Rock ‘n Rhythm Collector’s Set Available on DVD Sept. 29th!

Rock 'n Rhythm Collector's SetSTREET DATE: September 29, 2015
PRE BOOK: September 8, 2015

Rock ‘n Roll Revue & Rhythm and Blues Revue
Filmmakers Joseph Kohn and Leonard Reed present legendary greats from the golden era of Rock ‘n Roll and Rhythm & Blues in these two feature revues. Willie Bryant hosts these timeless historic variety shows of Rock ‘n Roll and Rhythm & Blues music and vocal performances along with comedy and dance routines, recorded live at the Apollo Theater in 1955. The shows feature such acclaimed popular artists as Count Basie, Cab Calloway, Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, The Clovers, Big Joe Turner, The Delta Rhythm Boys, Martha Davis, and Ruth Brown. This double DVD compilation offers a rare insight into the changing musicals styles from big band and jazz to the emerging era of Rock ’n Roll, Doo-Wop, and R&B. The many standout performances include Big Joe Turner’s “Shake, Rattle and Roll,” Cab Calloway’s “Minnie the Moocher,” Amos Milburn’s “Bad, Bad Whiskey,” The Clovers’ “Your Cash Ain’t Nothin’ But Trash,” Larry Darnell’s “Better Be On My Way,” Delta Rhythm Boys’ “Dry Bones,” and Lionel Hampton’s “Jam Session.”

Rock, Rock, Rock!
A teenage Tuesday Weld, using Connie Francis’ vocals, sets the tone for this 1956 musical feature film. This movie is a must-see for any fan of the early days of Rock ‘n Roll, showcasing incredible musical performances by greats such as The Moonglows, Chuck Berry, The Flamingos, Lavern Baker, The Johnny Burnett Trio, and Frankie Lymon. Featuring rock promoter Alan Freed, Rock, Rock, Rock! is a step back in time for all to enjoy the timeless magic of where it all began… before the new rock styles of the 1960’s would explode and change music forever.

Also includes the 1956 Don’t Knock the Rock movie trailer with Bill Haley & His Comets and an episode/song guide!

Rock ‘n Roll Revue Performances
1. Duke Ellington & His Orchestra – “The Mooche”
2. Larry Darnell – “What More Do You Want Me to Do?”
3. Coles & Atkins (Tap Dance)
4. The Clovers – “Your Cash Ain’t Nothin’ But Trash”
5. Dinah Washington – “Only a Moment Ago”
6. Nat King Cole – “The Trouble with Me is You”
7. Duke Ellington & His Orchestra, featuring Louie Bellson – “Jazz Interlude”
8. Big Joe Turner – “Okimoshebop”
9. Lionel Hampton & His Band – “Jazz Number”
10. Larry Darnell – “Better Be on My Way”
11. Little Buck (Tap Dance)
12. Delta Rhythm Boys – “Take the ‘A’ Train”
13. Martha Davis and Her Spouse – “Vippety Bippety Bop”
14. Nat King Cole – “You Call it Madness”
15. Ruth Brown – “The Tears Keep Tumbling Down”
16 Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra – “Jazz Finale”

Rhythm and Blues Revue Performances
1. Lionel Hampton & His Band – “Jam Session”
2. Faye Adams – “Everyday”
3. Bill Bailey (Tap Dance)
4. Herb Jeffries – “In My Heart (There’s a Song)”
5. Amos Milburn – “Bad, Bad Whiskey”
6. The Larks – “The World is Waiting for the Sunrise”
7. Lionel Hampton & His Band – “Jam Session”
8. Sarah Vaughan – “Perdido”
9. Count Basie & His Orchestra – “One O’Clock Jump”
10. Big Joe Turner – “Shake, Rattle & Roll”
11. Delta Rhythm Boys – “Dry Bones”
12. Martha Davis and Her Spouse – “Goodbye, Honey, Goodbye”
13. Little Buck (Tap Dance)
14. Nat King Cole – “Calypso Blues”
15. Cab Calloway – “Minnie the Moocher”
16. Ruth Brown – “It’s Raining Teardrops from My Eyes”
17. Count Basie & His Orchestra – “He Plays Bass in the Basie Band”

Rock, Rock, Rock Performances
Jimmy Cavallo & His House Rockers – “Rock, Rock, Rock”
Connie Francis – “I Never Had a Sweetheart”
Teddy Randazzo – “The Things Your Heart Needs”
Ivy Schulman & the Bowties – “Rock, Pretty Baby”
Alan Freed & His Rock ‘n Roll Band, featuring Big Al Sears – “Rock ‘n Roll Boogie”
The Moonglows – “I Knew from the Start”
Chuck Berry – “You Can’t Catch Me”
The Flamingos – “Would I Be Crying”
Jimmy Cavallo & His House Rockers – “The Big Beat”
Teddy Randazzo – “Thanks to You”
The Three Chuckles with Teddy Randazzo – “We’re Gonna Rock Tonight”
Connie Francis – “Little Blue Wren”
Jimmy Cavallo & His House Rockers – “Rock, Rock, Rock”
Johnny Burnette Trio – “Lonesome Train (on a Lonesome Track)”
The Moonglows – “Over and Over Again”
LaVern Baker – “Tra La La”
Cirino & the Bowties – “Ever Since I Can Remember”
Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers – “Baby Baby”
Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers – “I’m Not a Juvenile Delinquent”
Teddy Randazzo – “Won’t You Give Me a Chance”
Alan Freed & His Rock ‘n Roll Band featuring Big Al Sears – “Right Now, Right Now”