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TV/FILM March 13, 2014

Documentary: The Rock Album

The long-playing album was conceived in 1948 as a convenient product for adults who wanted to listen to music in their living rooms without getting up every three minutes to turn over smaller 78s. Targeting the at-home adult market was a relatively new concept for the record industry in '48—and one that came out of necessity. ...

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TV/FILM March 7, 2014

The Bill Holman Film

The Bill Holman Film

The Bill Holman documentary that I helped with late last year is moving closer to reality. Its producer, Kathryn King, has launched a fund-raising drive to help her and her crew complete the filmon schedule. That is how many projects are accomplished these days when they don’t have the backing of big Hollywood investors. Few of ...

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TV/FILM March 7, 2014

Tamela D'Amico Leads On "Rob The Mob" Soundtrack

Tamela D'Amico Leads On "Rob The Mob" Soundtrack

Lakeshore Records will release a soundtrack album for Raymond De Felitta’s upcoming crime drama Rob the Mob. The album features the film’s original music, composed by Stephen Endelman (De-Lovely, Flirting with Disaster, Home of the Brave). The composer who previously scored the feature Two Family House for De Felitta, has also composed the end credits song ...

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TV/FILM February 21, 2014

Documentary: Blues Evolution

Who invented the blues and when? Where did the blues come from. And how did it work its way into virtually every form of American music? These questions and others are addressed in Devil's Music, a super BBC documentary from 1979. A big thanks to Jimi Mentis in Athens for alerting. Here's the documentary in four ...

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TV/FILM February 19, 2014

Heinie Beau: Moviesville Jazz

He probably had the squarest name of all the Hollywood arrangers in the 1950s, but saxophonist and clarinetist Heinie Beau could write and play. He was in many of the best bands of the 1940s and became one of Hollywood's top ghost arrangers. But Beau recorded only one notable jazz album in the 1950s—Moviesville Jazz: Heinie ...

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TV/FILM February 16, 2014

Dutch Music Legends Focus’ Hit Song Hocus Pocus Featured In New Robocop Film

London, UK - Focus fans rejoice! The group's 1972 worldwide hit “Hocus Pocus” is now being featured in the major motion picture 'RoboCop' starring Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman and Michael Keaton. The song, which features the distinctive and virtuosic yodeling by keyboardist Thijs Van Leer, was originally released on the band's critically acclaimed second album ...

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TV/FILM February 13, 2014

Documentary: Sly Stone

Starting in 1967, Sly Stone combined raucous funk and rock and transformed the direction of several forms of music, including jazz. Miles Davis was influenced by Stone, right down to his glittery jump suits. So were the Ohio Players, George Clinton, Kool and the Gang and so many other soul-funk bands of the '70s. But who ...

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TV/FILM February 11, 2014

Kimberly Thompson to Drum with House Band for NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers

Kimberly Thompson to Drum with House Band for NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers

Former St. Louisan Kimberly Thompson has been chosen to fill the drum chair in the house band for NBC's Late Night With Seth Meyers. Known as The 8G Band (after the studio where the show will be taped), the group will perform on the program Monday through Friday starting on Monday, February 24, when Meyers, former ...

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TV/FILM February 11, 2014

New Short Film Launched On Noted Montreal Jazz Drummer Jim Doxas

New Short Film Launched On Noted Montreal Jazz Drummer Jim Doxas

A film by Randy Cole Noted jazz drummer Jim Doxas speaks eloquently about color and texture, and how they define his musical ideas. Set in Montreal landmark club Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill and in the studio of artist Fung Sou, this short film puts you in the drummer's seat, and before the painter's canvas, conceptually ...

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TV/FILM February 11, 2014

Tamela D'amico Records Theme Song To Upcoming Release "Rob The Mob"

Tamela D'amico Records Theme Song To Upcoming Release "Rob The Mob"

LML recording artist/actress Tamela D'Amico has recorded the theme song “Love and the Gun" for Raymond De Felitta's upcoming crime thriller, Rob the Mob, which is released in theaters March 21, 2014. The theme song, written by Raymond De Felitta and composer Stephen Endelman, was produced by 6 time Grammy-winner, Jimmy Hoyson (translations in Italian by ...

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