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Title Rock '' roll music : Chuck Berry / a film by D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus ; producer, Frazer Pennebaker
Published Paris, France : Qwest TV, 1991


Description 1 online resource (46 minutes)
Summary Matrix of rock and roll on an equal footing with the delirious Little Richard, Chuck Berry had an obvious influence on groups like the Rolling Stones or the Beatles, who in their beginnings revisited the repertoire of the American guitarist via the phenomenal "Come On" and "Roll Over Beethoven". These different and significant covers say a lot about the ancestry of Chuck Berry and his imprint on the International music scene. The result of an explosive mix of rhythm and blues, jazz and country, the St. Louis native is filmed here in 1969 in Toronto during the famous Rock & Roll Revival festival by Chris Hegedus and the great DA Pennebaker. Faced with an overheated audience, the inventor of the duck walk delivers a breathtaking set where the hits of the last fifteen years collide. Monuments from the popular repertoire such as "Maybellene," "Carol," or "Johnny B. Goode" are reviewed. Of course, the blues heir to the Chess years has not been forgotten, as this powerful version of Willie Dixon's "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man" proves. And R&B occupies a prominent place with an imperious reading of "In The Wee Wee Hours (Of The Nite)" by James Brown from his Famous Flames period: lets' rock! Vincent Caffiaux
Notes Title from title screen (viewed December 12, 2022)
Performer Chuck Berry, performer
Event Recorded live Toronto 1969
Notes Sung in English
Subject Rock music -- 1961-1970
Genre/Form Concert films.
Rock music.
Form Streaming video
Author Pennebaker, D. A., filmmaker
Hegedus, Chris, filmmaker
Pennebaker, Frazer, producer
Berry, Chuck, performer
Qwest TV, publisher
Other Titles Chuck Berry : rock - roll music