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Episode 11: Making Moonshine - Country Music

Tony Palmer

Year: 1977

Runtime: 00:51:49

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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Country, Documentary

Genres You May Like:

Documentary, Folk, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock, Jazz, Country, Blues, Pop

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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 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 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 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 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 10: Good Times - Rhythm And Blues

    Tony Palmer

    Year: 1976

    Runtime: 52 min

    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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Grassroots to Bluegrass - Volume Two (Day One)

    Grassroots to Bluegrass

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 1 hr 6 min

    Grassroots to Bluegrass is a history of bluegrass as told by those women and men who play the music with their hearts. This moment is also history in the making – a gathering of some of the music makers who pre-date bluegrass, as well as first and second generation 'grasser's.

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  • Live From Iraq

    Charlie Daniels Band

    Year: 2005

    Runtime: 26 min

    This film includes footage from the band's visit to the Middle East. Other new releases include Ryan Adams' Easy Tiger (Lost Highway), Marc Broussard's S.O.S.: Save Our Soul (Vanguard), Nick Lowe's At My Age (Yep Roc) and Kelly Willis' Translated From Love (Rykodisc). Acoustic and bluegrass releases include guitarist Russ Barenberg's When at Last (Compass), multi-instrumentalist Tim Carter's Bang Bang (self-released) and IBMA Award-winning band King Wilkie's Low Country Suite (Rounder).

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  • Grassroots to Bluegrass - Volume One (Day One)

    Grassroots to Bluegrass

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 1 hr 12 min

    Grassroots to Bluegrass is a history of bluegrass as told by those women and men who play the music with their hearts. This moment is also history in the making – a gathering of some of the music makers who pre-date bluegrass, as well as first and second generation 'grasser's.

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  • Beyond the Interview 

    Lorrie Morgan

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 1 hr 34 min

    This exciting documentary about country music legend Lorrie Morgan includes segments of her childhood, growing up backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, her road to stardom, and her much publicized personal life. Also included are interviews with Lorrie's closest confidants, celebrities whose lives she has influenced, and a candid look behind the scenes of her life. In addition to Lorrie's mother, siblings, and children, some of the other people interviewed for the documentary include artists Kellie Pickler, Mike Love from the The Beach Boys, and Barbara Mandrell; industry executives Joe Galante, James Stroud, Steve Moore, and Tony Conway; and music industry veterans Robert K. Oermann and Ralph Emery. Also features unique photos from Lorrie's personal collection.

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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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  • Making of Welcome to the Fishbowl

    Kenny Chesney

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 40 min

    CMT takes you behind the scenes and into the studio with Kenny Chesney as he makes his brand new album, Welcome to the Fishbowl. Get an intimate glimpse at this superstar at work.

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  • Something in the Water

    Steve Azar & the King's Men

    Year: 2018

    Runtime: 1 hr 13 min

    Hit singer-songwriter Steve Azar endeavors to record his new album Down at the Liquor Store inside the historic Club Ebony in Mississippi's folkloric Delta. The venue's rustic walls fostered the sounds of artists such as Ray Charles, Count Basie, Bobby Bland, Little Milton, and Sam Chatmon, ultimately possessed and championed by the legendary B.B. King. The film chronicles Azar's lifelong passion for music that set him on the path to success in Nashville—and his devotion to the Delta that would finally draw him home to live, record, and inspire the next generation of musicians. Now, Azar and The Kings Men, a team of storied musicians who have accompanied the likes of Elvis Presley and B.B. King himself, evoke and expand upon this sonic tradition, seeking to illustrate a resolute connection between a fabled past and a promising future in the arts. Download, stream, or purchase here: http://www.steveazarandthekingsmen.com/music/.

    To learn more about Steve Azar visit http://www.steveazar.com.

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  • The Journey To Slowheart

    Kip Moore

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 33 min

    SLOWHEART follows the acclaim that surrounded Moore’s sophomore album WILD ONES heralded as “an impressively singular release from Music Row” by The Guardian. Moore first turned heads with his debut album UP ALL NIGHT which was recently certified PLATINUM by the RIAA and spawned three No. One hit singles including GOLD certified “Beer Money,” PLATINUM certified “Hey Pretty Girl,” and the DOUBLE PLATINUM breakout hit “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck. Moore, who has trail-blazed his own path with his reputation-making live show is currently undertaking his headlining PLEAD THE FIFTH TOUR with special guest Drake White. With no signs of slowing down this year, he will also hit the road with Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen for a limited run this December as part of a special solo acoustic stint dubbed TALL TALES AND THE TRUTH TOUR, kicking off in Denver, CO on 12/7.

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  • Real Live Performances: CAM -Burning House

    Cam

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 17 min

    If the heart of Country Music is the song, the soul is the concert. Nash TV puts you in the front row for the best live performances around; from small town throw-downs to big city spectaculars, we’ve got you covered!

