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Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Directed by Catherine Bainbridge
Canada, 2017 (documentary, 103 minutes, colour, English)
Also known as "Rumble - Das rote Herz des Rock", "Rumble - Der indianische Herzschlag des Rock", "Rumble - Il grande spirito del rock", "Rumble: Le rock des Indiens d'Amérique", "Rumble: Los indios que sacudieron el mundo", "The Indians Who Rocked the World"
Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World
Image: © Rezolution Pictures

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 (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana
Produced by: Lisa M. Roth, Catherine Bainbridge, Christina Fon, Linda Ludwick
Principal Cast: Derek Miller, Rebecca Lessard
Participants: Stevie Salas, Taylor Hawkins, Wayne Kramer, Beth Wray Webb, Sherry Wray, Ron Welburn, Billy Hancock, Taj Mahal, Robbie Robertson, Slash, Iggy Pop, Antonino D'Ambrosio, Steven Van Zandt, Greg Laxton, Marky Ramone, Dan Auerbach, Jennifer Kreisberg, Pura Fé, John Troutman, John Trudell, Guy Davis, John Sinclair, Monk Boudreaux, Cyril Neville, Joy Harjo, Erich Jarvis, Ivan Neville, Joseph Hills, Rhiannon Giddens, Derek Trucks, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Malinda Maynor Lowery, Corey Harris, Scott Barretta, Quincy Jones, Bill Lester, Charlie Sexton, Buddy Guy, Julia Rinker-Miller, Gary Giddins, Chad S. Hamill, Tony Bennett, Garrin Hertel, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Gary Farmer, Bill Miller, Adam Beach, Janie Hendrix, Robert Trujillo, Billy Cox, John Selk, Martin Scorsese, Steven Tyler, Elliot Easton, Rickey Medlocke, Jim Keltner, Jackson Browne, Bob Glaub, Kelly Davis, Pat Vegas, Frankie Vegas, PJ Vegas, October Gonzalez, Taboo, George Clinton, Mike Inez, Matt Sorum, Phil Soussan
Cinematography: Alfonso Maiorana
Film Editing: Benjamin Duffield, Jeremiah Hayes
Music: Benoît Charest
Production Company: Rezolution Pictures / Les films Rezolution

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