Filmmaker Jamie Meltzer has made a new film titled: "OFF THE CHARTS: The Song-Poem Story". It's a stunning documentary interviewing song-poem writers, producers, musicians and song-poem connoisseurs. It aired on national TV on Feburary 11th, 2003 as part of the PBS series INDEPENDENT LENS. Rebroadcast times will be available here when announced.

NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD from Shout! Factory
release date January 27th, 2004

Click the image to see the film's trailer...

See the PBS web site for Off the Charts

Read Kate Sullivan's article, "Vinyl Fetish", written for the LA Weekly.

As well as the New York Times Piece "Just Plain Folks Write Songs, Too", by Jon Pareles