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Rhapsody Films

Overview
Works: 140 works in 324 publications in 1 language and 3,952 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Biography  Nonfiction films  Drama  Biographical films  Interviews  Concert films  Musical films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy films 
Roles: Publisher, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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 Bruce Ricker( Visual )

16 editions published between 1966 and 2004 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary recollection of music and musicians associated with Kansas City, Mo. in the 1930's, featuring Count Basie and his orchestra, Joe Turner, and Jay McShann
Tony Bennett : the music never ends by Tony Bennett( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 165 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 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 )

10 editions published between 1968 and 2004 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Mingus, jazz bassist/composer, performs and talks about his life, work, and politics
The Universal mind of Bill Evans : the creative process and self-teaching by Bill Evans( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 118 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
Chicago blues by Muddy Waters( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the evolution of blues music from its origin in the rural South and focuses on its development in the urban environment of Chicago. Interwoven with the songs are interviews with singers and writers and views expressed by Dick Gregory and others
Clint Eastwood : out of the shadows by Bruce Ricker( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the life and career of American actor and filmmaker Clint Eastwood
Born to swing by John Jeremy( Visual )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1992 in English and held by 85 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 )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An expertly filmed and edited documentary of the hula, with insight into chants and other native Hawaiian music. Takes a serious look at the history and ancient traditions represented in the dance of the Hawaiian people. The hulas feature various halaus of dancers attired in brightly colored costumes performing against some of Hawaii's most scenic panoramas
One hand don't clap( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the history and present state of calypso and its more recent spinoff, soca, defined as calypso with soul
The Art Ensemble of Chicago : live from the Jazz Showcase by Art Ensemble of Chicago( Visual )

3 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A live performance by the Art Ensemble of Chicago at the Jazz Showcase in 1981. One of the most intelligent jazz documentaries around
Jazz hoofer : the story of the legendary Baby Laurence( Visual )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and held by 70 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 70 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 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the background and style of jazz drummer Elvin Jones. Traces the origin, arrangement, and performance of his original compositions
Texas tenor : the Illinois Jacquet story by Illinois Jacquet( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on the life and work of jazz saxophonist Illinois Jacquet. Features interviews and performances by Jacquet and many important jazz musicians of the 20th century
Robert Altman's Jazz '34 : remembrances of Kansas City swing( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 60 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
Steve Lacy : lift the bandstand by Peter Bull( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays Steve Lacy as a musician who has held a pivotal position in modern jazz history
Sun Ra : a joyful noise by Sun Ra( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sun Ra - bandleader, keyboardist, composer and self-made myth - performs and philosophizes. Mr. Ra's Intergalactic Omniverse Arkestra performs in elaborate costumes, ritual, and theatrical glitter. Includes blues, swing, modal chants, quasi-African drumming, and electronic music
Jazz is my native language : a portrait of Toshiko Akiyoshi( Visual )

4 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and held by 55 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 by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 53 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
 
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Johnny Mercer : the dream's on me
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