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  • Episode 14: Mighty Good -The Beatles

    Tony Palmer

    Year: 1976

    Runtime: 51 min

    In this episode we turn our attention to the end of the sixties; a time when there was dissent and war in the world and the chaos was reflected in the music with bands splitting up and moving on. The sixties began, according to Eric Burdon as "a party". "The aim of all of us, Hendrix, The Who, The Stones", Burdon goes on, "was to ball every chick in sight". Unfortunately, the party went sour. After the death of Epstein, the Beatles quarreled and split up. Jagger was arrested. Drugs became fashionable. The swinging sixties tore itself apart in an orgy of self-congratulation and self-indulgence. Told through interviews with many of the main players of the time such as Eric Burdon, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, John Lennon and Paul McCartney this episode shows the other side of the carefree sixties.

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  • Triumph of the Underdog

    Charles Mingus

    Year: 1999

    Runtime: 1 hr 18 min

    Don McGlynn's uncompromising and soulful documentary look at the tumultuous life of musician and rebel Charles Mingus is simply fascinating. Mingus said of himself "I am half black man, half yellow man, but I claim to be a Negro. I am Charles Mingus, the famed jazz musician--but not famed enough to make a living in America." His statement summed up the conflict that plagued this musical genius his entire life: volatility, pain, prescience, and raw rage roiled inside a complex man, composer, bass player, and trombonist who transcended labels and refused to be pigeonholed into a single musical style--and who did not achieve real fame until late in his career. The documentary is full of well-preserved footage and contains interviews with many Mingus followers like Wynton Marsalis as well as performances by icons Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, and Gerry Mulligan. The film traverses past the musical legend with insight and information into Mingus's personal life, his civil rights activism, and his final triumph in the music world--just as his body began to deteriorate from Lou Gehrig's disease--to his eventual death in 1979. Mingus left a legacy composed of genius, vulnerability, brilliance, anarchy, and, as one friend noted, "the entire range of human emotion that is reflected in his music.

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  • Miles Electric: A Different Kind of Blue

    Miles Davis

    Year: 2004

    Runtime: 1 hr 27 min

    When he released "Bitches Brew" in 1970, Miles Davis opened up a new angle to jazz which stirred up emotions like no other record before. Some critics accused Davis of selling out, while the public bought it like crazy. It is one of the most examined albums of all time, even garnering a box set of the sessions. To date, "Bitches Brew" is one of the top selling jazz albums of all time. "Miles Electric: A Different Kind of Blue" examines the next step in the creative process...performing these songs live. The 1970 Isle of Wight featured an array of performers from The Who to Jethro Tull to Joni Mitchell. With improvisation playing a big role in the performance, the band (Jack DeJohnette, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Gary Bartz and Dave Holland) had to be "on", yet ready to change on the fly. Directed by award-winning producer Murray Lerner, "Miles Electric" sits down with several of the performers who played with Miles, interspersed with his 1970 Isle of Wight performance, as well as artists such as Carlos Santana and Joni Mitchell, who describe the impact Miles Davis had towards music.

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  • Dierks Bentley: Riser

    Dierks Bentley

    Year: 2014

    Runtime: 43 min

    The film documents the ups and downs following the death of his father through the birth of his first son – the story that inspired his No. one selling seventh studio album Riser that spawned mass critical acclaim. Most recently, Billboard noted “From the birth of his son to the death of his father, Dierks Bentley has been through a lot lately, and his introspective new LP is proof. He sounds gritty and time-tested…questions life’s meaning with some of the strongest lyrics he’s ever recorded.”

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  • All Access & Uncovered: The Making Of Changed And Beyond

    Rascal Flatts

    Year: 2012

    Runtime: 1 hr 11 min

    All Access and Uncovered: The Making of Changed and Beyond gives a look behind-the-scenes with the award winning, chart-topping Country band Rascal Flatts. Featuring live performances, intimate interviews and home video footage, The Making of Changed and Beyond takes Rascal Flatts fans on a journey as the guys work to complete their acclaimed album Changed. All Access and Uncovered: The Making of Changed and Beyond gives rare insight into the creative process of one of Country music's biggest bands, and is a must-see for Rascal Flatts fans and music fans alike.

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  • Heartworn Highways

    Various Artists

    Year: 1981

    Runtime: 1 hr 30 min

    Documentary filmmaker James Szalapski explores the more contemplative side of country music as he visits a handful of outstanding singers and songwriters, most of whom have chosen work outside the confines of the Nashville establishment. Heartworn Highways features performances from Townes Van Zandt, who shows off his farm and discusses the pros and cons of drinking with a neighbor; Gamble Rogers, who demonstrates his hilarious and ingratiating performing style in a nightclub appearance; Guy Clark, who plays several fine songs in his kitchen; David Allan Coe, who discusses his criminal past during a concert at a prison; and the Charlie Daniels Band, as they gear up for a big show in a small town. Heartworn Highways also includes brief appearances from Rodney Crowell, Steve Young, and a young Steve Earle, a decade before he released his first album. While shot in 1975, Heartworn Highways wasn't released until 1981, by which time several of the performers' features had become considerably better known than they were in 1975.

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