My Entertainment Industry Education is the fourth topic of this website.
In the spiritual system, this topic correlates to the heart chakra. Actually, this makes a lot of sense since both aspects of this topic are dear to my heart. Learn more about this chakra on the link to Fitsri.
I have a great passion for the history of Rock ‘n Roll style American Music. It is the type that became popular during the mid-20th Century. In particular, the years that I relish are mostly from the first quarter to the third quarter of that century. They include it origins to its conclusions. It is the music that was believed to have started with the blues.
Netflix, PBS, and NPR provided my entertainment industry education with a revelation. That discovery is the true origins of this music. Previously, African Americans were credited with it. But now Native Americans are credited with the start of its lineage. But now something called ‘Rumble’ has been unearthed as its origins.
The Start of Rumble
Behind that song was a Native American musician named Link Wray, who went on to inspire legions of rock ‘n’ roll greats. He’s featured in a new documentary called Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World, which aims to finally give Native American musicians their due.
Rumble On To Rock ‘n Roll
Mississippi Delta Blues
Rumble split into the two forks of rock ‘n roll. One was the Mississippi Delta Blues. Specifically, a company that featured some of my favorite music, was Chess Records. Spinning Blues into Gold, is the book about the story of Chess Records.
Consequently, a movie called Cadillac Records was based on that book. Two of the main stars are, Adrien Brody as Leonard Chess and Beyonce Knowles as Etta James.
Cadillac Records: Trailer
In this tale of sex, violence, race, and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, Cadillac Records follows the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America’s musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin’ Wolf, Etta James