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Look out Rumble the Indians who rocked the world Sundance Winner
When recalling Link Wray’s shivering guitar classic, “Rumble,” Martin Scorsese marvels, “It is the sound of that guitar . . . the aggression.” Wray was the first to deploy thumping power chords and hone distortion, carving out a new guitar sound that influenced rock and roll forever. But as a Native American, Wray’s music was a threat—and it was treated as such.
Blues pioneer Charlie Patton, cherished jazz singer Mildred Bailey, and metaphysical wizard Jimi Hendrix are among the many music greats who have Native American heritage and have created their distinctive music amid the attempted cleansing of indigenous culture from the country. Their music was not even meant to exist.
RUMBLE has a long list of music artists, historians, family members, and experts participating in the film, including: Buddy Guy, Steven Van Zandt, Tony Bennett, Taj Mahal, Cyril Neville, Ivan Neville, Martin Scorsese, John Trudell, David Fricke (Rolling Stone Magazine), Steven Tyler, Derek Trucks, Corey Harris, Guy Davis, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Monk Boudreaux, George Clinton, Jackson Browne, Martha Redbone, James “Hutch” Hutchinson, Joy Harjo, Iggy Pop, Wayne Kramer (MC5), Marky Ramone (The Ramones), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Pura Fe Crescioni (Ulali), Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne), Matt Sorum (Guns ‘N’ Roses), Mike Inez (Alice in Chains), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Taboo (Black Eyed Peas), Slash (Guns ‘N’ Roses), Charlie Sexton (Bob Dylan), Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Pat Vegas (Redbone), Robbie Robertson, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and many others.
RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World – Official Trailer
RUMBLE web exclusive: Ulali Project – Idle No More
Ulali – Mahk Jchi (Heartbeat Drum Song) – with lyrics & translation
Rumble Documentary Part One
Rumble Documery Part Two
American music is loved throughout the world. Our next story reviews a new documentary feature that traces the origins of rock, jazz, and the blues. The film shows how Native American Indian music was blended with African music throughout American history. It is the missing chapter of how American music evolved. VOA’s Carolyn Turner has the story.
Link Wray on Rumble
Rumble Link Wray original 1958 instrumental with street video
More Link Wray at Music Vault: http://www.musicvault.com
RUMBLE: Web Exclusive – the first audio recordings of Native music at LOC
Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World is a new documentary that explores the unseen influence Native American musicians have had on rock n roll and other music genres. Vic caught up with producers Stevie Salas and Christina Fon in Cannes
RUMBLE will tell the story of a profound, essential, and, until now, missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence. Featuring music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, and others, RUMBLE will show how these talented Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives. RUMBLE is inspired by the Smithsonian Institution exhibit “Up Where We Belong: Native Musicians In Popular Culture,” created by Tim Johnson and Stevie Salas for the National Museum of the American Indian.
Taj Mahal on Jesse Ed Davis
The influence of Charley Patton