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Title Bluesland [videorecording] : a portrait in American music / a co-production of Toby Byron/Multiprises in association with Taurus Film, Munich and VideoArts Music ; directed by Ken Mandel ; written by Ralph Meyers, Toby Byron & Ken Mandel ; produced by Toby Byron & Richard Saylor.

Imprint [S.l.] : Medici Arts : Distributed by EuroArts Music International, [2010]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Storage DVD    MJB COLL BLU M68DVD    Available
Edition Limited ed.
Description 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Masters of American music
Masters of American music series.
Note "Newly digitally remastered"--Container.
Originally broadcast as an episode of the television series in 1993.
Credits Cinematography, Ken Mandel ; edited by Ken Mandel.
Performer Hosted by Keith David, with Albert Murray, Robert Palmer, interviewer, Ralph Meyers.
Cast B. B. King, Bessie Smith, Jimmy Rushing, Muddy Waters, Son House, T-Bone Walker.
Summary Features performers like Bessie Smith, Son House, Jimmy Rushing, Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters, Big Joe Turner, T-Bone Walker, and B.B. King. Follows the music's many tributaries as blues flows into the sophisticated jazz of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie, the rhythm and blues of Louis Jordan and Dinah Washington, and the rock 'n' roll of Chuck Berry and Elvis.
System Details DVD, all regions, full screen (4:3) presentation ; PCM mono. 2.0
Language English dialogue, optional French or German subtitles.
Subject Blues (Music) -- History and criticism.
Blues musicians -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Added Author King, B. B.
Smith, Bessie, 1894-1937.
Rushing, Jimmy.
Muddy Waters, 1915-1983.
House, Son.
Walker, T-Bone, 1910-1975.
Mandel, Kenneth. Director. Screenwriter.
Meyers, Ralph. Screenwriter. Interviewer.
Byron, Toby. Screenwriter. Producer.
Saylor, Richard. Producer.
David, Keith. Host.
Murray, Albert.
Palmer, Robert.
Toby Byron/Multiprises.
Taurus Film GmbH.
VideoArts Music (Firm)
EuroArts Music International GmbH.
Standard No. 880242571687
Music No. 2057168 EuroArts Music International

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