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You Are There - Classic Early Films of Legendary Performers 1952-54

Released: March 18, 2014

A video collection of great performances from the early 1950s by some of the most famous and influential country music performers of all time! Here are 6 classic selections by the legendary “father of bluegrass,” Bill Monroe, preserved on beautiful 35mm color film and the only video capturing Bill and his band at the very height of their powers in their early days. And here are 4 black and white selections by Hank Williams, universally recognized as the greatest country performer of all time! These selections by Hank are the ONLY surviving film of his music and, as with the Monroe videos, some of this film has not been seen by anyone in over 60 years! Also included here are performances by country music icons like The Louvin Brothers, Sam and Kirk McGee, Grandpa Jones, Lonzo and Oscar, and many more, all from stunning color 35mm film from the early 1950s, 29 selections in all! This DVD offers an almost magical viewing experience, transporting one vicariously back to another time and place, not only musically, but socially and culturally as well. You are there in the early 1950s America, taking in, as if in person, some of the greatest music of the period (and for that matter, some of the greatest ever) and feeling, with immediacy, the appealingly reassuring atmosphere of the times.

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