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Sing Sing - Thanksgiving: Ein Konzert im Zuchthaus (1974) Online

Sing Sing - Thanksgiving: Ein Konzert im Zuchthaus (1974) Online
Original Title :
Sing Sing Thanksgiving
Genre :
Movie / Documentary / Music
Year :
Directror :
David Hoffman,Harry Wiland
Cast :
Joan Baez,Thomas Beitard,Andrew Butler
Writer :
T.C. Garcia
Type :
Time :
1h 18min
Rating :
Sing Sing - Thanksgiving: Ein Konzert im Zuchthaus (1974) Online

B.B. King & Joan Baez and other great artists came to New York's Maximum Security Prison, Sing Sing, and gave one of the best shows of their lives. B.B. called it one of his greatest performances. New York's Daily News called it one of the greatest moments in live entertainment.
Credited cast:
Joan Baez Joan Baez - Herself - Performer
Thomas Beitard Thomas Beitard - Himself - Inmate Poet
Andrew Butler Andrew Butler - Himself - Master of Ceremonies (as Tito Butler)
J. Leland Casslles J. Leland Casslles - Himself - Former Warden Sing Sing Prison
George Contretas George Contretas - Himself - Inmate Drama Player (as George 'Che' Contretas)
Darrell Cusic Darrell Cusic - Himself - Inmate Drama Player (as Darrell 'D.C.' Cusic)
Mimi Fariña Mimi Fariña - Herself - Performer
B.B. King B.B. King - Himself - Performer
Edward Lopez Edward Lopez - Himself - Inmate Drama Player (as Edward 'Dino' Lopez)
Francisco Pabon Francisco Pabon - Himself - Inmate Drama Player (as Francisco 'Tony' Pabon)
Miguel Pinero Miguel Pinero - Himself - Inmate Drama Player (as Miguel 'Miky' Pinero)
Hector Rosario Hector Rosario - Himself - Inmate Drama Player (as Hector 'Don't Be So Mean' Rosario)
Jose Sanchez Jose Sanchez - Himself - Inmate Drama Player (as Jose 'Cuba' Sanchez)
Richard Terrell Richard Terrell - Himself - Inmate Drama Player (as Richard 'Tiny' Terrell)
Wilfredo Velez Wilfredo Velez - Himself - Inmate Drama Player (as Wilfredo 'Speedy Willie' Velez)

User reviews



Half documentary and half concert film, "Sing Sing Thanksgiving" adequately balances the lives of the inmates of the prison with the feverish energy of the holiday concert. All the performers are up to the task and are filmed in their prime. The Voices Of East Harlem give a truly rousing performance including a stunning, moving version of "Young, Gifted & Black". B.B. King gives is equally fiery, with a show stopping version of "How Blue Can You Get". Somewhat out of place, though no less powerful, Joan Baez keeps the prison audience in rapt attention.

The concert is MCed by Jimmie Walker.

The film fails in it's attempt to balance the concert with the lives of the inmates. It's almost an afterthought and is subject matter best left for a subject all its own.