Hazel Dickens: It's Hard to Tell the Singer from the Song materials, c.2001

Sub-Series ap.afc.08.03

Extent
203 Video cassettes
7 Film containers
1 Audio tapes
7 Audio cassettes
Part of: Appalshop Films Collection, 1969-2015 > Series VIII. Appalshop Films, 2000-2015 > Hazel Dickens: It's Hard to Tell the Singer from the Song materials, c.2001
Scope and Contents
Contains material related to the color documentary Hazel Dickens: It’s Hard to Tell the Singer from the Song, a 2001 release.  The film profiles the West Virginia bluegrass singer and songwriter Hazel Dickens.  It includes interviews with Dickens and fellow musicians Alison Krauss, Naomi Judd and Dudley Connell.  Dickens discusses the conflicts she encounters as a woman in a traditionally male milieu, feelings of physical and cultural displacement, and her working class childhood in Appalachia.   Includes performances of 16 of her songs including “Mama’s Hand,” “ Working Girl Blues,” and “Black Lung.”   Subjects include Appalachian women, bluegrass music, and social and economic conditions in West Virginia and the Appalachian region.
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