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Cadillac Records seven minutes online

CadillacRecords.jpgCadillac Records is the story of a record label that rose to great heights producing some of the biggest names in music at the time, some names that went onto become timeless legends. Following the story of Chess Records and it's head Leonard Chess, the story looks at the legends Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry.

There's a bunch of short clips online from the film that show off some of the stars playing these great legends of music. However there's one big clip, a night on seven minute clip of Beyoncé Knowles playing Etta James and singing as well as acting the part.

The seven minute clip for Cadillac Records shows that Beyoncé Knowles can act her socks off as well as sing, I think it's just a shame that the singing looks so lip-synched. Other than that she plays the part well, with her famous character attitude, and it looks quite interesting.

However some of the other clips are the ones that caught me, the first one shows Cedric the Entertainer playing Willie Dixon and Jeffrey Wright playing Muddy Waters in a scene where the two work together on a song.

Another couple show Mos Def playing Chuck Berry and singing, Eamonn Walker playing Howlin' Wolf as he records a song, and more of Knowles playing James.

They all look impressive and I think that this will garner a lot of praise for the performances, particularly the musical ones, but I'm not sure that the story has me hooked yet.

Have a look at all the clips over at Yahoo Movies [Flash:480p:720p:1080p] as well as the trailer.



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