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  • CEfromLA
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    Originally posted by Headless Hornman View Post

    Rumble, The Indians Who Rocked the World? Or something else?

    https://www.jazzfestforum.com/forum/...e-world-on-pbs
    Yeah, that one!

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  • Headless Hornman
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    Originally posted by CEfromLA View Post
    If you have Amazon Prime Video, do yourself a HUGE favor and watch a film called, “Rumble”.
    Wow. Just wow.
    Rumble, The Indians Who Rocked the World? Or something else?

    https://www.jazzfestforum.com/forum/...e-world-on-pbs

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  • CEfromLA
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    If you have Amazon Prime Video, do yourself a HUGE favor and watch a film called, “Rumble”.
    Wow. Just wow.

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  • ice nine
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    Saw Echo in the Canyon. It was good, not great. I thought it would delve into singer/songwriters more than it did.

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  • TEXFESTFAN
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    Watching Rolling Stones ,Stripped, pretty cool.

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  • chazmo
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    I watched Rolling Thunder Revue with Bob Dylan on Netflix last night. Really interesting. It reminded me how beautiful the lyrics are on some of his songs.

    Then take me disappearin’ through the smoke rings of my mind
    Down the foggy ruins of time, far past the frozen leaves
    The haunted, frightened trees, out to the windy beach
    Far from the twisted reach of crazy sorrow
    Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free
    Silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands
    With all memory and fate driven deep beneath the waves
    Let me forget about today until tomorrow

    But other parts of the film are just plain weird.

    Good to see Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell.

    For me, the transcendant moments made it worth while.

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  • The Krewe of Chew
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    Originally posted by Headless Hornman View Post
    Any love for Heavy Metal Parking Lot?

    https://theconcourse.deadspin.com/th...the-1758026762
    Yes! Dave knows Jeff Krulik, who directed "Heavy Metal Parking Lot". They worked together at the radio station at University of Maryland when Dave was a grad student. We met up with Jeff a few years ago at a screening for his film "Led Zeppelin Played here". That's a great doc, by the way, but you can't see it anywhere these days because they can't get the rights to the Led Zep music.

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  • Headless Hornman
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    You're welcome. A few years ago we went to his birthday party outdoors in the courtyard of the Peninsula Inn in Gulfport (FL). There was a brief shot in the film from that night (or maybe another performance there?) I remember right before showtime a van pulled up and unloaded about a dozen residents from the nursing home, some in wheelchairs. I've got to assume Dave had something to do with that.

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  • CEfromLA
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    Originally posted by Headless Hornman View Post
    So technically not a rock doc but a blues doc: Satan and Adam. Just saw it last night at a local listening room as part of a free monthly music movie series. The title subject Satan (Sterling Magee) was at the screening. We sang Happy Birthday to him before the film started (it's this week, 83 iirc). I think a lot of THs will enjoy this; I believe it's coming to Netflix soon.
    Watched it today on Netflix.
    Even with your spoilers, I kept saying, “I did not see THAT coming!”.

    The hero of the whole film was Dave, the nursing home guy.

    We really enjoyed it. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  • Canine Horror
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    Yeah Interesting story. I was in the blues tent, and he also did a gig at Little Gem (put on by Marc stone, I believe). Sadly, I got there really late and only caught a couple of numbers.

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  • Headless Hornman
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    A couple of links:
    http://satanandadamfilm.com/
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/11/m...am-review.html

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  • Headless Hornman
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    So technically not a rock doc but a blues doc: Satan and Adam. Just saw it last night at a local listening room as part of a free monthly music movie series. The title subject Satan (Sterling Magee) was at the screening. We sang Happy Birthday to him before the film started (it's this week, 83 iirc). I think a lot of THs will enjoy this; I believe it's coming to Netflix soon.

    Synopsis (with spoilers): Blues guitarist/singer Magee recorded on Ray Charles's label and toured with James Brown and King Curtis in the '60s. Became disillusioned with music industry; disappears. Starts busking on Harlem streets in the '80s. A young white guy, Princeton grad Adam Gussow, stumbles upon him and sits in with his harmonica, starting a multi-decade partnership.

    U2 come across the pair; they appear for a short clip in the documentary Rattle and Hum. Get a gig opening for Bo Diddley, then a certain Mr. Quint Davis discovers them and books them for Jazz Fest 1991. A few more years of middling success and then Magee has a nervous breakdown and disappears again.

    He ends up with family here in St. Pete FL, then in a nursing home. Caretaker at the home hears rumor he has some music background and Googles him. Gets him a guitar for stimulation and hooks him up with local harmonica player TC Carr. Meantime Adam has become a professor at Ole Miss. He reunites with Magee and writes a book. Quint books the pair for Fest 2013. Magee last performed in 2016 at his birthday party.

    The film has been 30 years in the making with footage from the Harlem days and all the events that followed. Interviews with Quint and Harry Shearer (and The Edge and Al Sharpton). Footage from both Fest appearances. Brief shots of the crowd in the Blues Tent in 2013; I think I saw Michaelino. Probably other THs to be spotted.

    So it's getting near the end of the movie and there's a shot of the front door of the very club we're in. That was momentarily confusing; was it over? Then the last scene is Sterling on stage for the last time while being presented with his birthday cake--and the shot is almost exactly where I was sitting! Whoa!

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  • cp_deb
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    Started watching Wu Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men on Showtime this weekend. Where once edgy, they seem so mainstream now they are almost...quaint. The individual players have interesting background stories, though.

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  • ice nine
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    Pirate Radio is not a documentary, but it is one of the funniest movies set in the rock n' roll milieu.
    Last edited by ice nine; 04-27-2019, 11:34 AM.

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  • Marignygregg
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    Saw the Big Star doc last night, 'Nothing Can Hurt Me'. A little disjointed, but worth the watch. They touch on the Memphis scene in the 60's and 70's, Ardent Studio and Jim Dickenson.

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