We can now announce the release of Jimmy Hart: Keep on Rockin’, coming to DVD soon!
The JPA Entertainment production is a shoot interview with a twist – Jimmy Hart’s musical career is the focus. Exclusively below, watch the debut trailer and find out first details.
Jimmy Hart’s career in music was prevalent in the WWF and before he ever entered the wrestling business. He was a vocalist of The Gentrys in the 60’s, who went on to have a million selling record “Keep on Dancing” and success in the Memphis area. Into wrestling, Hart composed a couple of songs for events such as SummerSlam and WrestleMania, plus many WWF/WCW entrance themes for wrestlers the likes of Shawn Michaels, Honky Tonk Man, The Hart Foundation, Dusty Rhodes, Ted DiBiase, Hulk Hogan and nWo Wolfpac.
The new DVD will feature a unique “shoot” interview with Jimmy Hart, all about aspects of his musical career. It promises to cover Hart’s time with The Gentrys in the 60’s with discussion on touring with Dick Clark, touring with the Beach Boys, and other stories on the road.
Working with Jerry Lawler on his albums, writing music for Memphis Wrestling, then all things music in the WWF and WCW will be on there too. You’ll hear about the songwriting process, getting demos approved by Vince McMahon, and what it was like recording vocals with Shawn Michaels, Honky Tonk Man and Hulk Hogan!
As you saw in the trailer, intertwined throughout the interview as a bonus will be intimate performances from Jimmy. For the DVD, he sings his favourite songs that he’s written over the years. “Together” (Macho Man & Elizabeth’s wedding song), “Eat Your Heart Out Rick Springfield”, “All American Boys” and “Rap Is Crap” to name a few.
Jimmy Hart: Keep on Rockin’ releases later this month on November 19, 2013! You can pre-order a copy in time for then over at JimmyHartFilm.com and overseas shipping is available. The official synopsis of the DVD follows below.
Go down memory lane with legendary wrestling personality Jimmy Hart as he recalls his most memorable musical moments throughout his illustrious career including:
– Touring with the Beach Boys in the 60’s
– Memories of Dick Clark
– Writing songs for Jerry Lawler
– Pitching song ideas to Vince McMahon
– Recording in Memphis with the Rougeau Brothers
– Randy Savage & Elizabeth singing their wedding song
– Working in the studio with Shawn Michaels
– What Simon Cowell learned from him
– Hulk Hogan’s Wrestling Boot Band Album
– Curt Hennig’s trouble with the Recording Studio
– And So Much More!
In addition you will be treated to very special performances by Jimmy himself of some of his favorite songs he’s written –
“Cool, Cocky, Bad”, “Eat Your Heart Out Rick Springfield”, “Hulkster in Heaven”, “Together”, “Sexy Boy”, and many others!
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“All American Boys”! One of my all-time fav entrance songs. That song was a big part of the success of the Rougeau heel turn.
I was really surprised to discover that Jimmy Hart had yet to be inducted into the WWE HoF. Considering that he turns 70 on New Year’s Day, he looks great, I’d still like to see it before something unfortunate happens. He was part of what I consider the “Golden Era” of managers, the 1980’s. You had Freddie Blassie, Johnny Valiant, The Grand Wizard, Arnie Skaaland, Mr Fuji, Elizabeth, Captain Lou Albano, Jimmy Hart and of course, the King of The Mountain (at least in my opinion) Bobby Heenen.
He was inducted in 2005.
Not only.is jimmy hart one of the best managers ever (I’d say only Heenan was better) but hes one of the nicest people I’ve met, famous or not.
Pretty cool. Quite a few songs there that Ididn’t know he wrote.
First time I watched the trailer I couldn’t quit laughing but I watched it two more times and thought it was cool. I may get it because of growing up with these entrance themes.
I remember the first time I found out that “Keep on Dancing” was a Jimmy Hart song. I looked it up on YouTube to find out if I had heard the song before and I was shocked to find out it was a song I heard many times on the oldies radio station.
Thanks for the review and info of something non wwe or TNA really appreciate it. Some of my favorite DVD are non mainstream discs (Hereos of World Class, Rodman down under, XWF, AWF and the Chyna porn tape…JK).
Not too interested in this but it’s definitely cool to see it profiled on the site. Nice to see different DVDs in addition to the regular wwe/tna releases.
This looks like a very slick and unique shoot interview.
I love Jimmy Hart but I will pass on this
Seriously? Youtube AGAIN?! I want to watch that video but I can’t because I hate Youtube with a passion. GRRR!
I am approving your YouTube comments for the entertainment. Nothing more.
Dreadful singer (no hate)
No hate but the two comments you’ve left are frankly spreading hate. I think it looks quite interesting and well produced, or I wouldn’t write an article on it. 🙂