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Legends of Rock and Roll

Various Artists

Year: 2004

Runtime: 00:58:45

This amazing concert brings together some of the true pioneers of rock n roll music including Bo Diddley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, James Brown, Fats Domino and B.B.King. Recorded in Italy in 1989 it features these legendary artists in performance of their best loved tracks such as Papas Got A Brand New Bag, Bo Diddley, Great Balls Of Fire, Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On and Blueberry Hill.At the end of the concert all the performers come together for all-star jam that leaves the audience hollering for more.

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Rock, Jazz, R&b

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