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Keep on Rockin
D.A. Pennebaker
Keep on Rockin
Genre: R&B
 
Little Richard is one of the greats of early rock & roll. His superb voice and outrageous stage performances captured the world's imagination and artists from The Beatles to Prince have acknowledged his influence. In this ...  more »

      
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All Artists: D.A. Pennebaker
Title: Keep on Rockin
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Geneon [Pioneer]
Release Date: 8/19/1998
Album Type: Color, DVD, NTSC
Genre: R&B
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 013023007291

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Little Richard is one of the greats of early rock & roll. His superb voice and outrageous stage performances captured the world's imagination and artists from The Beatles to Prince have acknowledged his influence. In this concert film from the Toronto Peace Festival in 1969, the ultimate wildman of rock & roll takes you through his repertoire. Songs include: Blueberry Hill, Lucille, Good Golly, Miss Molly, Rip It Up, Tutti Frutti, Keep a Knocking, Hound Dog, Jenny, Jenny, and Long Tall Sally. A film by D.A. Pennebaker, one of the foremost proponents of direct cinema, a style of filmmaking that favored the immediate recording of reality in as unobtrusive a manner as possible. Pennebaker is best known for Don't Look Back (1967), documenting Bob Dylan's first tour of England, and for completing and editing 1 A.M. (1971), a film begun by Jean-Luc Godard.
 

CD Reviews

Little Richard Rocks 'Em In Canada
plsilverman | USA | 05/21/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"In his little-discussed (3rd) Comeback ('68 to '71), Mr. Penniman never sounded better: a deeper voice, a harder piano, and a riproaring Rock 'n Soul band. It is tragic that this jubilant period in his chaotic career is not fully represented on record [there are 6 or 7 amazing Reprise tracks and a few exciting cuts for Brunswick]. But thanks to this home video we at least get a strong taste of the live in '69 Little Richard on FILM, partying with all his girlfriends from the '50s: Lucille, Molly, Jenny, and Sally. Some new fans might be surprised to hear "Blueberry Hill" and "Hound Dog" - maybe they haven't learned that Richard cut these classics back in '64. What prevents me from issuing a FIVE star rating is that the Quasar plays piano on only two songs and that the opening number was actually performed next to last - the real show tells the 'rill' story! Shut up!"
Little richard singing in his 30's.
plsilverman | 06/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Little richard in his mid 30's. He is no longer in his prime but this is a rockin' show. He showed up John Lennon and all the other singers that sang at this concert that are not on the video. Little Richard is a tough act to follow."
Really old footage of classic Little Richard
plsilverman | 09/07/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Poor lighting and quality of orginal footage. Intresting to see the artist in his 20s"