Filmed on March 25, 1928.
Fred Lemire playing and oversized banjo like a double bass while his two sons accompany him on normal sized instruments. Scenes of Lemire playing banjo in various ways. His two sons then play a jazz-style tune on their banjos.
Filmed on November 8th, 1928.
African-American banjo player, Uncle John Scruggs playing in yard, surrounded by his dancing grandchildren. Long shot of Uncle John Scruggs playing while his grandchildren dance near him. Several medium shots of him performing songs. More long shots of Uncle John Scruggs performing while children dance in a line next to him and then circle around him. Close up of dancing feet. Medium shots of children dancing and children sitting. Staged story.
1928 square dance - string band performs at COUNTRY DANCE - 1928 NORTH CAROLINA FIDDLER
MS LOUISIANA SWAMP. CYPRESS TREES IN SWAMP - BLACK VOCAL QUARTET IN BACKGROUND SINGING STEPHEN FOSTER'S PLANTATION SONG "OLD FOLKS AT HOME "
CANOE WITH BLACK VOCAL QUARTET ACCOMPANIED BY BANJO SINGING "OLD FOLKS AT HOME" ENTERS FROM FROM LEFT. VERY EARLY SOUND FOOTAGE OF SOUTHERN BLACK VOCAL QUARTET
VARIOUS ANGLES OF THE SAME SONG WERE FILMED
BLACK AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOCAL GROUP SING TRADITIONAL SONG ' OH MARY DON'T YOU WEEP" SEVERAL DIFFERENT TAKES AND ANGLES
MEDIUM CLOSE UP OF TWO BLACK PLANTATION WORKERS IN COVERALLS LAUGHING HYSTERICALLY
FIRST SOUND FOOTAGE OF A TRADITIONAL CUBAN FOLK/DANCE BAND GUITARS, GOURDS, 1928 FOOTAGE - DIFFERENT ANGLES AND TAKES OF THE SAME SONG
PRINTING PRESS CU PRINTS NEWSPAPERS, NEWSPAPERS ROLLING OFF PRESS, SOLD ON STREET BY BLACK MAN
Filmed on December 21st, 1929.
Multiple takes of BOXER Jack Johnson introducing his jazz band. Band plays music while Johnson conducts and dances. MULTIPLE TAKES OF HOT JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL " TIGER RAG "
BLACK AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOCAL GROUP ACCOMPANIED BY BANJO SONG TRADITIONAL SONG "OH MARY DON'T YOU WEEP" 1928
1934 FOOTAGE OF BLACK SANCTIFIED PREACHER REVEREND AND HIS CONGREGATION " HAPPY AM I". Elder Lightfoot Solomon Michaux
BLACK SANCTIFIED CONGREGATION CLAPPING AND STOMPING TO BLACK PREACHER - EVANGELIST
Keywords: STRING BAND
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