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Episode 10: Good Times - Rhythm And Blues

Tony Palmer

Year: 1977

Runtime: 00:52:05

This documentary focuses on R&B, and its various incarnations as Motown, Philadelphia Sound, and Soul. Artists featured in concert footage and interviews include Aretha Franklin, Ike and Tina Turner, Johnnie Ray, and more

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R&B, Documentary

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  • Episode 01: Introduction

    Tony Palmer

    Year: 1977

    Runtime: 51 min

    Over the past forty plus years British film director Tony Palmer has established himself as one of the countrys foremost directors of documentary and factual based films. One of Tony Palmers first successes was the film All My Loving which was released in 1968. Some seven years later Tony had the idea encouraged by John Lennon to document the history of popular music. The result was the groundbreaking and award winning series of films made for television under the title All You Need Is Love The full series of films was released in 2008 to great critical and commercial acclaim.

    The series begins with Tony Palmer looking at how popular music has become an essential part of our daily lives, and how it has influenced and been influence by social change.

    Featuring Personalities:
    Joan Baez, The Beatles, The Bee Gees, Glen Campbell, Hoagy Carmichael, Eric Clapton, Bing Crosby, Duke Ellington, Ruth Etting, The Everly Brothers, Aretha Franklin, Judy Garland, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday, Jerry Lee Lewis, Liberace, Edith Piaf, Richard Rodgers, Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, Muddy Waters, Wings

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  • Episode 09: Swing That Music - Swing

    Tony Palmer

    Year: 1976

    Runtime: 52 min

    In this installment in the All You Need Is Love documentary series, filmmakers examine the advent of swing music, a style that spanned racial borders and had an impact on the evolution of rock. Artists featured in concert footage and interviews include Benny Goodman, Bud Freeman, and more

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  • Episode 17: Imagine - New Directions

    Tony Palmer

    Year: 1977

    Runtime: 52 min

    In this installment in the All You Need Is Love documentary series, filmmakers examine the role of spirituality and religion in modern musical culture, with popular artists both embracing and resisting religious affiliation. Artists featured in concert footage and interviews include Electric Light Orchestra, Manfred Mann, Mike Oldfield, and more.

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  • Episode 08: Diamonds As Big As The Ritz - The Musical

    Tony Palmer

    Year: 1977

    Runtime: 52 min

    This documentary about the history of popular music in America focuses on the advent of the musical, and how musical theater influenced the sounds of pop music. Artists featured in concert footage and interviews include Galt MacDermott, Agnes de Mille, and more.

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  • Episode 12: Go Down, Moses - Songs Of War And Protest

    Tony Palmer

    Year: 1977

    Runtime: 54 min

    This documentary about focuses on folk music, tracing its roots back to the American War of Independence, when the music was a mode of expression for the rebellious American spirit. Artists featured in concert footage and interviews include Country Joe McDonald, Leonard Cohen and more

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  • Episode 04: Jungle Music - Jazz

    Tony Palmer

    Year: 1977

    Runtime: 52 min

    This documentary about the history of popular music in America focuses on the evolution of jazz music that took place throughout the South, taking a look at the broader musical principles that first set the style of music apart.

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  • Episode 16: Whatever Gets You Through The Night - Glitter Rock

    Tony Palmer

    Year: 1977

    Runtime: 52 min

    This documentary focuses on the phenomenon of glam rock that swept up audiences in the 1970's, pushing gender barriers and bringing a new sense of theatricality to rock music. Artists featured in concert footage and interviews include David Bowie, KISS, Roxy Music, and more.

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  • Episode 11: Making Moonshine - Country Music

    Tony Palmer

    Year: 1977

    Runtime: 52 min

    In this installment in the All You Need Is Love documentary series, filmmakers examine the phenomenon of country music, eventually traveling backstage at the Grand Ole Opry during a broadcast of Grand Ole Gospel Time. Artists featured in concert footage and interviews include Bill Anderson, Jimmie Driftwood, Rex Ritter, and more.

