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Live from Studio 8H. 100 years of American popular music [videorecording]

Title
Live from Studio 8H. 100 years of American popular music [videorecording] / Armstrong Circle Theatre ; Triseme Corporation ; directed by Stan Harris ; produced by Jack Elliott.
Publication
U.S. : NBC-TV, c1981.

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Description
1 videocassette (VHS, NTSC) (119 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences; 1/2 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Pamela Koslow.
Alternative Title
100 years of American popular music
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Music.
  • Video.
Note
  • Includes commercials.
Credits (note)
  • Executive producer, Danny Arnold ; written by Herbert Baker and James T. Maher ; historical and music research, James T. Maher ; production design, Gene McAvoy ; costumes, Franne Lee ; choreography, Peter Gennaro ; tap choreography, Henry LeTang.
Event (note)
  • Telecast by NBC-TV.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-8043
Title
Live from Studio 8H. 100 years of American popular music [videorecording] / Armstrong Circle Theatre ; Triseme Corporation ; directed by Stan Harris ; produced by Jack Elliott.
Imprint
U.S. : NBC-TV, c1981.
Credits
Executive producer, Danny Arnold ; written by Herbert Baker and James T. Maher ; historical and music research, James T. Maher ; production design, Gene McAvoy ; costumes, Franne Lee ; choreography, Peter Gennaro ; tap choreography, Henry LeTang.
Performer
Performed by George Burns, Eydie Gorme, Gregory Hines, Steve Lawrence, Henry Mancini, Sarah Vaughan; the New American Orchestra, conducted by Jack Elliott.
Guest speaker (pre-recorded): Nancy Reagan.
Event
Telecast by NBC-TV.
Summary
Program of vocal and instrumental music, with some dance sequences, introduced and performed by the six stars. They provide a survey of American popular music from the late 19th century to the 1970s, commenting on memorable individuals (composers and performers), musical genres, and specific musical works. Among the many personalities represented are: Scott Joplin, Victor Herbert, Irving Berlin, W.C. Handy, George M. Cohan, Al Jolson, Sophie Tucker, George Olsen, Louis Armstrong, George Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington, Bing Crosby, Kate Smith, Billie Holiday, Elvis Presley, Stephen Sondheim, Simon and Garfunkel, and Burt Bacharach. Examples of ragtime, blues, jazz, Broadway musicals, big band music, rock and roll, and country and western are among the music performed. Morton Gould's Celebration '81, commissioned by the Foundation for New American Music especially for this telecast, concludes the program. Gregory Hines performs primarily as a singer in this program, but tap dances to Ellington's "It don't mean a thing" (joined by four women) at ca. 48 min. into the tape.
Added Author
Hines, Gregory, performer.
Burns, George, 1896-1996. Performer
Gorme, Eydie. Performer
Lawrence, Steve, 1935- Performer
Mancini, Henry. Performer
Vaughan, Sarah, 1924-1990. Performer
Elliott, Jack, 1927- Producer. Conductor
Reagan, Nancy, 1921-2016, speaker.
Gould, Morton, 1913-1996. Composer
Harris, Stan. Director
Baker, Herbert. Author
Maher, James T. Author. Researcher
McAvoy, Gene. Designer
Lee, Franne, 1941- Costume designer
Gennaro, Peter, 1919-2000, choreographer.
Le Tang, Henry, choreographer.
New American Orchestra.
Triseme Corporation.
NBC Television Network.
Added Title
100 years of American popular music [videorecording]
Gift of Pamela Koslow.
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-8043
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