M. Harry Smilac is a down-on-his-luck music manager who is having a hard time attracting talent and booking gigs for his band, Kicks (The most recent of the gigs is a Dairy Queen opening!!)...
The Glamour & The Squalor is the story of Marco Collins, one of America\'s last great rock radio DJs and a musical tastemaker that changed our culture. Before the Internet made sourcing new music and rising bands a simple matter of keystrokes and RSS feeds, there was the radio DJ. No one epitomized this role like Marco Collins. He was the on and off switch for an artist\'s potential career and was the gatekeeper credited for helping break the likes of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Beck, Weezer and countless others. Marco\'s story is inspiring but universal. He turned his passion for music into a significant lifetime of work and battled some seriously determined demons along the way. And he\'s still standing.
Jenny Stewart is a tough Broadway musical star who doesn\'t take criticism from anyone. Yet there is one individual, Tye Graham, a blind pianist who may be able to break through her tough exterior.
A documentary about Tom Dowd, who was an innovative recording engineer and producer of noted albums with John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Otis Redding, Eric Clapton, the Allman Brothers and many others.
An un-chronological look at the life of the Little Sparrow, Édith Piaf (1915-1963). Her mother is an alcoholic street singer, her father a circus performer, her paternal grandmother a madam. During childhood she lives with each of them. At 20, she\'s a street singer discovered by a club owner who\'s soon murdered, coached by a musician who brings her to concert halls, and then quickly famous. Constant companions are alcohol and heartache. The tragedies of her love affair with Marcel Cerdan and the death of her only child belie the words of one of her signature songs, \"Non, je ne regrette rien.\" The back and forth nature of the narrative suggests the patterns of memory and association.
Disney\'s animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted.
Bayou Maharajah explores the life and music of New Orleans piano legend James Booker, the man Dr. John described as \"the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced.\" A brilliant pianist, his eccentricities and showmanship belied a life of struggle, prejudice, and isolation. Illustrated with never-before-seen concert footage, rare personal photos and exclusive interviews, the film paints a portrait of this overlooked genius.
Two soldiers on sick leave spend three nights at the Hollywood Canteen before going back to active duty. With a little friendly help from John Garfield, Slim gets to kiss Joan Leslie, whom he has been dreaming about while in the Pacific. He meets her later at the Farmer\'s Market. On the third night, Slim is the millionth man into the Canteen, earning him a date with Joan. Slim thinks he\'s been duped when she doesn\'t show up at his train. Slim\'s buddy Sergant dances with Joan Crawford. Canteen President Bette Davis praises the canteen and the war effort. Virtually everyone Warners could spare entertains.
This movie tells the intersecting stories of various people connected to the music business in Nashville. Barbara Jean is the reigning queen of Nashville but is near collapse. Linnea and Delbert Reese have a shaky marriage and 2 deaf children. Opal is a British journalist touring the area. These and other stories come together in a dramatic climax.
A prince, seeking the greatest treasure, stumbles upon seven little men guarding a coffin. They tell him the story of Snow White, a beautiful princess who was forced to run away from home after her jealous stepmother tried to have her killed. When she realizes that the girl is still alive and living with the dwarfs, she sets out to destroy her only rival once and for all.
This retelling of the classic tale of James Hilton\'s Utopian lost world plays out uneasily amid musical production numbers and Bacharach pop music. While escaping war-torn China, a group of Europeans crash in the Himalayas, where they are rescued and taken to the mysterious Valley of the Blue Moon, Shangri-La. Hidden from the rest of the world, Shangri-La is a haven of peace and tranquility for world-weary diplomat Richard Conway. His ambitious brother, George, sees it as a prison from which he must escape, even if it means risking his life and bringing destruction to the ancient culture of Shangri-La.
Classic Soul at the BBC: Performances from the BBC archive by acclaimed soul singers, including Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Isaac Hayes, Dusty Springfield, Solomon Burke and Percy Sledge.
A bored teenage girl decides that she wants to meet rock stars, and the best way to do that is to become a groupie. She finds herself going on the road with a rock band called Opal Butterfly, and soon discovers that being a rock band\'s groupie isn\'t as glamorous or exciting as she thought it would be.
Three sailors finally get some shore leave, and go in search of fun and girls.
Fans both old and new have cause for celebration with the release of \"Sam Kinison: Family Entertainment Hour HBO Special.\" Along with being voted onto Comedy Central\'s All-Time Top 20 Stand-Up Comedians list and VH-1\'s Top Comedians list, Sam was in a class by himself. This comedy special will blow away the Kinison fan, and is a must-have collectible. \"Sam was the cuddly anti-Christ.\" - Robin Williams. \"Sam scared the hell out of you...and was the funniest comedian.\" - Jay Leno. \"Sam took no prisoners.\" - Richard Pryor. \"Sam was an absolute comic genius.\" - Rodney Dangerfield. \"Sam\'s humor was based on truth and pushed the envelope like no other.\" - Larry King. \"Sam\'s voice was the voice of outrage.\" - Tim Matheson. \"Sam was one of our generation\'s greatest stand-up comics.\" - Howard Stern. \"Sam was one of my all time favorite comics.\" - Johnny Carson. \"Sam was outrageous, bright and absolutely screamed the truth.\" - Tom Lykis
The hottest boy band today is the Back...er, Whoah. When the manager, Bob Buss, gets fired he hears Jerry and decides to start a boy band. He finds some other guys, named Chad, Doug, Q.T, and Mickey. They have just a few days until their first gig in Jacksonville.
Tracing the roots of Heavy Metal music within the UK.
