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music7.jpgFootage ranges from the strains of Muddy Waters' Blues to Ravi Shankar’s Indian Ragas.

Rock is well represented by Jimi Hendrix, Mick Jagger and John Lennon, contemporary pop by Pete music4.jpgDocherty whilst Les Blank’s intimate documentaries recount the history of American folk music - Lightnin’ Hopkins for blues, some true American originals, the Cajuns of south-west Louisiana, Tex-Mex Nortena amongst others. The Dolmetsch Story tells of the famous family who dedicated their lives to educating the public on the joys of the recorder musical instrument. Desmond Dekker and Milly appear in Horace Ove’s Reggae, a documentary which combines the history of Caribbean immigrants to the UK in the 1950s with a reggae concert. Finally, classical music is not forgotten with Felix Greene’s extraordinary film of the Peking Symphony Orchestra.

 

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Meets girlfriend in park, sings song about peace, everyone joins in

country of origin: United States

The Clovers

country of origin: United States

Little boy and man but bricks into wheelbarrow

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Footage of different performances

country of origin: India

Land, sea

country of origin: Greece

Shots of unplayed instruments on chairs

country of origin: former USSR

men on train tracks, throw stones, catch snake

country of origin: United States

Black fork-lift driver

country of origin: United States

Musicians interviewed

country of origin: Brazil

Children playing, pigs on farm

country of origin: United Kingdom/United States

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