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Catching the Music
Jackson Frost, Stephen Wade. 1987. (Color, 54 minutes)
An hour-long WETA-TV documentary on musician Stephen Wade. Catching the Music describes the passing of the banjo from one player to the next. The film includes footage of Kirk McGee, Hobart Smith, Fleming Brown, Doc Hopkins, Roscoe Holcomb, Pete Steele, Uncle Dave Macon, and Virgil Anderson.,135

Born for Hard Luck
Tom Davenport. 1976. (Black and White, 29 minutes)
A film portrait of the last Black medicine-show performer, Arthur "Peg Leg Sam" Jackson, with harmonica songs, tales of hoboing, buckdances, and a live medicine-show performance. A joint production of Tom Davenport Films and the Curriculum in Folklore at UNC-Chapel Hill.,1

A Singing Stream: A Black Family Chronicle
Tom Davenport. 1986. (Color, 57 minutes)
The story of a gifted African American family from the rural South. With interviews and stories, and scenes from daily life, reunions, gospel concerts, and church services, the film traces the history of the Landis family of Granville County, North Carolina, over the lifetime of its oldest surviving member, 86-year-old Mrs. Bertha M. Landis.,2

The Shakers
Tom Davenport, Frank DeCola. 1974. (Color, 30 minutes)
THE SHAKERS traces the growth, decline, and continuing survival of this remarkable religious sect through the memories and songs of Shaker sisters in New Hampshire and Maine. A 1974 production by Tom Davenport, with assistance from Shaker scholar Daniel Patterson.,84

Talking Feet: Solo Southern Dance: Buck, Flatfoot and Tap
Mike Seeger. 1987. (Color, 01 hours, 27 minutes)
Talking Feet is the first documentary to feature flatfoot, buck, hoedown, and rural tap dancing, the styles of solo Southern dancing which are a companion to traditional old-time music and on which modern clog dancing is based. A film by old time music master, Mike Seeger.,121