Mama (Added Author). Muddy Waters, 1915-1983 (Added Author). Turner, Joe, 1911-1985 (Added Author). Williams, Joe, 1918-1999 (Added Author). Guy, Buddy (Added Author). Witherspoon, Jimmy (Added Author). King, B. B. (Added Author). City Island Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author). Rhino Home Video (Firm) (Added Author).

Available copies

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

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Stan Getz Library DVD 682 37684000396893 Annex Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1566058414
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Rhino Home Video, [2002]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from disc surface.
Not rated.
Previously published on two videocassettes in 1993.
Formatted Contents Note:
Levee blues (Son House) -- Pick a bale o' cotton (Leadbelly) -- St. Louis blues (Bessie Smith) -- Lord, Lord, Lord [and] Harlem blues (Mamie Smith) -- Hey, lawdy mama (Roy Milton) -- Take me back, baby (Jimmy Rushing) -- Quicksand (Ethel Waters) -- Guitar shuffle (Big Bill Broonzy) -- Four day creep (Ida Cox) -- Fine and mellow (Billie Holiday) -- Hound dog (Big Mama Thornton) -- Hoochie coochie man (Muddy Waters) -- Shake, rattle and roll (Big Joe Turner) -- Going to Chicago (Joe Williams) -- I got my eyes on you (Buddy Guy) -- Ain't nobody's business (Jimmy Witherspoon) -- Darlin' you know I love you (B.B. King).
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director, L.L. Tarter ; writer/assistant director, Barbara L. Kaye ; editor, Laurence J. Rosen.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, Chuck Niles.
Summary, etc.:
Rare performances and historical footage tracing the development of American blues music.
System Details Note:
Subject: Blues (Music)
Blues (Music) > History and criticism
Blues musicians
Musicians, Blacks.
African Americans > Music
African American musicians

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