In this tale of sex, violence, race, and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, "Cadillac Records" follows the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry. Written by
Performed by Jeffrey Wright
Written by Robert Johnson (as Robert Leroy Johnson) and Muddy Waters (as McKinley Morganfield)
Published by MPCA King of Spades Music, Claud L. Johnson
administered by MPCA LLC and Watertoons Music
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this movie lets appreciate music that would otherwise be overlooked
The trouble with these kind of movies is that they will never satisfy the purists among us. OK so maybe it glosses over the facts and makes the history all shiny and Hollywood, but I will see how many people will come away from this movie WANTING to find out more about the history of blues.
So what if its not perfect, if you want a perfect history you will go and buy a documentary on the subject. I want to be entertained when I watch a movie not sit there and critique history.
I think all the performances in the movie are convincing and great. I especially loved Beyonce, she just seems to ooze talent, although the on-screen time is shorter compared to Dreamgirls, she is extremely commanding.
As for the covering Etta's song, these are outstanding. I am in love with the songs all over again, and in love with these versions.
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