Rap Dreams Format:
Produced By: Mastamind ProductionsDistributed By:Planet Blue Pictures USAvailable Now: About:
Rap Dreams is the newest film from director and producer Kevin Epps, who recently received
"Favorite Independent Filmmaker of the Year Award" 2005 from the Northern California Film
Production Community, and numerous other awards and global recognition for his last feature
"Straight Outta Hunters Point". In 2003, Epps co-founded the Hip Hop Film Fest, a traveling
exhibition of films that toured nationwide including stops in Atlanta GA, Honolulu HI, Durham
NC, Portland OR , Albuquerque NM and elsewhere. Mr. Epps recently completed "Don''t Kill
Tookie" a 7 minute short which aired on Current TV, the new cable and satellite TV network
founded by Al Gore, available in 20 million homes around the United States.
Rap Dreams features an inside look at Hip Hop and interviews with a slew of Bay Area hip-hop
and rap notables including: Shock G, aka, Humpty Humpty, (from the multi-platium recording
group, Digital Underground, Tupac Shakur (2Pac) former group), Sway & King Tech (World
Famous Wake Up Show, MTV syndicated), JT Bigga Figga, Herm Lewis, Ray Luv, MacMall,
T-Kash (KPFA/The Coup), Messy Marv, and Mayor Gavin Newsom.
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Scott Cossu Trio - Islands
Scott Cossu Trio - Islands Format:
Produced By: Music Video DistributorsDistributed By:Planet Blue Pictures USAvailable Now: About:
Scott Cossu Trio - Islands movie was released Jun 05, 2007 by the Music Video Distributors studio. Scott Cossu infuses his rhythm-and-blues piano music with ethnic influences from Sudan, Thailand, China, Romania, and Ecuador, to create a heartfelt and unexpected brand of New Age music. Scott Cossu Trio - Islands movie In this release, Cossu, accompanied by electric guitarist Van Manakas and percussionist Eddie Wood, performs live at the Main Street Independence Day Weekend Jazz Festival in 1986
The Story Of The Blues - From Blind Lemon Jefferson To BB King
The Story Of The Blues - From Blind Lemon Jefferson To BB King Format:
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Defining the blues is a simple task: a basic I-IV-V chord progression laid over a 12-bar framework, however the blues have evolved from African-American field hollers through rough-hewn rural heavyweights such as Blind Lemon Jefferson to the immaculate guitar excursions of B.B. King. The Story Of The Blues traces the four principal traditions of blues music: Blues Form - Country Blues - Urban Blues - Electric Blues and it's significant contribution to the development of jazz, rock music, and country and western music. This DVD includes tracks from Big Bill Broonzy, Robert Johnson, Lonnie Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Texas Alexander, and many more.
The blues has progressed, diversified, and seeped into a surprising array of styles within contemporary music. Here the entire history of the music is unveiled, with a look at the roots and origins of the genre fully expored, as well as the subsequent influence of the style. Among the artists featured are Robert Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Big Bill Broonzy, and many others.
The Swing Era
The Swing Era Format:
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A note of explanation for the unfamiliar: the swing school of jazz music connotes several stylistic tropes, including the use of high-hat cymbals and the string bass, the adoption of numerous "swing eighths," and in general, a looser, more relaxed rhythm overall. On a historical level, the segue into swing commenced in the 1920s with such performers as Louis Armstrong, and remained both popular and prevalent - the "dominant mode" of jazz interpretation - well into the 1940s. Given the fact that swing was generally played by ten musicians or more, it was also known as the Big Band Era. This ambitious music history documentary examines the evolution of swing over time, as performed by such icons as Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Erskine Hawkins and Cab Calloway.