Give Me the Banjo

Give Me the Banjo

Director: Marc Fields Cast: Steve Martin, Earl Scruggs, Pete Seeger

DVD (Color / Black & White)

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Narrated by Steve Martin, this documentary chronicles the colonial origins of the banjo. Also featured are comments and performances by Earl Scruggs, Pete Seeger, Bela Fleck, Mike Seeger, and many more. In addition, Rosanne Cash talks with fellow country star Rodney Crowell about the influence banjo music has had on their musical styles. ~ Tracie Cooper

Product Details

Release Date: 06/12/2012
UPC: 0767685268513
Original Release: 2011
Source: New Video Group
Presentation: [B&W, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:24:00
Sales rank: 51,900

Special Features

Closed Caption; 30 minutes of extended performances from Taj Mahal, Cynthia Sayer, Ralph Stanley, Riley Baugus and Rhiannon Giddens; Profile of Uncle Dave Macon

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Steve Martin Narrator
Earl Scruggs Participant
Pete Seeger Participant
Béla Fleck Participant
Mike Seeger Participant
Don Vappie Participant
John Cohen Participant
Abigail Washburn Participant
Carolina Chocolate Drops Participant
Tony Trischka Participant

Technical Credits
Marc Fields Director,Producer
Michael Kantor Executive Producer
Bruce Petschek Cinematographer
Tim Raycroft Co-producer,Editor
Tony Trischka Co-producer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Mark Vega Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Give Me the Banjo
1. Introducing our first song... [3:13]
2. The Black Banjo Gathering [3:30]
3. Minstrel Mania [7:25]
4. Gus Cannon: Let Your Mind Roll On [9:57]
5. Dan Vappie: New Orleans Banjo [1:11]
6. Charlie Poole: Millbilly Blues [13:44]
7. Pete Seeger: Dangerous Minstrel [10:01]
8. Earl Scruggs: Bluegrass Breakdown [11:06]
9. Barr's Fiddle Shop, Galax, VA [1:44]
10. Revivalists [10:37]
11. Banjo Renaissance [8:33]
12. End Credits [2:41]

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