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DVD-The Blues/Rock Piano of Johnnie Johnson
DVD-The Blues/Rock Piano of Johnnie Johnson
Actor: Johnnie Johnson
Director: Happy Traum
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2005     1hr 0min

Take a lesson with a true legend of American popular music! This DVD gives us a rare, up-close look into the style and technique of the man who co-wrote and played on all of Chuck Berry's biggest rock 'n' roll hits, includ...  more »


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Actor: Johnnie Johnson
Director: Happy Traum
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Independently Distributed
Studio: Homespun Tapes
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 03/01/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Johnnie Johnson is Rock & Roll
B. doherty | boston | 10/31/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Johnnie was Chuck Berry's piano player for years, Chuck pretty much copied Johnnie on his guitar and made a bunch of money. This is another DVD from Homespun. I bought Dr John's 2 DVD set. It is the benchmark now for all these instructional DVD's I seem to be accumulating.
Dr. John plays solo, Johnnie has a back up band.
The sound on this video is good, the band is too loud in some spots.
What it horrible is the camera work. In Dr. John's DVD's the camera is fixed above his head, you get optimal view of both hands. The camera guy for Johnnie is all over the place, creating angles and missing the second hand, or both hands way too much, also, when Johnnie is cooking, I don't care what the other players look like, let me see his hands!!! Too much time spent wandering around the room. The included booklet is too small and has lame transcriptions (all the homespun dvd's come with this). I gave it a 5 rating because of Johnnie, the man is an American Music Icon and $20 is a bargain to watch him play up close."
Matthew C. Giarrizzo | 07/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The late great Johnnie Johnson was the heart, soul & keyboard behind Chuck Berry. Here, along with guitarist Jimmy Vivino, Johnnie is interviewed & performs, telling stories and displaying his superb blues on the 88s. JJ is the essence of rock 'n' roll. Buy this DVD."
Blues/Rock Piano of Johnnie Johnson
William Bowman | Melbourne, Australia | 05/12/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love this DVD, and have played it a number of times and will in the future as I try to learn Johnnie Johnsons approach to piano.
I've found it impossible to buy music scores of Johnnie Johnson piano.
This DVD came with 20 pages of music as an added bonus.
The DVD was delivered to me in Australia within two weeks.
Excellant value for money for any one interested in this type of piano blues as it evolved into Rock and Roll.