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Before the music dies [videorecording] / a Mango Media production ; a Faron West film ; produced by Joel Rasmussen ; written by Andrew Shapter & Joel Rasmussen ; directed by Andrew Shapter.

Rasmussen, Joel. (Added Author). Shapter, Andrew. (Added Author). Badu, Erykah (Added Author). Bramhall, Doyle, 1968- (Added Author). Clapton, Eric (Added Author). Costello, Elvis (Added Author). Hidalgo, David (Added Author). Marsalis, Branford (Added Author). Matthews, Dave, 1967- (Added Author). Paul, Les (Added Author). Penn, Michael (Added Author). ?uestlove (Musician) (Added Author). Raitt, Bonnie (Added Author). Sumlin, Hubert, 1931- (Added Author). Whitaker, Forest (Added Author). Mango Media. (Added Author). Faron West Productions. (Added Author). BSIDE Entertainment. (Added Author). Genius Entertainment (Added Author). Calexico (Musical group) (Added Author). My Morning Jacket (Musical group) (Added Author). North Mississippi Allstars (Added Author). Widespread Panic (Musical group) (Added Author). XM Radio (Firm) (Added Author).

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Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Berklee College of Music.

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Valencia Main Library DVD 341 37684001090229 Valencia Stacks Not holdable Available -
Media Center Reserve DVD 2637 37684000920957 Learning Center Reserve Closet Not holdable Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1594445028
  • ISBN: 9781594445026
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Limited grassroots ed. Widescreen version.
  • Publisher: [Austin, Tex.] : BSIDE Entertainment Inc. ; c2006.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Faculty reserve.
Material for LHIS-224-001 (Banfield).
Released as theatrical documentary film in 2006.
"Mastered in high definition. Presented to preserve the aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition. Enhanced for widescreen TVs"--Container.
Genius Entertainment: 79934 (container spine), 79934WRP1 (container back), 79934DVD1 (disc surface).
Special features include Web site link; theatrical trailer; biographies of filmmakers; live performance of Green light girl by Doyle Bramhall II from B4MD SXSW premiere party; interview (audio only) with Bob Edwards of XM Radio.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Cinematographers, Joseph Celis, Andrew Shapter ; editors, Joel Rasmussen, Michael Courtney ; original music by Carl Thiel ; research, Marie Andree, Derek Knighten, Jay B. Sauceda.
Participant or Performer Note:
Featuring Erykah Badu, Doyle Bramhall II, Calexico, Eric Clapton, Elvis Costello, David Hidalgo, Branford Marsalis, Dave Matthews, My Morning Jacket, North Mississippi Allstars, Les Paul, Michael Penn, Questlove, Bonnie Raitt, Hubert Sumlin, Widespread Panic ; narrated by Forest Whitaker.
Summary, etc.:
Never has the grass-roots American music scene been more diverse, or the broadcast and sale of music controlled by so few corporations. Filmmakers Andrew Shapter and Joel Rasmussen traveled the country to find out why, in the midst of so rich a tradition, mainstream music seems so packaged and repetitive, and what the future of American music may be.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, NTSC, 2.0 Dolby digital.
Subject: Popular music > History and criticism
Music trade

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