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The Resource Black wax, Mug-Shot Productions ; a Robert Mugge film ; words and music by Gil Scott-Heron

Black wax, Mug-Shot Productions ; a Robert Mugge film ; words and music by Gil Scott-Heron

Label
Black wax
Title
Black wax
Statement of responsibility
Mug-Shot Productions ; a Robert Mugge film ; words and music by Gil Scott-Heron
Title variation
Gil Scott Heron in Black wax
Contributor
Author
Composer
Film director
Musician
Performer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
782.42164
LC call number
M1630.18.H47
LC item number
B53 2015
PerformerNote
Gil Scott-Heron, vocals, piano ; The Midnight Band (Ed Brady, guitar ; Robert Gordon, bass ; Glen "Astro" Turner, keyboards, harmonica ; Kenny Powell, drums ; Larry MacDonald, percussion ; Carl Cornwell, sax, flute, piano ; Vernon James, sax, flute ; Ron Holloway, sax ; Kenny Sheffield, trumpet, flugelhorn)
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http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1950-
  • 1949-2011
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mugge, Robert
  • Scott-Heron, Gil
Runtime
89
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Scott-Heron, Gil
  • Monologues with music (Jazz ensemble)
  • Jazz-rock (Music)
  • Rhythm and blues music
Technique
live action
Label
Black wax, Mug-Shot Productions ; a Robert Mugge film ; words and music by Gil Scott-Heron
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • DVD release of the 1982 motion picture
  • Bonus song: Is that jazz?
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (89 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
760137749592
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
MVD7495D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn932346277
  • (OCoLC)932346277
System details
DVD; region 0
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Black wax, Mug-Shot Productions ; a Robert Mugge film ; words and music by Gil Scott-Heron
Publication
Note
  • DVD release of the 1982 motion picture
  • Bonus song: Is that jazz?
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (89 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
760137749592
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
MVD7495D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn932346277
  • (OCoLC)932346277
System details
DVD; region 0
Video recording format
DVD

Library Locations

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