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.
Buy the DVDs
- In North America: America’s Music Legacy: Folk, America’s Music Legacy: Soul, America’s Music Legacy – Dixieland Jazz , America’s Music Legacy: Blues, America’s Music Legacy: Country & Western, America’s Music Legacy: Rock ‘n Roll, America’s Music Legacy: Rhythm & Blues, America’s Music Legacy: Gospel
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.