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The Resource Sweet old song, by Leah Mahan, (electronic resource)

Sweet old song, by Leah Mahan, (electronic resource)

Label
Sweet old song
Title
Sweet old song
Statement of responsibility
by Leah Mahan
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Acclaimed African American musician Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong, 91, is renowned for a lifetime of jazz, blues, folk and country music. He has been performing since the 1920s, when his father carved his first fiddle from a wooden crate. The National Endowment for the Arts has honored him as a "national treasure." But when Armstrong at 73 met Barbara Ward, a sculptor thirty years his junior, a new chapter of his life and art unfolded. Sweet Old Song is the story of Armstrong and Ward s courtship and marriage -- a unique partnership that inspired an outpouring of art and music. Their creative work draws on nearly a century of African American experience, beginning with Armstrong s vivid stories and paintings of his childhood in a segregated town in Tennessee. A tireless artist and collaborator, Ward encourages Armstrong to document their memories in paintings and illustrations for a children s book. For Armstrong, these recollections reach back to a pre-World War II era of black string bands when, along with his younger brothers, he performed on the street and at white society dances. Armstrong s recollections take on added poignancy when he is invited to his hometown of LaFollette, Tennessee, which declares a Howard Armstrong Day in his honor. The visit is bittersweet as he reminisces with old neighbors, and is honored at the local high school, which was closed to black students when he was a child
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mahan, Leah
Runtime
57
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Armstrong, Howard
Target audience
general
Label
Sweet old song, by Leah Mahan, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1641499
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641499/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (57 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210414
  • (OCoLC)747797328
Video recording format
other
Label
Sweet old song, by Leah Mahan, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1641499
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641499/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (57 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210414
  • (OCoLC)747797328
Video recording format
other

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