- Language: English
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Number of discs: 2
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00005Q65K
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #64,090 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
There is some amazing footage that I have never seen, that they have unearthed. Live performances by Leadbelly, by Woody Guthrie, by Howlin' Wolf, by Hank Williams. And unlike Ken Burns' astonishing "Jazz," not only are these rare, rare performances cut horribly short...but the narrators talk over them, so you can't hear the artists' performances.
There are some full-length performances on the DVD that were not on the series when it played on TV..but they were of "lesser" artists, for the most part. Here were legends of the '40s actually captured live--including Leadbelly in prison garb--and they have mutilated the performances. Shame.
I love music with my whole heart and if anybody out there just loves music, this DVD will put an ear to ear smile on your face watching this. God why cant this get an Oscar? This deserves every award ever made.