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Mouth Music (1981)

About the Film

Mouth Music demonstrates the distinctive modes of the human voice, the most influential of all musical instruments, takes on in southern folk music and folk culture. These modes can span traditional a cappella performance styles as well as unique expressive vocal forms that have evolved as part of daily life, work, and play: hollerin’, jump-rope rhymes, “eephing,” nonsense songs, auctioneering, drill sergeant’s patter and others.


For licensing, film rights and permissions, contact Sol Korine, Blaine Dunlap, the distributor Blaine Dunlap/PRESERIVSTA, or Folkstreams.

Film Details

  • Film by: Sol Korine, Blaine Dunlap
  • Produced by: Blaine Dunlap and Sol Korine
  • Cinematographer: Blaine Dunlap
  • Editor: Blaine Dunlap
  • Other Credits: Associate Producer Charles Wolfe. Assistant Director Robert Landau. Additional Production Steve Conant, Ed Meyers, Larry Robertson.
  • Funding: Grants from The Tennessee Arts Commision, The Lyndhurst Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts.
  • Original Format: 3/4 inch videotape: U-matic
  • © 1981, Sol Korine and Blaine Dunlap
  • 25mins, Color
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