AMERICAN HOT WAX 1978
U.S. film. Excellent quality. 16:9 Letterbox. Fantastic tribute to 1950s doo wop and rock 'n' roll and the important contribution of disc jockey Alan Freed. Not historically accurate, but who cares!? The music and attitude are perfect!
Terrific cast and performances by original 1950s rock & roll stars including Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, and Frankie Ford. Kenny Vance and the Planotones. Many wonderful scenes including "Come Go With Me" being recorded, "Tweedlee Dee" being auditioned by "Leverne" in front of Alan Freed, a big rock 'n' roll show at the Brooklyn Paramount and many others.
Chuck Berry: "Sweet Little Sixteen," "Reelin' and Rockin'," "Roll Over Beethoven." Frankie Ford: "Sea Cruise." Jerry Lee Lewis: "Great Balls of Fire," "Whole Lotta Shakin' "Goin On." Screamin' Jay Hawkins: "I Put A Spell On You." The Elegants: "Little Star." The Del Vikings: "Whispering Bells." The Mystics: "Hushabye." Sammy Turner: "Lavender Blue." The Moonglows: "Sincerely." The Coasters: "Charlie Brown." Bobby Darin: "Splish Splash." The Drifters: "There Goes My Baby." Jackie Wilson: "Lonely Teardrops." Johnny Otis: "Willie and the Hand Jive." Ritchie Valens: "La Bamba."
The Heartbeats: "A Thousand Miles Away." The Everly Brothers: "Bye Bye Love." Bill Doggett: "Honky Tonk Part 2." The Dominoes: "Sixty Minute Man." Buddy Holly: "Oh Boy!" "Rave On." Tommy Edwards: "It's All in the Game." The Diamonds: "Little Darlin'." The Cadillacs: "Zoom." Little Richard: "Tutti Frutti." Maurice Williams and The Zodiacs: "Stay." Eddie Cochran: "Summertime Blues." Timmy and the Tangerine: "Mister Blue." The Delights: "Mr. Lee," "Maybe." Kenny Vance and The Planotones: "Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay," "Come Go With Me." The Chesterfields: "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?"
Tim McIntire, Fran Drescher, Jay Leno, Laraine Newman, Jeff Altman, Melanie Chartoff, Richard Perry, Artie Ripp, Wee Willie Davis, Hamilton Camp, Cameron Crowe, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Frankie Ford, Screamin' Jay Hawkins. American Hot Wax DVD.
Plus this bonus selection...
THE CADILLACS and THE BAY BOPS
Rare 1950's footage of the Cadillacs performing on stage and the Bay Bops on television.
AMERICAN HOT WAX 1978 movie on DVD!