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Give me the banjo Cover Image DVD DVD

Give me the banjo

Fields, Marc. (Added Author). Trischka, Tony, 1949- (Added Author). Raycroft, Tim. (Added Author). Martin, Steve, 1945- (Added Author). Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014 (Added Author). Scruggs, Earl (Added Author). Fleck, Béla, 1958- (Added Author). Knockabout Media, LLC. (Added Author). Docurama (Firm) (Added Author). New Video Group. (Added Author).

Summary: 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.

Item details

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

Contents / Notes

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.
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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