- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 52 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: October 8, 2002
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Image Entertainment
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Additional Products:
- That's All Right - Orion
- Mystery Train - Little Junior's Blue Flames
- My Bucket Got A Hole In It - Sonny Burgess
- Blue Suede Shoes - arl Perkins
- Ooby Dooby - Roy Orbison
- Bear Cat - Rufus Thomas, Jr.
- Red Hot - Billy Lee Riley
- Walkin In The Rain
- Lonely Weekends - Charlie Rich
- Who Will The Next Fool Be' - Charlie Rich
- Go, Go, Go (Down The Line) - Roy Orbison
- I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
- Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee - Malcolm Yelvington
- You Win Again - Jerry Lee Lewis
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Tom Petty &
Bob Dylan &
Johnny Cash &
Jerry Lee Lewis
Entertainment Weekly - 10/04/2002
"...Loads of swell music....Recommended to anyone in need of a refresher course on the eternal verities rock & roll..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Historians may never agree about where and when rock 'n' roll was born, but they do agree that an entrepreneur in the world of music named Sam Phillips began a revolution and spawned a legacy when he created Sun Records - the place where Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and so many others got their start. If the story of Sun Records was merely the story of the discovery and emergence of a single performer - Elvis - it would be astonishing enough. But it is not. It defines some of the most appealing roots of American popular taste, and it all happened in Memphis. The work of many original Sun artists is reprised in this two-hour American Masters film by such performers as Paul McCartney, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and LIVE, several accompanied by Elvis' original sidemen, Scotty Moore and D.J. Fontana. The film also includes a moving rendition of "Lonely Weekend" with Jerry Lee Lewis and Matchbox Twenty and an emotional reunion of old Mississippi Delta musicians.
The legacy of Memphis, Tennessee recording company, Sun Records, is recounted here in this comprehensive, historical documentary. Created by Sam Phillips, Sun Records is where artists such as Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis got their start, thus considered a key element in the birth of rock n' roll. Presented by American Masters, GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT features reprisals of some original Sun Records' hits by Paul McCartney, Jerry Lee Lewis (with Matchbox Twenty), Live, and Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.
Description by Image Entertainment:
Historians may never agree about where and when rock 'n' roll was born, but they do agree that an entrepreneur in the world of music named Sam Phillips began a revolution and spawned a legacy when he created Sun Records. This Memphis-based success story defined some of the most appealing roots of American popular culture with such seminal artists as Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and so many others, all reprised in this two-hour American Masters film with such performers as Paul McCartney, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and Live, many accompanied by Elvis' original sidemen, Scotty Moore and D.J. Fontana. Highlights include a moving rendition of "Lonely Weekends" with Jerry Lee Lewis and Matchbox Twenty, and an emotional reunion of old Mississippi Delta musicians. Songs: That's All Right (Paul McCartney), Honey Don't (Ben Folds Five), Rock n' Roll Ruby (Mark Knopfler), I Walk the Line (Live), My Bucket's Got a Hole in It (Robert Plant & Jimmy Page), Blue Suede Shoes (Johnny Hallyday), Who Will the Next Fool Be (Zucchero), Cry, Cry, Cry (Third Eye Blind), Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee (Malcolm Yelvington and Kid Rock), Lonely Weekend (Matchbox Twenty).