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Title Rocksteady [videorecording] : the roots of reggae / a Hessegreutert Film & Muse Entertainment production ; produced by Peace Arch Entertainment, Hessegreutert Film and Muse Entertainment ; producers, Valentin Greutert, Betty Palik ; written and directed by Stascha Bader.

Publication Info. [New York] : Lightyear Entertainment, [2010]


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Description 1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
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System Details DVD, all regions, widescreen presentations; Dolby Digital surround 5.1.
Language Closed-captioned.
Performer Starring Stranger Cole, Hopeton Lewis, Judy Mowatt, Marcia Griffiths, Ken Boothe, Derrick Morgan, Gladstone Anderson, Dawn Penn, U-Roy, Leroy Sibbles, the Tamlins, Rita Marley. Band leader, Ernest Ranglin.
Credits Director of photography, Piotr Jaxa ; editors, Teresa De Luca, Mathieu Grondin ; music producer, Moss "Mossman" Raxlen.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Note Videodisc release of the 2009 Swiss/Canadian documentary film.
Event Rocksteady Concert recorded live, Montreal, Canada, July 7, 2009.
Summary Tells the story of the Rocksteady era (1966-69), considered by music experts to be the golden age of Jamaican music. A blend of ska, soul and R & B, Rocksteady developed the buoyant rhythms, prominent bass line, beautiful vocals and socially conscious lyrics that became Reggae. Forty years after Rocksteadys peak, the documentary filmmakers brought the remaining great Rocksteady singers and musicians together to record an album of their greatest hits, to perform live at a reunion concert and to tell their stories.
Note Special features: an hour-long live Rocksteady Concert from Montreal International Jazz Festival, 2009 (People rocksteady / Leroy Sibbles; Equal rights / Leroy Sibbles; Love me today / Stranger Cole; Stop that train / The Tamlins; Tide is high / Marcia Griffiths; You don't love me (No, no, no) / Marcia Griffiths; Silent river runs deep / Judy Mowatt; Bog walk (Instrumental) / Rocksteady Band; Sounds & pressure / Hopeton Lewis; Take it easy / Hopeton Lewis; Shanty town (007) / Ken Boothe; Freedom Street / Ken Boothe; Rivers of Babylon / All the singers); behind the scenes of the Rocksteady Concert, The Montreal International Jazz Festival.
Subject Rocksteady (Music) -- Jamaica -- History and criticism.
Reggae music -- Jamaica -- History and criticism.
Reggae music -- History and criticism.
Reggae musicians -- Jamaica -- Interviews.
Genre/Form Concert films.
Documentary films.
Added Author Bader, Staša.
Palik, Betty.
Greutert, Valentin.
Jaxa, Piotr, 1945-
Cole, Stranger.
Lewis, Hopeton.
Mowatt, Judy.
Griffiths, Marcia (Singer).
Boothe, Ken.
Morgan, Derrick.
Anderson, Gladstone.
Penn, Dawn.
U-Roy, 1942-
Sibbles, L. (Leroy).
Marley, Rita.
Ranglin, Ernest.
Tamlins (Musical group).
Lightyear Entertainment (Firm).
Peace Arch Entertainment (Firm).
HesseGreutert Film.
Muse Entertainment (Firm).
Festival international de jazz de Montréal.
Added Title Roots of reggae
ISBN 1568969023
Standard No. 085365641822
Music No. LIT-DV-56418 Lightyear

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