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Blue Suede Shoes (1980)



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Haley ... Himself (as Bill Haley & The Comets)
Ray Campi ... Himself (as Ray Campi & His Rockability Rebels)
Matchbox ... Themselves
Freddie Fingers Lee ... Himself
Flying Saucers ... Themselves
Crazy Cavan & The Rythmn Rockers ... Themselves
... Himself & Radio Voice
Roy Williams ... Himself
Paul Barrett ... Himself
Stuart Wester ... Himself
Kevin Karey ... Teddy Boy Opening Credits
John Snagge ... Radio Voice (voice)
Alvar Liddell ... Radio Voice (voice) (as Alvar Lidell)
Teddy Boys ... Themselves (as Teds)
Rockers ... Themselves


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Shake, Rattle and Roll
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Performed by Bill Haley and the Comets
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12 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

I had no idea what BLUE SUEDE SHOES was when I saw it hidden away in the TV schedules on an obscure channel one night. It seemed to be a music documentary charting 1950s rock and roll hits plus a look at the Teddy boy culture popular during the period. What I instead got was footage from a couple of filmed conventions populated by rock and roll enthusiasts circa 1979.

There's some brief introductory material looking at some of the popular singers of the era such as Bill Haley and the Comets, along with plenty of familiar tunes. But the majority of the running time simply consists of footage of local bands playing at leisure centres in both Caister and Great Yarmouth, while a crowd of Teddy boy (and girl) wannabes have fun.

It's lively and full of energy, but hardly insightful when it comes to documentary film-making. You get an idea of the passion, the music, and the style of the dancing and that's about it. Some of the characters who are briefly interviewed are quite strange which is good for a laugh. I also noticed that the cameraman is preoccupied with shooting footage from ground level so that when a girl spins around in her skirts he gets to see everything.

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