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ANATOMY OF POP: THE MUSIC EXPLOSION - U.S. TV DOCUMENTARY FILM (1966)

ANATOMY OF POP: THE MUSIC EXPLOSION - U.S. TV DOCUMENTARY FILM (1966)

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The film features some amazing footage of 60s rock and roll, Motown Soul, Nashville County, Jazz and much more. A sampling of footage includes: The Young Rascals perform "Slow Down" at the Phone Booth discotheque in NYC. The Supremes record "My World Is Empty Without You" and The Temptations record "My Girl" at Motown's Studio "A" recording with the funk brothers and the Detroit symphony. Berry Gordy discusses a "natural feeling" necessary for "authenticism" in gospel and soul music. The Dave Clark Five perform "I Like it Like That" and Dave Clark discusses the growing similarities between British and African-American. Footage of Cousin Bruce "Cousin Brucie" Morrow doing his radio show on WABC Radio, he plays the Beatles, "She Loves You."

Footage of Nashville includes: Downtown Nashville, Music Row, recording studios, and Ryman Auditorium circa 1966. Waylon Jennings recording "Stop the World (and Let Me Off)" with Hargus "Pig" Robbins on piano and Joe Babcock singing harmony at RCA Studio "A." Grand Ole Opry footage include: Jim & Jesse McReynolds and the Virginia Boys: "Maybelline." Skeeter Davis: "The End of the World." Stringbean: "Hot Corn, Cold Corn." The Browns: "You Can't Grow Peaches on a Cherry Tree." The Carter Family: "It Takes a Worried Man (to Sing a Worried Song)." Bill Monroe and Bluegrass Boys: "John Henry." Tex Ritter: "Take Him Fishing." Tex Ritter talks about roots of Country music in the British Isles and its development in the American South. Peter Paul and Mary: "The Times They Are a-Changin'" at Newport Folk Festival. Mary Travers discusses rising popularity of folk music among young people.

Jazz footage includes: Billy Taylor identifies origins of jazz in antebellum ragtime dances. "Big" Jim Robinson, Billie Pierce, George Lewis, Dee Dee Pierce, and rest of Preservation Hall Jazz Band perform at Preservation Hall. Danny Barker recalls jazz era of early New Orleans. Billie Pierce plays piano and talks about her interest in ragtime and blues despite her family's disapproval. Billy Taylor explains development of jazz, demonstrates differences between jazz eras on piano. Billy Taylor Trio perform, and Billy talks about various jazz types and their likenesses to other genres of music. Duke Ellington discusses influence of African Americans on American music and culture. (50:47)

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