On this DVD James covers vibrato, stringbending, pick & finger techniques, solo construction, slides steel effects and his trademark chicken pickin’ style.
Instuctional video with interviews. Click here for a short clip from this DVD.
Chronicling Ricky’s evolution from teen sensation to rock star, this documentary includes twenty of his timeless musical performances spanning eight years on the “Ozzie and Harriet” show, plus all-new interviews with his children Tracy, Matthew, Gunnar and Sam, his original guitarist James Burton, and musician Kris Kristofferson.
In depth look at the life of Gram with interviews with Emmylou Harris and Ed Thickner.
The Complete history with many interviews, spread over 5 discs.
Here are priceless performances filmed during the Town Hall Party show, broadcast every Saturday night in the Compton suburb of Los Angeles. On this DVD, Bob Luman performs on shows taped on Sept. 21st & 27th, 1958, as well as Oct. 4th & 25th 1958.
Filmed in black and white against the streamlined art deco stage of the since-demolished Coconut Grove in downtown Los Angeles, the concert is buoyed by a remarkable cast of A-list Orbison fans who signed on as his accompanists. Under the direction of producer T-Bone Burnett, the stage band thus includes Jackson Browne, Burnett, Elvis Costello, k.d. lang, Bonnie Raitt, J.D. Souther, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, and Jennifer Warnes, along with the rhythm section from Elvis Presley’s fabled late ’60s and early ’70s touring band.
Conceived to provide a forum for in- depth discussion and performance with the most interesting artists and personalities of our time, Spectacle: Elvis Costello With… fuses the best of talk and music television. Each of the thirteen one-hour episodes in this complete first season exposes the essence of iconic and influential figures who are given the rare opportunity to speak intelligently and in-depth about music and their careers – how their classic songs were written and why; their experiences; their influences and the creative process overall, revealing new insights about their extraordinary work and lives.
Self-professed “singer of the American West” John Denver shines in this heartfelt, 1995 live concert to benefit the Wildlife Conservation Society.
This superb 5-disc set is the definitive John Denver DVD release. There are three complete live performances with full band from Australia in 1977, Japan in 1981 and England in 1986. These are complemented by a solo acoustic performance from Japan in 1984 and his performances at Farm Aid from 1985, 1987 & 1990. The final disc has two hour long documentaries made by John Denver, his 1990 Earth Day program about environmental issues and his 1972 show about the Bighorn sheep of his beloved Rocky Mountains.
Jerry Lee Lewis
“The Killer” lights it up in London. Jerry Lee Lewis, along with special guest artists, including Van Morrison, Dave Edmunds, John Lodge from the Moody Blues, Brian May of Queen, Dave Davies from the Kinks and many more perform to a sell-out audience in London’s Labatt’s Apollo. 61 minutes.
Muriel Anderson’s world-class guitar events bring top players together for what are always powerful musical evenings. The artists featured here represent a spectrum of styles and sounds, from classical-tinged lyricism to electric blues; from Travis-style thumbpicking to ethereal tapping; from delicate fingerstyle to rockin’ country blues. Here’s an opportunity to witness amazing acoustic and electric guitar performances on an entertaining and awe-inspiring video.
This 1970 concert documentary captures Elvis Presley midway through a fateful transition, seeking to reclaim his musical primacy after a decade of self-imposed exile from concert stages. Sidelined by his big-screen career, eclipsed by rock’s mid-’60s transformations, the King had begun his return two years earlier with the relatively lean attack of his fabled network television appearance, ’68 Comeback Special. Now the Memphis legend was poised to reposition his performing profile by pursuing the top rungs of headliner status in Las Vegas, a career choice that seems even more ephemeral in hindsight than it already did at the time.
This video contains outtake footage from both That’s the Way it Is and Elvis On Tour.
After the solid success of Elvis: That’s the Way It Is, and with his career as a movie actor having reached a standstill, Elvis Presley undertook a second concert documentary. Elvis on Tour trails after the King on a few concert dates in 1972, as he powers through a curious set list that downplays the classic hits in favor of the likes of “Polk Salad Annie” and “Proud Mary.” Rehearsal footage, preshow jitters, and after-hours sessions singing gospel with the gang are included; most revealing is a sequence that follows Elvis off stage and into his waiting limo, where he towels off in exhaustion, cracks a few jokes, and listens to the praise of the entourage.
Two-disc set featuring all the performance material formally shot in conjunction with Elvis’s Aloha from Hawaii television special and the complete concert that was adapted for that special and the complete rehearsal concert performed two days before, with newly remastered sound and picture and in their complete, uncut form for the first time.
The 25th Anniversary concert, recorded live in Memphis.
Recorded in Los Angeles, this 106-minute, 21-song concert features some big names (Keith Richards, Norah Jones) and slightly lesser lights (Lucinda Williams, Dwight Yoakam, Steve Earle, John Doe) performing tunes Parsons wrote and/or recorded before his career was cut short by drug and alcohol problems (executive produced by Parsons’ daughter, Polly, the concert and DVD will help raise funds to battle substance abuse).
Contains the performance of Emmylou Harris and the Hot Band from 1976.
Includes videos of The Shindogs backing British bands.