Chicano Rock!: The Sounds of East Los Angeles

Overview

This documentary chronicles the story of how young people in the Mexican American community of Los Angeles created their own hybrid cultural niche in the 1950's, complete with a unique form of music - Chicano rock. Pioneered by artists like Lalo Guerrero, the sound had a tremendous influence on the development of rock and roll, with influences that can still be heard today.
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Overview

This documentary chronicles the story of how young people in the Mexican American community of Los Angeles created their own hybrid cultural niche in the 1950's, complete with a unique form of music - Chicano rock. Pioneered by artists like Lalo Guerrero, the sound had a tremendous influence on the development of rock and roll, with influences that can still be heard today.
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/10/2009
  • UPC: 841887010191
  • Original Release: 2008
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  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Black & White
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 60:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 46,707

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Edward James Olmos Participant
Technical Credits
Jon Wilkman Director, Editor, Producer, Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Chicano Rock!: The Sounds of East Los Angeles
1. Introduction [3:05]
2. Pachuco Roots [2:50]
3. Black 'N' Brown Jam [2:10]
4. Ritchie's Blues [4:35]
5. Ritchie Refuses to Die [1:43]
6. The Birth of the Eastside Sound [5:18]
7. Land of a Thousand Dances [6:58]
8. Our Music, Our Heroes [6:21]
9. La Raza Rocks [10:22]
10. Finding a New Voice [2:33]
11. Embracing it All [4:03]
12. A Legacy Lives On [5:06]
13. Credits [1:04]
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