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The Resource Jazz, Episode five, Swing, pure pleasure, a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington D.C. in association with BBC ; a film by Ken Burns, (videorecording)

Jazz, Episode five, Swing, pure pleasure, a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington D.C. in association with BBC ; a film by Ken Burns, (videorecording)

Label
Jazz, Episode five, Swing, pure pleasure
Title
Jazz
Title number
Episode five
Title part
Swing, pure pleasure
Statement of responsibility
a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington D.C. in association with BBC ; a film by Ken Burns
Title variation
Swing, pure pleasure
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the mid 1930s, as the Great Depression refuses to lift, Benny Goodman finds himself hailed as the "King of Swing" and becomes the first white bandleader to hire black musicians. He has a host or rivals among them, Chick Webb, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmie Lunceford, Glen Miller and Artie Shaw. Louis Armstrong heads a big band of his own, while Duke Ellington continues his independent course, but great black artists still can't eat or sleep in many of the hotels where they perform. Billie Holiday emerges from a childhood of tragedy to begin her career as the greatest of all female jazz singers
Cataloging source
CUY
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Writer, Geoffrey C. Ward ; producers, Ken Burns, Lynn Novick ; cinematography, Buddy Squires, Ken Burns ; editors, Tricia Reidy, Sarah E. Hill, and Shannon Robards
PerformerNote
  • Commentary, Wynton Marsalis, Artie Shaw, Joya Sherrill, Albert Murray, Margo Jefferson, James Maher, Gary Giddins, James Lincoln Collier, Milt Hinton, John Sanders, Dave Brubeck, Harry Edison, Jimmy Rowles, Lionel Hampton, Helen Oakley Dance, Stan Levy
  • Narrator, Keith David
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1953-
  • 1961-
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  • Burns, Ken
  • David, Keith
  • Ward, Geoffrey C
  • Novick, Lynn
  • Marsalis, Wynton
  • Florentine Films
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
  • PBS DVD (Firm)
Runtime
90
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  • Armstrong, Louis
  • Ellington, Duke
  • Goodman, Benny
  • Webb, Chick
  • Dorsey, Tommy
  • Lunceford, Jimmie
  • Miller, Glenn
  • Shaw, Artie
  • Holiday, Billie
  • Savoy Ballroom (New York, N.Y.)
  • Depressions
  • Jazz
  • Jazz musicians
  • African American musicians
  • African Americans
  • Jazz dance
  • Swing (Music)
  • Discrimination in public accommodations
  • Discrimination in employment
Technique
live action
Label
Jazz, Episode five, Swing, pure pleasure, a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington D.C. in association with BBC ; a film by Ken Burns, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"PBS DVD Gold."
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocm45744964
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.)
Isbn
9780780634183
Isbn Type
(set)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
794054826227 (set)
Other physical details
sd., col. and b&w
Publisher number
B8267D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 671464
System details
DVD, stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Jazz, Episode five, Swing, pure pleasure, a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington D.C. in association with BBC ; a film by Ken Burns, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
"PBS DVD Gold."
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocm45744964
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.)
Isbn
9780780634183
Isbn Type
(set)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
794054826227 (set)
Other physical details
sd., col. and b&w
Publisher number
B8267D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 671464
System details
DVD, stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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