Rumble - The Indians Who Rocked The World

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  1. roller

    roller Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    If you folks haven't already seen it, check out the episode of Independent Lens on PBS titled Rumble - The Indians Who Rocked The World. It's a documentary on Native Americans who performed American rock music. It focuses on several musicians with American Indian blood who performed in popular rock over the last 50-60 years.

    The sections on Link Wray, Jesse Ed Davis and Randy Castillo alone are worth the watch.

    It's just super... really well done... fantastic storytelling. Check it out.
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  2. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Excellent documentary and is well-worth watching for anybody who loves the history of R&R.
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  3. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    A few years ago, I finally got around to researching who played lead on John Lennon's "#9 Dream" (1974), and that turned me on to Jesse Ed Davis. This documentary is one of the best things I've seen on public television recently.
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  4. ElectroVibe


    Mar 2, 2013
    I can't wait to see this.
  5. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown

    Feb 16, 2011
    Heard an hour long interview/review of this doc on NPR. It was the show host one on one with the guy who did the film. The music and history blew me away.
  6. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Everything is on the ONE!

    Mar 31, 2010
    I've only seen parts of it so far, but it was more than enough to really make me want to watch the whole thing.
  7. saabfender

    saabfender Inactive

    Jan 10, 2018
    It was excellent. I enjoyed it a bunch.
  8. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Amazon prime has a documentary just on Castillo too.
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  9. That sounds good. I love Jesse Ed Davis's music. Even his production had an unmistakable touch.
  10. Thanks for the reminder, this has been on my list for a while, haven't gotten to it. Since it is so cold out, we'll fix that this afternoon.
  11. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Very moving saga, and a perfect companion to "American Epic", which surveys/explores the multiple DNA threads and complicated nature of American music, both popular and folk('folk' in the broadest sense of the word). Not to mention the technological impact of the development of audio recording and nascent mass media in the early 20th century as well...
    American Epic | The Official Movie Website

    My only complaint about "Rumble" is that there are some serious omissions...
    Indigenous is a contemporary band working in the realms of blues and old school R'n'B...

    You may not know Jim Pepper's name, but you more than likely at some point have heard his most notable oft-covered composition...

    Early 70's folkies Brewer and Shipley brought the song to wider recognition.

    Bill Miller has a huge recorded catalog that stylistically spills over into the singer-songwriter and new age genres, but is only very briefly seen in the film...

    Joanne Shenandoah, a similar artist, is totally overlooked...

    Rita Coolidge had quite a bit of success as a pop/rock singer, but was also involved in this vocal trio...

    And were the hell was Jimmy Carl Black?

  12. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Jesse Ed Davis...playing the Explorer with Harrison, Concert For Bangla Desh?

    Rumble is also on Amazon Prime.
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  13. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    While they ever-so-briefly touched on Rickey Medlocke as a member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, where was Blackfoot? The majority of the members had native ancestory. The band certainly had their moment...

    This band may not have been well known, but still deserves a mention...
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