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Beethoven, Ellington, Hendrix... Worrell?
The Film captures the life and the sound of an overlooked and eccentric musical mastermind who has been compared to Beethoven, Duke Ellington and Jimi Hendrix Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Yasiin Bey ... Himself (as Mos Def)

David Byrne ... Himself

George Clinton ... Himself
Chris Frantz
Bill Laswell ... Himself
Gary 'Dr. Know' Miller ... Dr. Know (as Gary W. Miller)

Prince Paul ... Himself
Tina Weymouth ... Herself
Douglas Wimbish ... Himself

Bernie Worrell ... Himself

Directed by
Philip Di Fiore 
Produced by
Philip Di Fiore .... producer
Marco Franzoni .... associate producer
Steve Kalafer .... producer
Seth Lind .... co-producer
Original Music by
Bernie Worrell 
Cinematography by
Seth Lind 
Tibbar Rae 
Film Editing by
Philip Di Fiore 
Sound Department
Albert DiFiore .... sound mixer
Editorial Department
Ronald Sudul .... video colorist
Music Department
Marco Franzoni .... composer: additional music
Guy Spyropoulos .... composer: additional music

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USA:39 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Stereo (RCA Sound System)

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Director Phil Di Fiore contracted lyme disease during postproduction.See more »


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Great primer on a seminal funk keyboardist..., 3 August 2005
Author: Al Navarro from United States

I liked this film a lot, as it was a perfect introduction to who Bernie Worrell is and what he did/ does. The editing is excellent, with the sound bed providing a nice continuity through disparate interview clips with the likes of David Byrne, Mos Def, Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, etc.

I only really have one comment, and it's that it would have been nice to have had a little more detail about Bernie's life after Parliament. What happened to him...why is he not in the pantheon along with Bootsy and George Clinton (at least among the great unwashed like myself).

If you like music, try to see this film as part of a festival or at a screening. You'll be richer for it.

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