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Rock & roll. Vol. 1 [videorecording] / co-production of WGBH, Boston and the BBC.

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  • Physical Description: 1 videocassette (120 min.) : sd., col and b&w ; 1/2 in.

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General Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Formatted Contents Note: Renegades. -- In the groove.
Music: Tutti-frutti -- Good golly Miss Molly -- Blue suede shoes -- Bo Diddley -- Maybelline -- Johnny B. Goode -- Whole lotta shakin' goin' on -- Stand by me -- Spanish harlem -- There goes my baby -- Will you love me tomorrow -- Be my baby -- Surfer girl.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Series producer, Elizabeth Deane ; BBC series producer, Hugh Thomson. Renegades: Producer, David Espar. In the groove: Producers, Vicky Bippert, Daniel McCabe.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Liev Schreiber.
Summary, etc.: Renegades travels southern backroads to New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville then north to Chicago, interviewing Little Richard, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, pioneer disk jockey Hoss Allen and producers Dave Bartholomew, Sam Phillips and Phil and Marshall Chess along the way. These renegades of the 50's reveal how they borrowed from rhythm and blues, country, gospel and jazz to create a whole new sound--rock n roll.
In the groove reports on the years between Elvis and the Beatles, when the hit single became an intricately crafted work of art and producers, songwriters and musicians created studio magic. In interviews with Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Ben E. King, Brian Wilson, Carole King, Sonny Bono and Dick Dale among others, this film recounts the era of sweet soul and girl groups when a new rock genius reigned--the producer.
System Details Note: VHS.
Subject: Little Richard, 1932- > Interviews.
Bo Diddley, 1928-2008 > Interviews.
Berry, Chuck > Interviews.
Lewis, Jerry Lee > Interviews.
Allen, Hoss > Interviews.
Phillips, Sam > Interviews.
Chess, Phil > Interviews.
Chess, Marshall > Interviews.
Leiber, Jerry > Interviews.
Stoller, Mike > Interviews.
King, Ben E. > Interviews.
Wilson, Brian, 1942- > Interviews.
King, Carole > Interviews.
Bono, Sonny > Interviews.
Dale, Dick, guitarist > Interviews.
Bartholomew, Dave > Interviews.
Films for the hearing impaired
Rock music > History and criticism
Popular music > United States > History > 20th century.
Rock musicians > United States > Interviews
Rock groups > United States > History.

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