Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
This accession consists of audio and video elements created during the production of the compact disk-interactives (CD-Is) "Downhome Blues" and "Uptown Blues." These titles, produced in cooperation with Philips Interactive Media of America, were part of the commercial CD-I series "Treasures of Smithsonian." "Downhome Blues" and "Uptown Blues" featured rural and urban blues musicians respectively and were marketed beginning in FY 1994. Materials include footage, audio recordings, narration, music mixes, masters, protection masters, and dubs in a variety of audio and video formats.
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This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Philips Interactive Media of America (Firm)
- Uptown Blues (Video recording : 1993)
- Downhome Blues (Video recording : 1993)
- Blues musicians
- CD-I technology
- Interactive multimedia
- Video recordings -- Production and direction
- Documentary videos
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-017, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions