MEMPHIS takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated 1950s, where a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun (Chad Kimball, Tony nominee for Best Male Lead in a musical) fell in love with everything he shouldn t: rock n roll and an electrifying black singer (Montego Glover, Tony nominee for Best Female Lead in a musical). MEMPHIS is an original story about the cultural revolution that erupted when his vision met her voice, and the music changed forever. Bursting off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love, this incredible journey is filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock 'n' roll. Also starring Derrick Baskin, J. Bernard Calloway, James Monroe Iglehart, Michael McGrath and Cass Morgan.
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Manufacturer: Sony Legacy
Live at Madison Square Garden was shot in July 2000 at Madison Square Garden in New York City on their sold-out "No Strings Attached" tour. This program includes live performances of the smash hits "Bye Bye Bye," "It's Gonna Be Me" and "This I Promise You" among many other favorites. Here's the full 90-minute show that 'N Sync performed live on HBO at Madison Square Garden in July 2000, including footage of fans outside the Garden before the show telling the camera how much they want to meet their idols. The taped show itself is flashy and professional, full of costume changes and allowing each Sync singer his own lead as they work their way through more than a dozen of their hits, including "It's Gonna Be Me," "Space Cowboy," and of course "Bye Bye Bye." Still, for a group that prides itself on its mildly hip-hop dance styles, the camera work is surprisingly slipshod when it comes to capturing the five boy-toys dancing in unison. The perfect gift for that 13-year-old girl in your life. --Marshall Fine
A FASCINATING LOOK AT ONE OF THE TOP AMERICAN MUSIC ARTS OF THE 1970S. FEATURES RARE PERFORMANCES, EXTENSIVE ARCHIVAL MATERIAL, EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW SEGMENTS AND MUCH MORE. When Karen Carpenter died on February 4, 1983 at the age of 32, more than one generation mourned. Karen and her brother, Richard, had achieved monumental success as purveyors of soft-rock soulfulness, aided by their wholesome, wistful looks. After all, these were the hard-rocking, disco-throbbing '70s, yet with classics like "Close to You," "Rainy Days and Mondays," and "We've Only Just Begun," the pair blurred the lines of musical class. But no one knew--or at least talked about--Karen's debilitating bouts of bulimia and ongoing battle against the ravaging effects of anorexia. Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters is more a gracious memento than a documentary and presents a rather biased view, heavily influenced by Richard's opinion and commentary. Beginning with the duo's early major success, winning a Battle of the Bands at the Hollywood Bowl, it's a quick trip through the salad years including the first record deal with Herb Alpert's A&M Records. Alpert calls his initial listen to the Carpenters' demo tape "love at first hear." That appears to be true for everyone who came into contact with them, as band members, songwriters Burt Bacharach and Paul Williams, and singer Petula Clark readily testify. The hits and the TV specials are reviewed, too, but something feels missing from this glimpse, which b...
Manufacturer: Shout! Factory / Timeless Media
CLASSIC COUNTRY VIDEODisc One 1. Porter Wagoner 2. Tammy Wynette 3. Jimmy Dean 4. Jerry Lee Lewis 5. Bobby Bare 6. Gail Davies 7. Johnny Tillotson 8. Kenny Price 9. Gus Hardin 10. TG Sheppard 11. Dottie West 12. Charlie Rich Disc Two 14. Bobby Borchers 15. Razzy Bailey 16. Tanya Tucker 17. Earl Thomas Conley 18. Mel Tillis 19. Gene Watson 20. Ronnie McDowell 21. Connie Smith 22. Bellamy Brothers 23. Tex Williams 24. Lee Greenwood 25. Ed Bruce 26. Osmond Brothers Disc Three 27. Dave Rowland and Sugar 28. George Jones 29. Boxcar Willie 30. Tom T. Hall 31. Mickey Gilley 32. Kathy Mattea 33. Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass 34. Mel McDaniel 35. Gary Morris 36. Ronny Robbins 37. Barbara Fairchild 38. Leon Everette Disc Four 39. Faron Young 40. Rex Allen Jr. 41. Rex Allen Sr. 42. Bertie Higgins 43. Eddie Raven 44. Moe Bandy 45. Helen Cornelius 46. David Frizzle 47. Freddy Fender 48. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 49. Frenchie Burke 50. Patty Loveless Special DVD Extra: Roots of Country This documentary takes you inside the history of America's music, using rare archival performance footage and interviews with country music celebrities and fans. Color.
You've heard the Carpenters' greatest hits, but have you seen them? This DVD brings you the first-ever collection of Carpenters videos, featuring their #1 songs (They Long to Be) Close to You; Top of the World , and Please Mr. Postman plus their Top 10 hits We've Only Just Begun; Superstar; Rainy Days and Mondays , and nine more. Great remastered sound and video! It's a measure of the ongoing popularity of Karen and Richard Carpenter that the 2002 release of this video collection in DVD format comes nearly 20 years after Karen's death. The duo's heyday mostly preceded the MTV age, so this 15-song, 55-minute anthology is a bit of a visual hodgepodge, composed of still photos, footage from TV shows and concerts, promo clips, fleeting attempts at conceptual videos, and other weirdness (film of Carpenters albums being pressed on the assembly line? Hey, whatever). You'll see an array of bad haircuts and outfits and a whole lot of lip-syncing, but in the end, it's the music that counts. And the Carpenters' signature sound, with its brilliant arrangements, its lush harmonies, and Karen's exquisite alto voice, was easy-listening pop at its finest. If nothing else, Carpenters: Gold offers another chance to hear that music in all its glory. --Sam Graham