Rumble : the Indians who rocked the world / a Rezolution Pictures film ; directed by Catherine Bainbridge ; produced by Catherine Bainbridge, Christina Fon, Linda Ludwick, Lisa M. Roth ; written by Catherine Bainbridge & Alfonso Maiorana ; produced in association with The Movie Network ; produced in association with Aboriginal Peoples Television Network
This revelatory documentary brings to light the profound and overlooked influence of Indigenous people on popular music in North America. Focusing on music icons like Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Taboo (The Black Eyed Peas), Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Jesse Ed Davis, Robbie Robertson, and Randy Castillo, RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World shows how these pioneering Native American musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives. The idea for RUMBLE came about when guitarist Stevie Salas, an Apache Indian and one of the film's Executive Producers, realized that no one outside of the music business knew about the profound contribution of these Native musicians. Renewed attention to this missing chapter in the history of American music led to the publishing of Brian Wright-McLeod's The Encyclopedia of Native Music, an exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, and eventually this documentary.
1 online resource (streaming video file) (103 min.) : flv file, sound, color
Originally produced by Kino Lorber in 2017 and broadcast on the PBS series Independent Lens.
Available to current Emory faculty, students and staff.
Featuring interviews with musicians, historians, and experts including: George Clinton, Robbie Robertson, Gary Giddins, Martin Scorsese, Steven Van Zandt, Joy Harjo, Stevie Salas, David Fricke, Wayne Kramer, Taylor Hawkins, Ron Welburn, Taj Mahal, Slash, Iggy Pop, Antonino D'Ambrosio, Greg Laxton, Marky Ramone, Dan Auerbach, Jennifer Kreisberg, Pura Fé Crescioni, John Troutman, Alvin Youngblood Heart, John Trudell, Tony Bennett, and others.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Alfonso Maiorana ; original soundtrack composed by Benoît Charest ; editors, Benjamin Duffield, Jeremiah Hayes.