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America's Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway: The Blues & Gospel Music: Videos

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 Richard Mook, Ph.D.

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This page provides a selective list of videos to supplement the films viewed throughout the course of the America’s Music film and discussion series.  We have identified libraries throughout the greater Phoenix area that list these films in their holdings.  Please click on the links below the film titles to access the holding library website and online catalog.

The Blues and Gospel Music

The Blues, a Musical Journey (2003)

The Land Where the Blues Began (1990)
 Muddy Waters:  Can’t Be Satisfied (2007)

 Deep Blues: A Musical Pilgrimage to the Crossroads (1991)

 The Search for Robert Johnson (2000)

 Wild Women Don’t Have the Blues (1999)

 The Road to Memphis (2003)

 How Sweet it was: The Sights and Sounds of Gospel’s Golden Years (2010)

Mahalia Jackson: The Power and the Glory (1997)
The Story of Gospel Music: The Power in the Voice (1999)
Too Close to Heaven: The Story of Gospel Music  (1997)
The Songs Are Free (1997)
Rejoice and Shout (2009)


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America's Music

“America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway” is a project by the Tribeca Film Institute in collaboration with the American Library Association, Tribeca Flashpoint, and the Society for American Music.  “America’s Music” has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.

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