ZOOM! Tucson’s Late-‘50s Rock ‘n’ Roll Record Label
This 33-minute documentary, completed in 2013, tells the endearing story of Burt Schneider and Ray Lindstrom, who established their own tiny recording label, Zoom Records, in Tucson, AZ in early 1959.
The film, which includes revelatory interviews with the label’s founders and with noted music historians and recording industry professional, is a moving testament to the power of music to change lives in positive ways; it also documents the musical and technological culture that surrounded the growing popular music recording industry of the “Rock ‘n’ Roll” era in America. The film has been accepted into three prestigious film festivals since its release, and was honored with the “Best of Arizona” award at the 2013 Arizona International Film Festival.
A trailer for the film is below; the full-length documentary can be seen here.
Producer/director/editor – Dan Kruse
Director of Photography/Colorist – Bob Demers
Original music – Skye van Durren
Location audio – Kyle Wilson, Sarah Talbot-Haynes
Musicological consultant – Dr. Brian Moon
Audio mix – Wiley Ross
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