3 videocassettes (ca. 60 min.)..
Raw footage of Terkel with music critic Dave Marsh on WFMT, who was promoting his new book "The Heart of Rock & Soul: the 1001 Greatest Singles ever made." Terkel plays clips from Marsh's list, while Marsh explains their deep connections to society and culture. Note: while music plays, their dialogue is inaudible -- Topics represented include the nature and history of rock and roll and its fusion of styles, racial and social roots of rock and roll, generation gaps in music, the country blues movement, the British Invasion, the black musical tradition and gospel, the Great Migration, Brown vs. Board of Education, the modern anti-drug movement and Margaret Thatcher. Performers and songs represented include Elvis Presley ("Mystery Train"), John Hammond, Nolan Strong and The Diablos ("The Wind"), Madonna ("Live to Tell"), Woody Guthrie, Little Walter ("Mean Old World"), Eric Burden & The Animals ("The House of the Rising Sun"), Bo Diddley, Gladys Knight and the Pips ("Midnight Train to Georgia"), Faye Adams ("Shake A Hand"), The Clash ("This is England"), and B.J. Thomas ("Rock 'n Roll Lullaby"). Terkel and Marsh play samples of the recordings during the interview. A later section of the third tape includes unrelated footage of workers in downtown Chicago who are interviewed about their predictions for the 1990s. One person predicts the fall of communism and four Chicago Bears Super Bowl titles.
The material described in this catalog record is located in the collections of the Media Burn Independent Video Archive (Chicago, Ill.)..
Collection open for research.
Studs Terkel, Dave Marsh; camera by Jim Morrissette?.