Block Starz Music Releasing Soundtrack to Oscar Micheaux Documentary Film
January 30, 2014
Block Starz Music, www.blockstarztv.com, will release an official soundtrack to "The Czar of Black Hollywood", an upcoming documentary mini-series chronicling the early life and career of African-American filmmaker Oscar Micheaux (1884-1951).
The soundtrack will feature the original film score by Nick “Mr. Instrumentalist” Jones, as well as vintage music recordings by various African-American artists, including ragtime legend Scott Joplin, classical composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and the Unique Quartet.
“Oscar Micheaux was a towering figure even by today's standards,” says Block Starz Music founder and chairman Bayer Mack, who shares executive producer credit with Frances Presley-Rice and Hal Croasmun on the film. “We set out to create a music soundtrack to match the man, and I believe we succeeded.”
“The Czar of Black Hollywood” uses archival film, photos, illustrations and music to weave a compelling narrative of Oscar Micheaux's early life and his production of both the first feature length silent film and sound motion picture by an African-American.
“The Czar of Black Hollywood” documentary film and soundtrack will be available from Block Starz Music at all online retailers and streaming services March 31.
For more information visit www.theczarofblackhollywood.com
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