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The JVC/Smithsonian Folkways video anthology of music and dance of the Americas.

Title
The JVC/Smithsonian Folkways video anthology of music and dance of the Americas. Volume 2, the United States / JVC, Victor Company of Japan, in collaboration with the National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan, and Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings, Washington, D.C. ; director, Hiroaki Ohta ; co-producer, Stephen McArthur, Multicultural Media ; executive producers, Katsumori Ichikawa and Yuji Ichihashi.
Publication
[Tokyo?] : JVC, Victor Company of Japan ; Montpelier, VT : Multicultural Media, c1995.

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Additional Authors
  • Luce, Harold, 1918-
  • MacArthur, Margaret, 1928-
  • Holcomb, Roscoe.
  • Jarrell, Tommy.
  • McCutcheon, John, 1952-
  • Watson, Doc.
  • Watson, Merle.
  • Ledford, Lily May, 1917-1985
  • Seeger, Mike, 1933-
  • Gerrard, Alice, 1934-
  • Douglas, Jerry, 1957-
  • Ritchie, Jean.
  • Ohrlin, Glenn, 1926-
  • Balfa, Dewey.
  • Balfa, Rodney.
  • Schwarz, Tracy.
  • Balfa, Tony.
  • Fontenot, Canray.
  • Doucet, Michael.
  • Puente, Tito, 1923-2000.
  • Palmieri, Charlie.
  • Ohta, Hiroaki.
  • Ichikawa, Katsumori.
  • Ichihashi, Yuji.
  • Fujii, Tomoaki, 1932-2023.
  • Seeger, Anthony.
  • Johnson Mountain Boys.
  • Hoòpiì Brothers.
  • Beausoleil (Musical group)
  • Ardoin Family Orchestra.
  • Nihon Bikutā Kabushiki Kaisha.
  • Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings.
  • Multicultural Media (Firm)
  • DHCA.
Description
1 videocassette (59 min.) : sd., col. NTSC; 1/2 in. (VHS) +
Summary
Second of six videocassettes designed to be used along with accompanying booklets containing both general information and specific descriptions of the musical and dance selections, as well as suggestions for further research. Most of the performances were recorded on location, many in the open air, and are generally performed by natives of the region. This cassette covers European secular music in the United States.
Series Statement
JVC/Smithsonian Folkways video anthology of music and dance of the Americas ; Volume 2.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Music.
  • Video.
Note
  • Volume number from original container.
  • Accompanying booklet available in *MGS (General) 97-10319.
Credits (note)
  • Editorial supervisor (books), Tomoaki Fujii ; senior editor (books), Anthony Seeger ; editor (books), Mark Greenberg.
Contents
  • United States. European and other secular traditions. 2-1. Contradance: Pop goes the weasel / recorded in 1983 ; played by Harold Luce (fiddle) ; dancers not identified.
  • 2-2. Ballad: The lake of Champlain / recorded in 1984 ; sung by Margaret MacArthur.
  • 2-3. Folk song accompanied by banjo: Old Smokey / recorded in 1973 ; sung by Roscoe Holcomb.
  • 2-4. Appalachian fiddle tune: John Brown's dream / recorded in 1969 ; played by Tommy Jarrell.
  • 2-5. Appalachian stepdancing and string band: Chicken reel / recorded in 1989 ; music played by the Shady Mountain Ramblers ; flatfooting performed by unidentified dancers.
  • 2-6. Square, hook, and broom dances: The grumbling old man and the growling old woman [and] Drops of brandy [and] Whiskey before breakfast / recorded in 1991 ; music played by Elmer Davis and Fred Allery (fiddles) ; broom dance performed by Albert Roussin ; music and dance reflect Métis (people of mixed Native American and European ancestry) tradition.
  • 2-7. Traditional dance tunes: The wind that shakes the barley [and] Liberty [and] Mississippi sawyer / recorded in 1976 ; performed by John McCutcheon (hammered dulcimer).
  • 2-8. String band: Johnson's old grey mule / recorded in 1992 ; played by the Lucas and Harmon Brothers Band.
  • 2-9. String band: Alabama jubilee / recorded in 1992 ; played by Pappy Sherrill and the Hired Hands.
  • 2-10. Country blues: Daybreak blues / no recording date ; performed by Doc Watson and Merle Watson.
  • 2-11. Clawhammer banjo and vocal: Banjo pickin' girl / recorded in 1979 ; performed by Lilly May Ledford with Mike Seeger and Alice Gerrard.
  • 2-12. Bluegrass song: John Henry / recorded in 1990 ; performed by the Johnson Mountain Boys.
  • 2-13. Dobro guitar instrumental: Cincinnati rag / recorded in 1985 ; played by Jerry Douglas.
