Bruce Springsteen's DVD Jukebox
Bruce Springsteen's DVD Jukebox (cover art)It was more than 40 years ago that Bruce Springsteen began working as a professional musician and performer, but for over a decade prior to that he was developing his skills largely by listening, listening and listening again. He was listening to the records that not only infused his entire mind and body, but equally provided the guidance, inspiration and encouragement to achieve the extraordinary skills he has been honing to perfection in song-writing, musicianship and, some would say most crucially, performance ever since.
This 150 minute film traces the artistic root of Bruce Springsteen in a manner no documentary has ever attempted before, and in so doing shows the incredible influence the likes of Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Woody Guthrie, Johnny Cash, Mitch Ryder, Van Morrison, Phil Spector, Pete Seeger and numerous others have had upon his muse. The film also looks at literary, political and other influences to provide a complete picture of the most potent inspirations Bruce ever stumbled upon.
Featuring rare footage of Springsteen and all of the featured artists, plus revealing archive interviews with The Boss himself, and brand new contributions from former E Street Band member Vini Lopez, Springsteen drummer Gary Mallaber, the legendary Gary (US) Bonds, History Professor and Folk Music expert Ronal D. Cohen, English Professor and author of It Ain't No Sin to be Glad You're Alive: The Promise of Bruce Springsteen, Eric Alterman, former editor-in-chief of Rolling Stone Anthony De Curtis, British music author and biographer of Van Morrison, Johnny Rogan and many other colleagues, writers and historians.
In completion this film is both an academic look at Bruce Springsteen's artistic development and an entertaining and joyous celebration of his music and that of the artists he loved the most.
Special Feature 1: Vini Loez on Bruce's very earliest influences;
Special Feature 2: 'Working for The Boss' with Gary Mallaber;
Illustrated Contributor Biographies
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