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Music! - A 1968 documentary by the National Music Council of Great Britain, featuring folk singing, The Beatles, and even early electronic music produced by tape splicing. Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5.
posted by Artw (8 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
Previous 60s tape splicing post
posted by Artw at 1:27 AM on March 7, 2010

Musique Concrete
posted by Artw at 1:29 AM on March 7, 2010

i can imagine her majesty, the queen, watching this and sliding around the palace in her stocking feet and underpants. epic british fail.
posted by kitchenrat at 6:08 AM on March 7, 2010

Artw, can't watch this until tonight but I wanted to say thanks - I peeked under the covers and it looks great!
posted by madamjujujive at 7:04 AM on March 7, 2010

fwiw, just watched Worlds of Sound: The Ballad of Folkways; it was pretty good :P
posted by kliuless at 8:18 AM on March 7, 2010

Only had time to watch the first one for now, but it's excellent, thanks!

I think that might be Lol Coxhill busking on soprano sax--it looks like him (to the extent one can tell from a silhouette), and sounds like him.
posted by doubtfulpalace at 8:22 AM on March 7, 2010

It's surreal watching the Beatles working through "Hey Jude" in the studio, (in Pt. 2) followed by footage of some old guy playing harpsichord -- and the camera's focus mostly on the paintings and surroundings. The best thing is that there's no narration at all, so far. Good post.
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 11:50 AM on March 7, 2010

And that's Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, by gosh.

Except for the corny summary montage at the end, this was completely ace.
posted by doubtfulpalace at 5:20 PM on March 7, 2010

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