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Mug-Shot Productions

Overview
Works: 26 works in 81 publications in 1 language and 1,469 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographies  Biographical films  Musical films  Dance films  Filmed performances  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Concert films 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel
Classifications: GV1796.H8, 781.65092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mug-Shot Productions
Gospel according to Al Green by Al Green( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews, performances, and footage from church services illustrate the story of soul singer Al Green, who gave up a successful singing career to become a gospel singer and Pentecostal preacher
Kumu hula : keepers of a culture( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The hula is the dance of the Hawaiian people and has been practiced since early Polynesians arrived in the islands around 500AD. Passed on from generation to generation by kahuna (priests and sages) and by kumu hula (master teachers), the hula has also been suppressed by 19th century missionaries and plantation owners, distorted by Hollywood movies, and exploited by the local tourist industry. In this film, shot at exotic locations throughout the islands, many of Hawaii's finest kumu hula reveal ancient traditions which have survived and flourished there for hundreds of years. This is Hawaiian culture as few outsiders have ever seen it: rich, expressive, colorful, and totally unique."--Container
New Orleans, music in exile( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how, in the weeks and months following the Hurricane Katrina disaster of 2005, New Orleans musicians attempted to re-establish the Big Easy's music scene. Features interviews and performances of Dr. John, Irma Thomas, Cyril Neville, Marcia Ball, Kermit Ruffins, Cowboy Mouth, and the Iguanas. Discusses the shock, sorrow, and courage the musicians experienced as they struggled to return to their homes, rebuild their careers, and revive their community
Saxophone colossus by Sonny Rollins( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film captures Sonny Rollins in some of his finest improvisational hours. The centerpiece of this video is the world premiere performance of concerto for tenor saxophone and orchestra, which is composed by Rollins and arranged and orchestrated by Heikki Sarmanto
Hellhounds on my trail : the afterlife of Robert Johnson by Robert Johnson( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heartfelt tribute to the influential and legendary bluesman Robert Johnson. Includes commentary about the man and his music, along with musical performances which took place in Cleveland, Ohio during a week long group of events dedicated to the artist
Sonny Rollins : saxophone colossus by Sonny Rollins( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film captures Sonny Rollins in some of his finest improvisational hours. The centerpiece of this video is the world premiere performance of concerto for tenor saxophone and orchestra, which was composed by Rollins and arranged and orchestrated by Heikki Sarmanto
Hawaiian rainbow( Visual )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about Hawaiian music and musicians. UH ethnomusicologist Ricardo D. Trimillos and George S. Kanahele, author of "Ku Kanaka," narrate the history of Hawaiian music from ancient chants through the development of the falsetto style of singing, the introduction of the ukulele and steel guitar, the rise and fall in popularity of hapa haole songs, and the cultural rebirth of the 1970s. Featured in the program are slack key guitarists Raymond Kane and Billy Hew Len, singer Auntie Genoa Keawe, former bandleader Andy Cummings, falsetto singers the Hoʻopiʻi brothers, and Jerry Santos, Haunani Apoliona, kumu hula Vickey Holt Takamine, the Sam Bernard Trio and the Makaha Sons of Niʻihau
Black wax by Gil Scott-Heron( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shot entirely on location in Washington, D.C., primarily at the Wax Museum nightclub and on the streets of the city Mr. Scott-Heron long considered his home. Robert Mugge's 1982 film showcases the art, the life, and the personality of the great African American poet-singer-songwriter-author Gil Scott-Heron whom many have called the forefather of hip-hop and socially-conscious rap music, and whom UK music weekly Melody Maker once dubbed "the most dangerous musician alive." One of the first music films commissioned by Andy Park of Britain's Channel 4 Television, Black wax was also one of the first productions ever to utilize Steadicam from beginning to end, thanks to pioneering Steadicam operator Lawrence McConkey
Sun Ra : a joyful noise by Sun Ra( Visual )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1998 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary that examines the unusual performance techniques and beliefs of the enigmatic Sun Ra. Features performances by and interviews with Sun Ra and his Arkestra
