Minstrel Magic

Minstrel Magic

Minstrel Magic

Eleanor Pritchard

11,50 €
IVA incluido
Recíbelo en 3 días
Editorial:
Saron Publishing
Año de edición:
2017
ISBN:
9780995649545
Páginas:
496
Encuadernación:
Otros
11,50 €
IVA incluido
Recíbelo en 3 días

Selecciona una librería:

The Black and White Minstrel Show was one of the greatest shows the BBC ever produced, bringing the BBC international plaudits and awards. Sweeping the board at the first-ever Golden Rose of Montreux, it was snapped up by nearly fifty countries worldwide. It became the first television show in the world to invade and conquer the live theatre, running for an amazing eleven years in London, twenty-seven years in the UK provinces and a total of six years in Australia and New Zealand.  Yet after running for an unprecedented twenty-one years on television, the BBC airbrushed it from history.Yet the George Mitchell Choirs were more than the Minstrels, and their story spans half a century of light entertainment history. Already at the top before the Minstrels were dreamt of, the choirs helped lift Britain out of its post-war gloom and depression, on radio, television, stage, records and films. Their founder George Mitchell - the most famous back in show business - created an entertainment phenomenon, one which deserves to reclaim its rightful place in the post-war history of show business.Those who remember the dark days of the 1940s and 1950s will enjoy revisiting the thousands of shows which involved the Mitchell Singers. Readers interested in cultural and show business history will revel in learning more about the phenomenon of the Minstrels, now for the first time set against the atmosphere of Britain and the rising consciousness of racism.‘Of all the shows I have produced and directed, and that’s nearly three hundred of them, the show that gave me the greatest pleasure, the greatest thrill that came from inside here, was the Black and White Minstrels, because that is the greatest show that ever got to the heart of the people in this country. George himself is a genius, there’ll never be the likes of this man again.’ Ernest Maxin

Artículos relacionados

  • Marvin Kaplan
    Ken Rotcop
    ISN’T THAT WHAT’S-HIS-NAME?!    Maybe you remember him as a regular on two of the longest running sitcoms on  television. On ALICE he played Henry Beesmeyer, the telephone repairman who  hung out at Mel’s Diner. And before that as Alfred Prinzmetal, an aspiring poet, on the sitcom MEET MILLIE.    Or more recently as Mr. Gordon, the long-suffering patient, on the sitcom BECKER s...
    Recíbelo en 3 días

    34,99 €

  • THE MUSICIAN
    Don Hamilton
    THE MUSICIAN is an autobiography of an 86 year old Jazz  musician who wanted to go to some big city like New York or Chicago to become a "star",ater he graduated from college, however he decided to become a music teacher, for the security and be a part time professional musician as a sideline. After he tried the professional world for two summers, he realized he had made the ri...
    Recíbelo en 3 días

    7,64 €

  • Wax Poetics Issue 67 (Paperback)
    Chris Williams / A. D. Amorosi / Dan Dodds
    Our new version of the classic Wax Poetics music journal!Wax Poetics Issue 67 contains all-new content featuring interviews and write-ups on a slew of Prince's albums, including 1978's 'For You,' 1986's 'Parade,' 1987's 'Sign O the Times,' 1988's 'Lovesexy,' 1991's 'Diamonds and Pearls,' and 1995's 'The Gol...
    Recíbelo en 3 días

    28,01 €

  • My book of Genesis
    Richard Macphail
    FOREWORD BY PETER GABRIEL. School friend, aide-de-camp and tour manager, Richard Macphail was for almost five years the glue that held Genesis together, and in his affectionate memoir My Book of Genesis he tells his own unique story of the group's early years. Richard was the singer in Anon, the Charterhouse school group that included Mike Rutherford and Anthony Phillips, w...
    Consulta disponibilidad

    29,66 €

  • PATRICK SWAYZE
    Sue Tabashnik
    Patrick Swayze, the beloved dancer, actor, singer, songwriter, producer, choreographer, family man, athlete, horseman, and more, had a diversified career in the arts world for over thirty-five years. He often played hero roles in his work and spoke about traditional values such as honor, integrity, morality, passion, faith, and love. He was always searching for meaning in his l...
    Consulta disponibilidad

    19,13 €

  • Understanding Gary Numan
    Paul Sutton
    The first analytical study of the pioneering English  musician. The historian, Paul Sutton begins by taking the reader through a vastly entertaining potted history of rock music pioneers, tracing them all back to “a delta of Mississippi mud from where howled the first harmonica, and from where was heard the first blue plucking finger on string”, to show that popular music was s...
    Recíbelo en 3 días

    18,99 €