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The Resource Dancing the Big Apple, 1937 : African-Americans inspire a national craze, Dancetime Publications in association with SavoyStyle presents ; a film by Judy Pritchett, (videorecording)

Dancing the Big Apple, 1937 : African-Americans inspire a national craze, Dancetime Publications in association with SavoyStyle presents ; a film by Judy Pritchett, (videorecording)

Label
Dancing the Big Apple, 1937 : African-Americans inspire a national craze
Title
Dancing the Big Apple, 1937
Title remainder
African-Americans inspire a national craze
Statement of responsibility
Dancetime Publications in association with SavoyStyle presents ; a film by Judy Pritchett
Title variation
African-Americans inspire a national craze
Contributor
Director
Narrator
Performer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It's 1937, and the nation is struggling to recover from the Great Depression, complicated by a new recession. Three white teenagers enter an African-American nightclub called the Big Apple in Columbia, South Carolina. They see a strange circle dance performed to popular swing music.... So begins an exciting encounter of cultural traditions the builds to a massive dance craze involving Americans from every walk of life - including the FDR family in the White House. Viewers take a journey back to Africa, through slavery, and into the fascinating account of the Ring Shout ceremony practiced by African-Americans - sometimes secretly, sometimes openly - for hundreds of years. With taproots deep in history, The Big Apple dance provided just the right medicine in trying times."--Container
Cataloging source
GUA
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music, George Gee and the Jump, Jivin' Wailers ; The Solomon Douglas Swingtet ; The McIntosh County Shouters
Dewey number
793.308996/073
LC call number
GV1624.7.A34
LC item number
D36 2009
PerformerNote
Narration, Judy Pritchett, Daniel Hermann
Runtime
40
Technique
live action
Label
Dancing the Big Apple, 1937 : African-Americans inspire a national craze, Dancetime Publications in association with SavoyStyle presents ; a film by Judy Pritchett, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Special features: instruction; choreography
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
1. 1937 -- 2. Whites are captivated -- 3. Big Apple hysteria --4. Ingredients of the Big Apple -- 5. Everybody can do it -- 6. The Big Apple name -- 7. Birth of the Big Apple -- 8. Big Apple performance troupes -- 9. The Ring shout -- 10. Ancestry of "Keep Punching"
Control code
ocn501181918
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (40 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
880104455865
Other physical details
b&w, col., sd.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)501181918
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Dancing the Big Apple, 1937 : African-Americans inspire a national craze, Dancetime Publications in association with SavoyStyle presents ; a film by Judy Pritchett, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Special features: instruction; choreography
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
1. 1937 -- 2. Whites are captivated -- 3. Big Apple hysteria --4. Ingredients of the Big Apple -- 5. Everybody can do it -- 6. The Big Apple name -- 7. Birth of the Big Apple -- 8. Big Apple performance troupes -- 9. The Ring shout -- 10. Ancestry of "Keep Punching"
Control code
ocn501181918
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (40 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
880104455865
Other physical details
b&w, col., sd.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)501181918
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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