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  • Episode 15: All Along The Watchtower - Sour Rock

    Tony Palmer

    Year: 1977

    Runtime: 52 min

    In this installment in the All You Need Is Love documentary series, filmmakers examine the confluence of musical changes that took place during the 1960's, with psychedelic and self-indulgent overtones. Artists featured in concert footage and interviews include Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and more. ~ Cammila Albertson, Rovi

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  • A Beautiful Soul

    Deitrick Haddon

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 1 hr 27 min

    R & B superstar Andre Stephens (Deitrick Haddon) is on top of the world. He has success, fame and fortune but spiritually he has lost his way. However, his "perfect" world is shattered when his entourage is brutally attacked, leaving Andre and his best friend Chris Johnson (Robert Ri'chard) clinging to life. As his very existence hangs in the balance, Andre goes on a spiritual journey in a place that is neither on Earth nor in Heaven where he is given an opportunity to reevaluate his life, his faith and discover a beautiful soul.

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  • Beat Makers

    Various Artists

    Year: 2007

    Runtime: 1 hr 33 min

    Filmed inside their home studios, BEAT MAKERS charts the never ending hustle of up and coming as well as seasoned producers who aspire to further build their studios, sell their hot tracks and of course make a name for themselves in the competitive music industry. The film provides a behind the scenes forum for composers to discuss their unbridled passion for making music all with a steadfast belief that their next track will be the one to take them to the next level.

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  • Episode 06: Rude Songs - Vaudeville & Music Hall

    Tony Palmer

    Year: 1977

    Runtime: 52 min

    This documentary focuses on music hall style, taking a look back at the concert halls that spawned a large-scale industry in the world of music, as well as the creative styles that sprung from it. Artists featured in concert footage and interviews include Edith Piaf, Judy Garland, Mae West, and more.

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  • Chris Brown’s Journey

    Chris Brown

    Year: 2005

    Runtime: 1 hr 14 min

    Pop-flavored R&B vocalist Chris Brown gets up close and personal with his fans as film crews follow him from the Grammys to the U.K. and Japan in preparation for his first international concert tour. Of course a Chris Brown release wouldn't be complete without the inclusion of such chart-topping hits as "Run It!," "Yo (Excuse me Miss)," and "Gimme That," and in addition music videos for each one of those three fan favorites and a live performance from Rhapsody.com, Brown also offers a peek behind-the-scenes with a look at the making of the videos, a quick lesson in krumping, and a hilarious collection of bloopers.

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  • Queens of Pop

    Diana Ross

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 28 min

    In January 2011, ARTE viewers voted for the ‘Queens of Pop’. 8 pop queens were chosen from 50 proposals and these are presented in a 26-minute documentary: From the 1960s: Diana Ross. From the 1970s: Donna Summer and Debbie Harry. From the 1980s: Madonna. From the 1990s: Britney Spears and Mariah Carey. From 2000-2009: Lady Gaga and Beyoncé. The title of the programme, ‘Queens of Pop’, in itself shows where the emphasis lies – none of those simplistic chart rankings, but instead a documentary series that looks at our cultural history, dealing with the women who shaped popular music over the past fifty years.

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  • The Russian Winter

    John Forté

    Year: 2004

    Runtime: 1 hr 34 min

    The Russian Winter is about the unlikely journey from a prison cell to the planet's second largest continent. It's about confinement and freedom, and finding one's footing as paradigms shift.

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  • Broke

    Will Gray

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 1 hr 18 min

    Is it possible for an artist to break? Following on-the-verge artist Will Gray through the recording of his debut album (featuring production by Grammy Award-winning producer, T Bone Burnett); Broke* chronicles the stories of artists and executives searching for ways to thrive in the face of today's music industry challenges. Featuring candid interviews with industry insiders and intimate profiles of some of the brightest emerging musical talent in the country, the film digs beneath the clichés and standard story lines to reveal an industry struggling to find a new identity and an artist who's simply trying to establish one. Can a new act be 'broken'?

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  • Still Bill

    Bill Withers

    Year: 2008

    Runtime: 1 hr 16 min

    Still Bill is an intimate portrait of soul legend Bill Withers, best known for his classics "Ain't No Sunshine," "Lean On Me," "Lovely Day," "Grandma's Hands," and "Just the Two of Us." With his soulful delivery and warm, heartfelt sincerity, Withers has written the songs that continue to resonate deeply within the fabric of our times. Filmmakers Damani Baker and Alex Vlack follow Withers and offer a unique and rare look inside the world of this fascinating man. Through concert footage, journeys to his birthplace and interviews with music and sports legends, his family and closest friends, STILL BILL presents the story of an artist who has written some of the most beloved songs of our time and who truly understands the heart and soul of a man.

