American Epic - one for all the pre-war vintage heads

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American Epic - one for all the pre-war vintage heads

Postby Tactful Cactus » 18 May 2017, 10:38

American Epic is a film series exploring the pivotal recording journeys at the height of the Roaring Twenties, when music scouts, armed with cutting-edge recording technology, captured the breadth of American music and discovered the artists that would shape our world.

American Epic premieres on Arena, BBC Four and on PBS in the USA in May 2017.
Broadcast includes a three-part historical documentary and The American Epic Sessions feature-length film starring Jack White, Taj Mahal, Elton John, Nas, Beck, Rhiannon Giddens, Ana Gabriel, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Steve Martin, Alabama Shakes and more.


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Postby Charlie O. » 18 May 2017, 16:21

They can keep the "Sessions" part but the rest sounds intriguing.
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Postby Tactful Cactus » 18 May 2017, 17:30

Charlie O. wrote:They can keep the "Sessions" part but the rest sounds intriguing.


I'd like to hear the Nas recording - it would be cool to imagine 100 year old hip-hop. Like a weird space/time anomaly.

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Postby Charlie O. » 18 May 2017, 17:48

Tactful Cactus wrote:I'd like to hear the Nas recording - it would be cool to imagine 100 year old hip-hop. Like a weird space/time anomaly.

I can all but promise you that the reality is nowhere near as engaging as the concept.
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Postby Tactful Cactus » 18 May 2017, 18:04

Charlie O. wrote:I can all but promise you that the reality is nowhere near as engaging as the concept.


Probably but we'll see.

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Re: American Epic - one for all the pre-war vintage heads

Postby Muskrat » 18 May 2017, 23:15

The album (excluding "sessions," which is sold separately) is terrific -- 5-CD set with good notes and lots of pix. A companion to Harry Smith.
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