  • 2-14. Topical song: Black waters / recorded in 1993 ; performed by Jean Ritchie.
  • 2-15. Topical cowboy song: Marlboro cowboy / recorded in 1973 ; performed by Glenn Ohrlin.
  • 2-16. Terkish (klezmer dance): The Jew in Jerusalem / recorded in 1990 ; played by Kapelye ; dancing includes variations on the freylakh, a circle dance.
  • 2-17. Chalangalang: Kilakila 'o 'Eke / recorded in the early 1990s ; performed by the Ho'opi'i Brothers.
  • 2-18. Cajun two-step and song: Oh, Madeleine / recorded in 1983 ; music performed by Dewey Balfa, Rodney Balfa, and Tracy Schwarz ; does not include dancing.
  • 2-19. Cajun tune with fiddle sticks: J'eté au bal (I went to the ball) / recorded in 1983 ; performed by Dewey Balfa and Tony Balfa.
  • 2-20. Cajun song: Chère Bassette / recorded in 1992 ; music performed by Canray Fontenot (fiddle, vocals) with Michael Doucet (fiddle), and Beausoleil ; includes dancing by audience members.
  • 2-21. Old-time Creole two-step: Jongle moi une fois par jour (Think of me at least once a day) / recorded in 1983 ; music performed by the Ardoin Family with Canray Fontenot ; includes dancing.
  • 2-22. Fandango [dance party] / recorded in 1993 ; music played by Gilberto Guiterrez Silva and Grupo Mano Blanco [also spelled Mono Blanco in booklet] ; includes zapateado performed by unidentified dancers.
  • 2-23. Polka and conjunto: German polka and Texas-Mexican conjunto medley / recorded in 1980 ; polka music played by the San Antonio Polka Band, followed by conjunto music performed by the Cardenas Brothers.
  • 2-24. Ranchera: Voy a sacarme la espina (I'm going to take the thorn out of me) / recorded in 1994 ; performed by Mingo Salvidar y los Tremendos Cuatros Espadas ; includes dancing by audience members.
  • 2-25. Texas honky-tonk ballad: Soft rain / recorded in 1993 ; performed by Justin Trevino ; includes dancing by audience members.
  • 2-26. Salsa / no recording date ; performed by Tito Puente, Charlie Palmieri and his Orchestra ; includes dancing by audience members.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-2481
OCLC
NYPY97-F139
Title
The JVC/Smithsonian Folkways video anthology of music and dance of the Americas. Volume 2, the United States / JVC, Victor Company of Japan, in collaboration with the National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan, and Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings, Washington, D.C. ; director, Hiroaki Ohta ; co-producer, Stephen McArthur, Multicultural Media ; executive producers, Katsumori Ichikawa and Yuji Ichihashi.
Imprint
[Tokyo?] : JVC, Victor Company of Japan ; Montpelier, VT : Multicultural Media, c1995.
Country of Producing Entity
Japan.
Series
JVC/Smithsonian Folkways video anthology of music and dance of the Americas ; Volume 2.
Credits
Editorial supervisor (books), Tomoaki Fujii ; senior editor (books), Anthony Seeger ; editor (books), Mark Greenberg.
Local Subject
Square, round and contra dancing.
Square, round and contra dancing -- New England.
Flatfooting.
Broom dances.
Fandangos (Dance parties)
Added Author
Luce, Harold, 1918- Instrumentalist
MacArthur, Margaret, 1928- voc
Holcomb, Roscoe. voc
Jarrell, Tommy. Instrumentalist
McCutcheon, John, 1952- Instrumentalist
Watson, Doc. Instrumentalist
Watson, Merle. Instrumentalist
Ledford, Lily May, 1917-1985, singer.
Seeger, Mike, 1933- Performer
Gerrard, Alice, 1934- Performer
Douglas, Jerry, 1957- Instrumentalist
Ritchie, Jean. Performer
Ohrlin, Glenn, 1926- Performer
Balfa, Dewey. Performer
Balfa, Rodney. Performer
Schwarz, Tracy. Performer
Balfa, Tony. Performer
Fontenot, Canray. Performer
Doucet, Michael. Performer
Puente, Tito, 1923-2000. Instrumentalist
Palmieri, Charlie. Instrumentalist
Ohta, Hiroaki. Director
Ichikawa, Katsumori. Producer
Ichihashi, Yuji. Producer
Fujii, Tomoaki, 1932-2023. Editor
Seeger, Anthony. Editor
Johnson Mountain Boys.
Hoòpiì Brothers.
Beausoleil (Musical group)
Ardoin Family Orchestra.
Nihon Bikutā Kabushiki Kaisha.
Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings.
Multicultural Media (Firm)
DHCA.
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-2481
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