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Rhapsody Films

Overview
Works: 169 works in 317 publications in 1 language and 4,067 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Biography  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Biographical films  Concert films  Musical films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographical television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Publisher, Producer
Classifications: ML420.B3438, 782.0092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Rhapsody Films
 
Most widely held works by Rhapsody Films
The last of the Blue Devils by Count Basie( Visual )

11 editions published between 1966 and 2004 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary recollection of music and musicians associated with Kansas City, Mo. in the 1930's
Tony Bennett : the music never ends by Tony Bennett( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clint Eastwood presents the career of singer Tony Bennett, with archival footage, live performances including his performance at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 2005, and interviews
Johnny Mercer : the dream's on me( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Admired and praised by the likes of Irving Berlin and Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer has been described as 'one of our great folk poets' and 'the most perfect American lyricist.' Throughout his extraordinary career, he collaborated with hundreds of composers to write legendary movie songs such as 'Hooray for Hollywood, ' 'Jeepers Creepers', and 'Moon River.' Mercer then went on to co-found Capitol Records in 1942
Mingus by Charles Mingus( Visual )

9 editions published between 1968 and 2004 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Mingus, jazz bassist/composer, performs and talks about his life, work, and politics
Chicago blues by Muddy Waters( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the evolution of blues music from its origins in the rural south to the contemporary electric sound shaped in the ghettos of Chicago. Shows examples of the harsh experiences of Blacks in America and the liberation performances of such people as Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Floyd Jones, J.B. Hutto, Dick Gregory, and many others
Born to swing by John Jeremy( Visual )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1992 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The swing music era is recaptured through this portrait of the Count Basie Band and its great soloists
Kumu Hula : keepers of a culture( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about the native Hawaiian dance which represents the history and ancient traditions of the Hawaiian people
Clint Eastwood : out of the shadows by Bruce Ricker( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the life and career of American actor and filmmaker Clint Eastwood
The Universal mind of Bill Evans : the creative process and self-teaching( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features Bill Evans in performance, plus an explanation by the Evans brothers and Allen of how a jazz artist creates his art
Jazz hoofer : the story of the legendary Baby Laurence( Visual )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the life and career of famed black tap dancer Baby Laurence of Baltimore. Filmed sequences were shot in New York not long before he died
Juju music( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique performance documentary, Juju music features the urban popular tribe music of Nigeria, known as Juju. The film includes a historic, all-night juju concert in Lagos, featuring internationally known performers. A vital thread in the social fabric of Western Nigeria, juju music incorporates traditional song forms, rhythms and instruments with Western musical influences
Different drummer, Elvin Jones by Elvin Jones( Visual )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1991 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is an excellent visual and aural study of the great drum innovator"
Sun Ra : a joyful noise by Sun Ra( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A penetrating look at the most flamboyantly original composer/bandleader in avant-garde jazz
Robert Altman's Jazz '34 : remembrances of Kansas City swing( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary jazz musicians recreate an all-night jam session as it might have happened in a 1930's Kansas City club
Texas tenor : the Illinois Jacquet story( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on the life and work of jazz saxophonist Illinois Jacquet
Jazz is my native language : a portrait of Toshiko Akiyoshi( Visual )

4 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives an in-depth look at the musical and personal life of composer/pianist/bandleader Toshiko Akiyoshi. Includes performances of her work by her band and commentary by jazz critic Leonard Feather
After hours( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows a late night session at the "After Hours Club". Coleman Hawkins on sax, Roy Eldridge on trumpet, Milt Hinton on bass, Johnny Guarnieri on piano, and Cozy Cole on drums as they perform "Lover man", Taking a chance on love", and others
Jazz in exile by Chuck France( Visual )

6 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" Documentary wich listens to these musicians examining their reasons for coming to Europe and exploring their reactions to continental audiences"
One hand don't clap( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the history and present state of calypso and its more recent spinoff, soca, defined as calypso with soul
Last date = De laatste sessie by Hans Hylkema( Visual )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on the life and work of jazz musician Eric Dolphy, featuring his last recording session in Hilversum on June 2, 1964
 
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Johnny Mercer : the dream's on me
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