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  • America Dances 1897-1948 a Collectors Edition of Social Dance in Film

    Various Artists

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 1 hr 18 min

    The America Dances live performance presents original film clips of Americans dancing iconic, vintage dances. Dancetime Publications has culled fascinating, incredible footage from multiple archives and libraries to create this astounding collection. A collectible treasure, America Dances! is a fascinating, original-source record of pivotal dance moments reflecting changing dance trends, expertise, and taste. A dance chronicle of our culture, this retrospective spans the panorama from average Americans dancing in newsreels to top quality performers who left a legacy of their moves across the ballroom floor. These film archives show rare footage of the African American and Latin dance heritage. More than 60 film clips from silent films, newsreels, instructional films, and feature films comprise this 75 minute video.

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  • Trailer: Evolution of a Song: O.A.R.

    O.A.R

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 3 min

    Twenty years into their career as a hard-working, hard-touring band with some hard-won success under their collective belt, O.A.R. is in the studio to create their next single. Evolution of a Song offers an all access perspective on the sometimes winding route a song takes from idea to recording to release.

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  • PausePlay Interview

    Alessia Cara

    Year: 2018

    Runtime: 11 min

    Alessia Cara invited us to hang out at the Corona Theater to talk about her album "Know-It-All" and what life is like after signing with DefJam Records.

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  • PausePlay Interview

    Zara Larsson

    Year: 2017

    Runtime: 11 min

    The one and only Zara Larsson came to chat with PausePlay about writing with MNEK, growing up with a singing sister, of course, her new album So Good, and a run in with Liam Gallagher.

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  • Behind The Legend

    Marvin Gaye

    Year: 2004

    Runtime: 1 hr 2 min

    Marvin Gaye is one of the legends of Black American music. Behind The Legend is a musical biography of Marvin Gaye with a special focus on the later period of his life. It has contributions from Gayes immediate family and from musicians and producers who worked with him. Also included is rare family archive footage of his exile periods in Belgium and Hawaii as well as intimate coverage of his bouts of drug abuse and his triumphant return to Los Angeles. The program features cuts from Whats Going On, Distant Lover, Come Get To This, Inner City Blues, How Sweet It Is, Sexual Healing and I Heard It Through The Grapevine.As a bonus feature there are live performances of Lets Get It On, a Whats Going On Medley and a Duets Medley.There is an insatiable appetite for Marvin Gaye material and this programme will be a welcome addition to any fans collections.

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  • Kickin' It With Kix

    Carrie Underwood

    Year: 2014

    Runtime: 56 min

    Hall-Of-Fame Chart-Topper and industry icon Kix Brooks brings you exclusive access to today’s Top 40 country acts. Watch Brooks kick it with the biggest names in country on Kix TV.

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  • Episode 4: Master of Puppets

    London Calling The Untold Story Of British Pop Music 

    Year: 2012

    Runtime: 52 min

    Britain's rock managers, with their largely theatrical background, were flamboyant in a way that baffled their secretive American counterparts. But, as they blundered and bludgeoned their way across the world's stages, these flashy impresarios ended up defining many of the rules of the modern music business. A rich post-war palette of gangsters, impresarios and Jewish homosexuals, these people were pioneers, they learning by their mistakes - like the disastrous Beatles merchandising deal that Brian Epstein struck - but without the belief, stubbornness and casual violence of Peter Grant, who upgraded the artist/promoter profit split on Led Zeppelin's 1972 tour from 50/50 to 90/10, every act touring America (including the homegrown ones) would be making a fraction of the money they now do from ticket sales. The amazing tales of ingenuity, visionary marketing and pure gangsterism are legion, and the influence these people have had on the culture remains, to the average music fan, an untold story. In this episode we reveal the truth about the real star makers of the music industry, with expert witnesses including notorious rock managers Andrew Loog Oldham, Simon Napier-Bell and Miles Copeland, as well as legendary rock critic Jon Savage.

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