Last of the Mississippi jukes( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pays tribute to the blues and to the fast-disappearing juke joints of Mississippi. Begins at a recreated juke joint--the Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, Mississippi and then moves to a juke joint that has been in existence for more than 30 years--the Subway Lounge in Jackson, Mississippi. House bands and guest singers perform, and performers and others share their memories
The Return Of Ruben Blades( Visual )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers Ruben Blades' return to Harvard as a graduate student, to Panama, California, and New York. Includes musical segments with Linda Ronstadt and the S.O.B.'s
Hawaiian rainbow ; &, Kumu hula : keepers of a culture( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hawaiian rainbow: Documentary about Hawaiian music and musicians. Author George S. Kanahele and University of Hawaii ethnomusicologist Ricardo D. Trimillos present the history of Hawaiian music from ancient chants through the development of the falsetto style of singing, the introduction of the ukulele and steel guitar, the rise and fall in popularity of hapa haole songs, and the cultural rebirth of the 1970s. Featured performers include slack key guitarists Raymond Kane and Billy Hew Len, singer Auntie Genoa Keawe, bandleader Andy Cummings, falsetto singers the Hoʻopiʻi Brothers, and Jerry Santos, Haunani Apoliona, kumu hula Vickey Holt Takamine, the Sam Bernard Trio, and the Makaha Sons of Niʻihau. Kumu hula explores the art of the hula and Hawaiian dance traditions, going back to when Polynesians first arrived in the islands, and passed on through the generations by kahuna (priests and sages) and kumu hula (master teachers)
Rhythm 'n' bayous : a road map to Louisiana music( Visual )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take a look into Louisiana roots of music styles and assorted hybrids
Pride and joy : the story of Alligator Records( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take an inside look at the story of Alligator Records. Includes ten additional performances from the Alligator Records Twentieth Anniversary Tour
Zydeco crossroads : a tale of two cities by Robert Mugge( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film about Philadelphia public radio station WXPN's yearlong zydeco project, the current state of the Creole music scene in and around Lafayette, Louisiana, and the influence of Mississippi blues on zydeco. Features performances by Buckwheat Zydeco, C.J. Chenier, Chubby Carrier, Nathan Williams, Major Handy, Rockin' Dopsie, Jr., Rosie Ledet, Creole United, Soul Creole, Chris Ardoin, Lil' Nate, and Corey Arceneaux
Deep sea blues( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roger Naber's Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise to the Caribbean, in Jan. 2007, featured more than 70 performances along with 14 special guests, a "Woodstock of the Waves" offering the same sense of peace, love, and community spirit most often associated with late '60s rock festivals. The cruise also featured daylong stops on St. John, St. Barths, and Grand Turk, with additional concerts and a "blues wedding" on the beach
Sonī Rōrinz : sakusofon korossasu = Sonny Rollins : saxophone colossus( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A performance documentary featuring Sonny Rollins. Includes interviews, historical clips, and two performances. Rollins' quintet is featured near his home in upstate New York. A second performance includes the world premiere of his Concerto for Tenor Saxophone and Orchestra in Japan
The kingdom of zydeco( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The kingdom of zydeco is both a cunning little comedy of manners and a sweet-tempered celebration of American roots music. It chronicles the sea change that took place in the black Creole music scene of southwest Louisiana with the deaths of both Clifton Chenier and Rockin' Dopsie, king and crown prince, respectively, of zydeco music. Who, then, assumes titular leadership of this righteously rocking, washboard-driven sub-genre of rhythm-and-blues? Beau Jocque and Boozoo Chavis kick out the jams in thrilling performances filmed with blissful authority by Mugge, a specialist in roots music documentaries ... It's Chenier's legacy - and Mugge's observational skills - that triumph in the end"--Container
All jams on deck : late night on the Blues Cruise( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews, performances, and jam sessions from the October 2010 Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, focusing on the methods and tricks of blues jamming
Giving up the ghosts : closing time at Doc's Music Hall( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the twin careers of respected physician and musician Dr. John Peterson and the music and arts venue he owned and helped operate in downtown Muncie, Indiana from 1992 to 2012. The film centers around a final music hall concert by Doc and his house band performing Doc's original songs along with covers of assorted jazz (Spyro Gyra), rock (The Doors, The Animals), soul (The Temptations, The Isley Brothers), and pop (Paul Simon, Lionel Richie, Judy Garland) favorites
 
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Saxophone colossus
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Black waxThe Return Of Ruben Blades
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English (75)