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Black on White White on Black

Govenar, Alan
An intimate and humorous look at the life and career of the legendary blues pianist Alex Moore, the first Black Texan to receive a National Heritage Fellowship. Moore taught himself to play the piano by watching others and practicing whenever he got a chance. Because he had no formal training Moore developed a distinctive improvisatory piano style that included elements of blues, ragtime, barrelhouse, stride and boogie-woogie. He combined steady left hand bass figures with fluid right hand melodies. His lyrics were both traditional and original and were a response to his playing of the piano and to the moment at hand. The film shows his mastery of the piano at a tribute held in his honor at the famous Majestic Theater-his last public performance.

Black on White White on Black.

Les Blank Films, 1990.; [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019.

Title from title frames.; Film; In Process Record.

Alexander M. Moore, Bob Ray Sanders

Originally produced by Les Blank Films in 1990.

Mode of access: World Wide Web.

In English

Govenar, Alan, film director.; M. Moore, Alexander, actor.; Ray Sanders, Bob, actor.

Les Blank Films (Firm), dst; Kanopy (Firm), dst
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