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Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World -- Film Description:
"Many artists and musical forms played a role in the creation of rock, but arguably no single piece of music was more influential than the 1958 instrumental 'Rumble' by American Indian rock guitarist and singer/songwriter Link Wray. [...] 'Rumble' was the first song to use distortion and feedback. It introduced the rock power chord—and was one of the very few instrumental singles to be banned from the radio for fear it would incite violence. Rumble explores how the Native American influence is an integral part of music history, despite attempts to ban, censor, and erase Indian culture in the United States. As Rumble reveals, the early pioneers of the blues had Native as well as African American roots, and one of the first and most influential jazz singers' voices was trained on Native American songs. As the folk rock era took hold in the 60s and 70s, Native Americans helped to define its evolution. Father of the Delta Blues Charley Patton, influential jazz singer Mildred Bailey, metaphysical guitar wizard Jimi Hendrix, and folk heroine Buffy Sainte-Marie are among the many music greats who have Native American heritage and have made their distinctive mark on music history. For the most part, their Indian heritage was unknown. Rumble uses playful re-creations and little-known stories, alongside concert footage, archives and interviews. [...]"
-- Rezolution Pictures / Les films Rezolution

"Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World." Rezolution Pictures / Les films Rezolution. [official site] [English / French]