Black wax

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Pottstown, PA : Mug-Shot Productions, [2015]., [Place of publication not identified] :
MPAA rating: Not rated.


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Physical Desc
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


General Note
DVD release of the 1982 motion picture.
General Note
Bonus song: Is that jazz?
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Steadicam operator, Lawrence McConkey.
Gil Scott-Heron, vocals, piano ; The Midnight Band (Ed Brady, guitar ; Robert Gordon, bass ; Glen "Astro" Turner, keyboards, harmonica ; Kenny Powell, drums ; Larry MacDonald, percussion ; Carl Cornwell, sax, flute, piano ; Vernon James, sax, flute ; Ron Holloway, sax ; Kenny Sheffield, trumpet, flugelhorn).
Shot entirely on location in Washington, D.C., primarily at the Wax Museum nightclub and on the streets of the city Mr. Scott-Heron long considered his home. Robert Mugge's 1982 film showcases the art, the life, and the personality of the great African American poet-singer-songwriter-author Gil Scott-Heron whom many have called the forefather of hip-hop and socially-conscious rap music, and whom UK music weekly Melody Maker once dubbed "the most dangerous musician alive." One of the first music films commissioned by Andy Park of Britain's Channel 4 Television, Black wax was also one of the first productions ever to utilize Steadicam from beginning to end, thanks to pioneering Steadicam operator Lawrence McConkey.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details
DVD ; all regions ; fullcreen presentation.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Scott-Heron, G., & Mugge, R. (2015). Black wax . Mug-Shot Productions.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Scott-Heron, Gil, 1949-2011 and Robert Mugge. 2015. Black Wax. Pottstown, PA: Mug-Shot Productions.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Scott-Heron, Gil, 1949-2011 and Robert Mugge. Black Wax Pottstown, PA: Mug-Shot Productions, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Scott-Heron, Gil, and Robert Mugge. Black Wax Mug-Shot Productions, 2015.

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