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Title Black wax [videorecording] / Mug-Shot Productions ; a Robert Mugge film ; words and music by Gil Scott-Heron.

Publication Info. Pottstown, PA : MVD Visual, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library DVD    MA SCOT BW S92DVD    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library DVD.
Description 1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Physical Medium DVD video 4 3/4 in. rda
Description digital optical rda
DVD-video NTSC rda
video file DVD video all regions rda
Motion picture.
System Details DVD, all regions, full screen presentation.
Cast Gil Scott-Heron, vocals, piano ; The Midnight Band (Ed Brady, guitar ; Robert Gordon, bass ; Glen "Astro" Turner, keyboards, harmonica ; Kenny Powell, drums ; Larry MacDonald, percussion ; Carl Cornwell, sax, flute, piano ; Vernon James, sax, flute ; Ron Holloway, sax ; Kenny Sheffield, trumpet, flugelhorn).
Credits Director of photography, Steadicam operator, Lawrence McConkey.
Note DVD release of the 1982 motion picture.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary "Robert Mugge's 1982 film Black Wax showcases the art, the life, and the personality of the great African American poet-singer-songwriter-author Gil Scott-Heron whom many have called the forefather of hip-hop and socially-conscious rap music, and whom UK music weekly Melody Maker once dubbed "the most dangerous musician alive." One of the first music films commissioned by Andy Park of Britain's Channel 4 Television, and it was also one of the first productions ever to utilize Steadicam from beginning to end, thanks to pioneering Steadicam operator Lawrence McConkey."--Container.
Note Bonus song: Is that jazz?
Subject Scott-Heron, Gil, 1949-2011.
Political ballads and songs -- Washington (D.C.).
Political ballads and songs -- African Americans.
Protest songs -- United States.
Monologues with music (Jazz ensemble).
Jazz-rock (Music).
African Americans -- Music.
Rap (Music) -- Influence -- History.
Hip-hop -- Influence -- History.
Waxworks -- Washington (D.C.).
Washington (D.C.) -- Music.
Washington (D.C.) -- African Americans.
Genre/Form Musical films.
Political films.
Documentary films.
Added Author Scott-Heron, Gil, 1949-2011, composer, performer, poet, musician, author.
Mugge, Robert, 1950- film director.
Mug-Shot Productions, production company.
Midnight Band, performer.
Channel Four (Great Britain), production company.
Note Title on container: Gil Scott Heron in Black wax.
Standard No. 760137749592
Music No. MVD7495D MVD Visual

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