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on August 22, 2017
Delivered on time; product is as described. Totally satisfied
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on April 18, 2015
This is a brilliant documentary about an amazing company and the people who ran it. Ahmet was the man, for sure and his stories are priceless.

The tidbit about him writing pieces for Ray Charles and others under his last name spelled backwards: Nugetre is an amazing piece of history. Wikipedia has a nice entry on one of his pieces: Mess Around which is described in the documentary. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mess_Around

If you like this you'll also like the documentary about Tom Dowd, http://www.amazon.com/Tom-Dowd-Language-Music-Charles/dp/B00011ZBOS/

All in all, an amazing music history. I've watched it numerous times and enjoy it just as much each time.
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on April 17, 2015
I love great storytelling. These tales tell the story behind the music, giving color and more life to the music. These back stories should be in collections of jazz and R&B buffs. This layer of artists is just about gone a Ahmet is, the stories are forever. Lots of dots are connected. Good lessons in the music business Wish there were more than 5 stars.
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on March 7, 2013
If you have any interest in the history of R&B, R&R, and popular music in general during which the baby boomers came of age, then this should hold your attention for a couple of hours -- and more, since you'll have to revisit it at least a couple of times. Originally, a PBS broadcast in the American Masters Series. In fact, I would also recommend getting his biography, The Last Sultan: The Life and Times of Ahmet Ertegun, by Robert Greenfield. An excellent and captivating read.
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on October 7, 2008
Because nobody would believe the movie - it would be too implausible from the start: Son of Turkish Diplomat enters American pop music culture and ands up being the major force behind from Charlie Mingus, Miles Coltrane, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, to the The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Cream; Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young; The Who, AC/DC and everybody else who mattered. And 50 even 60 years later still mattered.

If how Rock and Roll came to be has the slightest fascination for you , you must own this. And if nothing else, it makes a great pre-show video for your next concert DVD.
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on August 20, 2011
What an amazingly detailed account of the Atlantic Records long run. Anyone who grew up loving rock and roll owes it to themselves to see this CD. I purchased it as a birthday present for my husband and for a friend who had been a 1970's DJ. They both raved about it. It really gives an indepth look behind the scenes of rock and roll and how it all fit together. Ahmet Ertigen was a genious!! All of our lives are richer because he pursued his dream.
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on January 13, 2012
It's ashamed that a freak accident like what happened to this giant in the record industry had to take his life. Ahmet is one of the main reasons why the British invasion progressed at the speed it did. With Cream and Led Zeppelin he had the 2 groups to push forward and not worry about the quality of the music. His life story was full and rich with friends at every turn. Just a great story to watch but his life ended to soon.
Ron
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on November 25, 2016
Anyone with an interest in the music business will love this!
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on August 23, 2014
If you love old school music this is a great documentary to remember where a lot of this great music came from. For those of you who are younger and from the digital age, you need to see this to see how you got to where you are now.
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on June 7, 2016
One of the best documentary films I've had the pleasure to enjoy...very pleased...
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