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Omnibus USA


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The arts in America
Introduced by Humphrey Burton Tonight:
Doc, Charlie and the Painters
Three films reflecting the richness of American native arts.
Three Days with Doc
A visit to one of the greatest country musicians - Doc Watson. He lives in the little village of Deep Gap, high in the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina. To the commercial record business he's a star and to his neighbours a hero. Blind since birth, he's a powerful singer and a virtuoso on guitar, banjo and mouth organ. In this film he plays traditional tunes and talks to his friend, the folk music scholar, A. L. Lloyd.
Blues on Times Square
Most afternoons in Times Square, New York, you can find a young busker playing on the sidewalk. His name is Charlie Sayles and he sings the blues.
The People tell their Story
American history is uncommonly rich in folk painters and sculptors -and this is a short history of America seen through their vivid imagination. The music is Aaron Copland 's ' Quiet City'.


Introduced By: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: A. L. Lloyd.
Unknown: Charlie Sayles
Unknown: Aaron Copland
Producer: Barrie Gavin

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