America’s Music Legacy Series to Be Released on DVD December 7 of 2010

Quantum Leap and MVD Visual will release the “America’s Music Legacy” series On DVD on December 7, 2010.

The America’s Music Legacy series was recorded 1983-85 and produced by 20TH Century Home Entertainment. It showcases the musical legends performing the songs that continue to attract and entice the whole world, because they truly are the best of all that is the United States of America. The second set of four titles is set to be released on December 7: Blues, Dixieland Jazz, Folk, and Soul.

America’s Music Legacy: Blues – Blues can be subdivided into several subgenres ranging from country to urban blues that were more or less popular during different periods of the 20th century.

America’s Music Legacy – Dixieland Jazz – Blues and ragtime, along with a rich local brass band tradition and many other influences, came together in early 1900’s in New Orleans, Louisiana to create a new type of music called Dixieland jazz, also known as traditional jazz or New Orleans jazz.

America’s Music Legacy: Folk. The program is hosted by Theodore Bikel and features performances by The Limeliters, Leadbelly, Burl Ives, Glenn Yarbrough, New Christy Minstrels, Doc Watson, and many more.

America’s Music Legacy: Soul – Soul is music that arose out of the black experience in America through the transmutation of gospel and rhythm & blues into a form of funky, secular testifying.

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