Documentaries

August 2021

Record Row

Record Row


Record Row - Was produced by WTTW in Chicago (PBS) and aired in February 1997. I happened to tape it. Lost my tape a few months ago and then discoved that Record Row had disappeared from the earth more or less. Found one copy in a small college's library somewhere in the south but not available for loan. Called WTTW and they disavowed ever having produced Record Row! Obviously no VHS or DVD's for sale! But this is an important historical document, which make you wonder why WTTW threw it in the can at all. Record Row is the story of South Michigan Avenue in Chicago during the 50's and 60's when numerous record companies appeared all vying to record Black music...back then the nice term for it was Rhythm and Blues. Labels like Chess and Vee Jay. The story is narrated by Etta James and includes some very rare footage of people such as Jerry Butler, WIllie Dixon, and Curtis Mayfield who was already by then confined to a wheel chair. Lots of inside scoop on how white artists would cover Black written music immediately after the Black musicians released their records. Some stupid words by Dick Clark. And a clip of Pat Boone attempting to sing "Tutti Frutti" which is worth the price of admission. Also inlcuded is the history of VEE JAY, the first Black-owned label...they were the first to sign the Beatles and there is a lot of interesting information about how VJ managed to both screw that up and get screwed by Captiol. Eventually it went under due to mismanagement and other internal issues. Anyway of you're interested in the history of Rock'n'Roll this is a program you don't want to miss. Its too bad WTTW threw it in the can.
Ohio Players A documentary about the Ohio Players

Ohio Players – A documentary about the Ohio Players.


A documentary about the Ohio Players (tvOne/Unsung story). A history of the Ohio Players out of Dayton, Ohio (The Funk Capitol ) and part of Ohio's Funk History. Credits: tvOne. The Ohio Players are one of the most successful funk outfits of all time, scoring monster crossover hits in the 1970s like "Fire" and "Love Rollercoaster." They took funk into uncharted territory, bringing a jazzy, free form feel to chart-toppers like "Skin Tight," "Heaven Must Be Like This," and "Sweet Sticky Thing." Along the way, The Players — with monikers like Sugarfoot, Diamond, and Rock– lived up to their names, with super-sexy album covers that got nearly as much attention as their songs, and by lifestyle excesses that led to a major drug bust. Their notoriety was so extreme that the group was rumored to have killed someone during a recording session with the dying screams mixed into the grooves of a song. Wikipedia: Ohio Players were an American funk band, most popular in the 1970s. They are best known for their songs "Fire" and "Love Rollercoaster"; as well as for their erotic album covers that featured nude or nearly nude women. Many of the women were models featured in Playboy. The singles "Funky Worm", "Skin Tight", "Fire", and "Love Rollercoaster"; as well as their albums Skin Tight, Fire, and Honey, were awarded Gold certifications. On August 17, 2013, Ohio Players were inducted into the inaugural class of the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame that took place at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Bright Sparks Documentary B Side

Bright Sparks Documentary – B Side


The B Side of the critically acclaimed Bright Sparks Documentary focuses on the British electronic music pioneers, including the original Mellotron makers, Les, Norman and Frank Bradley, EMS's Peter Zinovieff, Electronic Dream Plant's Adrian Wagner & Chris Huggett, and String Ensemble inventor, Ken Freeman. Includes contributions from I Monster's Dean Honer & Jarrod Gosling, Peter Zinovieff, Chris Cross, Daniel Miller, John Bradley, Karl Hyde, Ken Freeman, Fred Gardner, Will Gregory, Dean Honer & Jarrod Gosling Release schedule (released at 4pm GMT on the day) * Tuesday 9th - Bright Sparks - Behind The Scenes - Introduction, Moog & Arp * Thursday 11th - Bright Sparks - A Side - Robert Moog (Moog), Don Buchla (Buchla), Alan R Pearlman (ARP) and Harry Chamberlin. * Tuesday 16th - Bright Sparks - Behind The Scenes - The Brits * Thursday 18th - Bright Sparks - B Side - The Bradley Brothers (Mellotronics), Peter Zinovieff (EMS) Adrian Wagner (Electronic Dream Plant) and Ken Freeman. Follow us: www.facebook.com/gforcesoftware www.instagram.com/gforcesoftware https://www.gforcesoftware.com/blog/bright-sparks-the-documentary/ https://www.youtube.com/user/GForceSoftwareTV www.imonstermusic.com

July 2021

Bright Sparks Documentary A Side

Bright Sparks Documentary – A Side


The A Side of the critically acclaimed Bright Sparks documentary, created in conjunction with the I Monster album of the same name, focuses on US based electronic music pioneers, including Bob Moog, Don Buchla, Alan R Pearlman and Harry Chamberlin. Includes contributions from Herb Deutsch, Michelle Moog-Koussa, I Monster's Dean Honer & Jarrod Gosling, Adrian Utley, Daniel Miller, Billy Currie, Karl Hyde, Alessandro Cortini, Will Gregory, Dennis P Colin, Alan Pearlman. Release schedule (released at 4pm GMT on the day) * Tuesday 9th - Bright Sparks - Behind The Scenes - Introduction, Moog & Arp * Thursday 11th - Bright Sparks - A Side - Robert Moog (Moog), Don Buchla (Buchla), Alan R Pearlman (ARP) and Harry Chamberlin. * Tuesday 16th - Bright Sparks - Behind The Scenes - The Brits * Thursday 18th - Bright Sparks - B Side - The Bradley Brothers (Mellotronics), Peter Zinovieff (EMS) Adrian Wagner (Electronic Dream Plant) and Ken Freeman. Follow us: www.facebook.com/gforcesoftware www.instagram.com/gforcesoftware https://www.gforcesoftware.com/blog/bright-sparks-the-documentary/ https://imonster.bandcamp.com/album/bright-sparks Bob Moog Foundation: https://moogfoundation.org​ Alan Pearlman Foundation: https://alanrpearlmanfoundation.org
FLAMENCO REVOLUTION DOCUMENTAL hd

FLAMENCO REVOLUTION DOCUMENTAL hd


FLAMENCO REVOLUTION DOCUMENTAL COMPLETO HD TVE (14-mayo-2015) El programa Ochéntame otra vez se sumerge en una revolución musical, la que se produjo en el seno del flamenco a finales de los 70 y durante toda la década de los 80. Los responsables fueron grupos como Smash, Dolores, Las Grecas, Lole y Manuel, Pata Negra, Ketama y, por encima de todos, tres nombres propios: Enrique Morente, Paco de Lucía y Camarón de la Isla. Sigue a: https://www.facebook.com/TRIANAORIGINAL/

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