El Malo, notorious Mexican bandit, forces the Mayor of Sierra Blanca, Seth Landport, to open the safe and turn over to him 2,000 pesos, which the bandit gives a promissory note for to the ...
Liverpool music from the post war years to the present day. Liverpool is one of the most vibrant cities in the world. The film puts into context the musical outpourings of nearly 60 years of world conquering music and the hundreds of bands who have contributed to a musical scene that produced the world\'s greatest band - The Beatles. What might not always be understood is that in that golden period of 1956 - 1964, Liverpool played host to over 1000 bands and hundreds of venues. It was the home of the UK\'s largest Country & Western scene, of a hundred skiffle bands, jazz bands and folk. Toxteth was the centre of the black music scene and influences poured in from the docks and the nearby US Airbase. A melting pot of energy and talent - something had to give and it did - bigger than anything that had gone before. How do you follow that? Well, with some years of quiet waters, Liverpool was ready to set sail again to conquer the world. Matthew Street was at the heart of things again and another scene was created out of yet another cellar - Eric\'s nightclub - with bands such as Deaf School, Echo and the Bunnymen and OMD leading the charge. But the City hadn\'t finished there. Frankie Goes to Hollywood, the Farm and the La\'s. There was Cream and Biscuits - well half a biscuit, and half a man - dance and surrealism and still it hasn\'t stopped. With Wombats, Zutons and Coral, the Liverpool scene keeps on reinventing itself. There are many featured bands, not named here.
Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, exchange identities, and cause comic confusion (with slapstick interludes) throughout the Paramount studio.
Huckleberry Finn, a rambuctious boy adventurer chafing under the bonds of civilization, escapes his humdrum world and his selfish, plotting father by sailing a raft down the Mississippi ...
While delivering an award to her humanitarian father Ben Feld, the stylish wealthy Jewish Caucasian Marci Feld is surprised by the attack of the conservative senator Mary Ellen Spinkle to her father in the media. The motive is the lyrics of the rap \"Shoot Ya\' Teacha \" sing by Dr. S and released by the hip-hop record label Felony Assault that belongs to Ben. He has a heart attack, and his daughter decides to assume the problem and negotiate a public excuse of Dr. S in the MTV Award. However, the bad boy sings a polemic song on television to humiliate Merci that gives senator Sprinkle the chance to promote the \"Buttgate\".
Dr Hook and the Medicine Show: Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show were a country rock jug band whose live shows were often extremely chaotic. They started out in the late 60s performing material written by Shel Silverstein, and achieved fame with the song \"The Cover of the Rolling Stone.\" Here are Dr. Hook and the gang in a rare German television appearance.
Lisztomania: A send-up of the bawdy life of Romantic composer/piano virtuoso Franz Liszt, with ubiquitous phallic imagery and a good portion of the film devoted to Liszt's "friendship" with fellow composer Richard Wagner. The film begins during the time when Franz would give piano performance to a crowd of shrieking teenage fans while maintaining affairs with his (multiple!) mistresses. He eventually seeks Princess Carolyne of St. Petersburg (at her invitation), elopes, and, after their marriage is forbidden by the Pope, he embraces the monastic life as an abbé.
Miss Sharon Jones: Dreams never expire but sometimes they are deferred. Miss Sharon Jones follows the talented and gregarious soul singer of the Grammy nominated R&B band \"Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings.\" In the most challenging year of her life, Sharon Jones confronts pancreatic cancer. As she struggles to find her health and voice again, the film intimately uncovers the mind and spirit of a powerful woman determined to regain the explosive singing career that eluded her for 50 years.
Cockney Rejects 25 years \'n\' still rockin\': 01. Intro. 02. I\'m Not A Fool. 03. New Song. 04. Fists Of Fury. 05. Flares And Slippers. 06. Here They Come Again. 07. Cockney Reject. 08. West Side Boys. 09. Alright Bruv. 10. Unforgiven. 11. War On The Terraces. 12. Power And The Glory. 13. Where The Hell Is Babylon. 14. We Can Do Anything. 15. Bad Man. 16. Hate Of The City. 17. Police Car. 18. On The Streets Again. 19. Greatest Cockney Rip-Off. 20. Oi, Oi, Oi. 21. The Rocker. 22. Join the Rejects. 23. Bubbles.
Captures one of today\'s most original singer-comedians in his natural environment: onstage. You may have seen Lynch\'s Comedy Central special or heard him on radio shows across the country but that was just a taste of what really happens live and uncensored.
Rocksteady to both a visual and musical documentary of the big shot\'s of the English 2-Tone movement of the late 1970s that has the exhaustive, high-energy performances exploding onto stage. Jump, shout, twist and crawl and dance to the tunes of Ska and its anthems of its rough riders and three-minute heroes captivated in the moment of a generation of England\'s concrete jungles and razor blade alley\'s. No longer on your radio but now on stage, together, with the likes of Madness, The Specials and The Beat et al, this concert footage of an era is a must-see, rare and fascinating look into a once vibrant youth culture of working-class England and its musical dance craze.
A record of the 1984 concert tour of the United Kingdom by the rock band Black Flag.
The Misfits Live Minneapolis 1997: bootleg recording of horror punk band the misfits live in minneapolis in 1997
The Misfits Live Channel Club Boston: video of american punk band the misfits recorded live at the channel club boston
Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.
A 3D hybrid merging the genres of film noir, dance, and mystery. A loner fresh out of rehab and hunted by both sides of the law returns home to solve the murder of his sister, and finds himself entangled in a game of revenge on the LA club circuit.
In the fourth of the highly successful Frankie and Annette beach party movies, a motorcycle gang led by Eric Von Zipper kidnaps singing star Sugar Kane managed by Bullets, who hires ...