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Filmography - Popular Music: Disco and Doo-wop

Titles available on DVD and streaming video as of March 2011

Popular Music Filmography - Disco and Doo-wop

Titles available on DVD and streaming video as of March 2011. 

Some streaming videos listed are available exclusively to AU students, staff and faculty after an online authentications by AUID#.

This is a selective list of video holdings in the American University Library – including the Music Library located in the Katzen Center. Filmographies are created by doing multiple keyword searches in the library catalog to capture as many titles on a topic as possible. For complete up-to-date holdings please refer to Library Search.



Can't stop the music. 2002. 1 videodisc (123 min.). Feature film.  "New York City DJ/songwriter Jack Morell needs just one big break to get his music heard and land a record deal. But with the help of his retired supermodel roommate and an uptight tax attorney, they bring together six singing macho men from the Greenwich Village scene for an outrageously 80s adventure of fun, fantasy and disco fever." -- from container. DVD 671

Saturday night fever. 2006. 1 videodisc (118 min.). Feature film.  The story of a Brooklyn store clerk who is a Saturday night disco king; he begins to question the narrowness of his perspective when he meets a girl who is shedding her origins for a more sophisticated life style. HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 3123


Voices of Doo-Wop. 1996. 1 streaming video file (25 min.). In the early 1950s, before rock-and-roll dominated youth and urban culture, an innovative form of music appeared on the streets of America's cities. It was a mix of strange new harmonies and nonsense syllables that came to be known as doo-wop. This program traces the development of doo-wop music and the accomplishments of musicians who made the style their own. Viewers also meet a group of enthusiasts determined to keep the doo-wop spirit alive, meeting once a month to experience the sounds, nuances, and emotions of the genre. Streaming video.