With most of the world under quarantine, audiences are catching up on classic films they may have missed, enjoying new releases hitting VOD, and broadening their horizons to genres they haven’t considered before. While there are plenty of notable narrative features arriving on home video in the coming weeks, it’s worth considering some documentaries and Ley Line Entertainment might just have the perfect option.
Ley Line Entertainment is releasing their Doo-Wop documentary “Streetlight Harmonies” March 31 on VOD, Blu-Ray, and DVD. The film is directed by former *NSYNC, Britney Spears, and Backstreet Boys music video director Brent Wilson and explores the history and social impact of the post-WWII music sensation, Doo-Wop.
You can read the official synopsis below:
The film features the unmistakable falsetto leads, lilting harmonies and deep backing vocals set to a bluesy street corner rhythm that created those unmistakable sounds — “Stand by Me” covered by Straight No Chaser, La La Brooks, Charlie Thomas and Vito Picone, “Tears On My Pillow (Little Anthony & The Imperials), “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” (The Teenagers), and more — all an endless jukebox of melodies and memories. No other genre of music can conjure up the innocence of a nation, or the pangs of love quite like the timeless sounds of Doo-Wop. An entertaining journey through bands, songs and harmonies that evoke both days gone by as well as current hits, Streetlight Harmonies uncovers a definitive period of music and the artists that defined it. Millions know the music but few know the artists and their history that laid the foundation for rock and roll, rhythm and blues, and built a bridge to The Civil Rights movement.
Iconic musicians featured in the documentary include Jimmy Merchant (The Teenagers), Anthony Gourdine (Little Anthony and the Imperials), Al Jardine (The Beach Boys), Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys and Brian Wilson Band), Charlie Thomas (The Drifters), Sammy Strain (The Imperials, The O’Jays), Terry Johnson (The Flamingos), Diz Russell (The Orioles),Fred Parris (The Five Satins), Billy Brown (Ray Goodman and Brown, The Moments), Ron Coleman (The Broadways), Lois Powell (The Chantels), Fanita James (The Blossoms), La La Brooks (The Crystals), Janis Ian (Manhattan Transfer), Vito Picone (The Elegants), Eddie Rich (The Swallows), Leon Hughes (The Coasters), Jeff Barry, Brooks Arthur, Wally Roker (The Heartbeats), Freda Payne, Scherrie Payne (The Supremes), Florence La Rue (Fifth Dimension), Claude McKnight (Take 6), Brian McKnight, Lance Bass (NSYNC), Barbara Jean English (The Clickettes), Ron Dante (The Archies), Jon Bauman, Lenny Welch, Lamont Dozier, and many more.
Awards Circuit is excited to bring you an exclusive clip from the documentary featured below.