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An elite group of music documentaries, performance films, and vintage footage!


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Live At The Belasco (DVD)
Mack Avenue, 2014. New Copy
The musical charms of Rahsaan Patterson get a great visual showcase here – during a sweet live set recorded at LA's Belasco Theater – with guest appearances from Lalah Hathaway and Shanice Wilson too! Patterson's a heck of a showman – with a vibrancy that's maybe even stronger ... DVD
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ECM, 2014. New Copy
A really well-done look at the life and music of Charles Lloyd – and a film that's noteworthy not just for its sensitive treatment of the artist, but also for its great use of vintage footage too! The film includes 60s performances from the BBC, Antibes and Newport Jazz Festivals, and other ... DVD
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Stones Throw, 2014. New Copy Blu-Ray & CD
A deep look at one of the hippest, grooviest record labels ever – the mighty Stones Throw! The imprint first got its start in the realm of hip hop – particularly key early work from Peanut Butter Wolf – but then went onto a huge range of projects over the years – from funk ... DVD
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Universal (Brazil), 2014. New Copy
Really lovely live work from Marisa Monte – an artist who's kept on making marvelous records over the years – even long after the initial wave of attention that brought her some global fame! This set's got Monte working in a mature mode that's almost in the territory of Gal Costa or ... DVD
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Studio Canal (Brazil), 2013. New Copy
A well-done documentary on the group Os Novos Baianos – one of the best underground ensembles to emerge in the post-Tropicalia years of Brazil, but one that we've always known very little about! This film corrects that lack, and serves up over an hour's worth of footage, interviews, and ... DVD
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PDP Productions, 2014. New Copy
The cover's a bit acid house, but the package is pure electric slide all the way through – with an introduction to the new "Happy Slide" on the Chicago scene – plus full instructions to doing the dance, and even a final performance of the slide in a group! DVD
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PDP Productions, 2006. New Copy
Chicago stepping taken to the next level – in this great follow up DVD to the first Chicago Steppers package! This one's actually a lot better done than the first one – better production values, better image quality, and an overall more classy level of presentation – all of which ... DVD
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Universal (Brazil), 2013. New Copy
One of the best albums we've heard from Milton Nascimento in years – and a really beautiful live performance that pays tribute to his 5 decades in music! The performance has a crisp, personal quality we don't always hear in Milton's studio work these days – and the band worked with ... DVD
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Daptone, 2013. New Copy
A great documentary that tells the amazing tale of Charles Bradley – a singer who didn't peak until he hit his 60s – surviving life in the projects to emerge as one of the best soul vocalists in many years! We've loved Bradley's work for Daptone – and have raved about his records ... DVD
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Chicago Steppers, 1999. New Copy DVD
Recent grooves, but often done with a richly classic feel – one that recalls the waning years of the Chicago Soul scene at the start of the 80s! The package is an effort from the re-activated Chi-Sound label – and it takes up where Carl Davis modern soul imprint left off – a ... DVD
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Carta De Amor (DVD)
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2013. New Copy
Right from the start, Maria Bethania showed herself as an artist who could almost shine better in a live setting than a studio one – from her early records, to famous albums that helped define the sound of MPB, to recent gems like this one – which has the singer still very much at the ... DVD
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Universal (Brazil), 2013. New Copy DVD
Amazing sounds from Gal Costa – a brilliant live album that follows strongly in the mode of her Recanto studio album! Like that set, this one features Gal in the most experimental style she's used in years – bits of electronics and contemporary underground modes layered in with her ... DVD
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PDP Productions, 2013. New Copy
A very detailed entry in the Chicago Steppers series of DVDs – which seems to get even more instructional with each new release! This one includes bits on "Wobble", "Superbad", "Go Head", "Biker Shuffle", "AV Jazzy", "Slo Lou", ... DVD
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PDP Productions, 2008. New Copy
One of the most low-budget Steppers videos we've ever seen – but a DVD that promises to teach you three of the newly-emerging "slide" dances on the Chicago scene! The camera work isn't that fancy, and the dancers are all pretty casual – but when they get down to business, ... DVD
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PDP Productions, 2013. New Copy
Just when you thought it was safe to go back on the dancefloor, Chicago's cooked up a whole new set of slides – presented here by Vernita Smith and her lovely Velvet Dancers! The set follows in the same format of some of our other Chicago Steppers DVDs – a bit home-made in terms of ... DVD
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Beat (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy
A special set of documentary material on the legendary Emanuelle film series from the 70s – filled with a wealth of information on the movies, the music, and the sexy lass herself! The DVD features four separate shorter pieces – one a documentary on director Joe D'Amto, another a ... DVD
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PDP Productions, 2011. New Copy
The Chicago steppers scene hits the junior crowd – and comes up with a host of simpler slides for younger dancers! The package is billed as being for kids, but actually works well for anyone who finds some of the more complicated steps too difficult (like us, if you've ever seen us on the ... DVD
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PDP Productions, 2008. New Copy DVD/CD
One of the most low-budget Steppers videos we've ever seen – but a DVD that promises to teach you three of the newly-emerging "slide" dances on the Chicago scene! The camera work isn't that fancy, and the dancers are all pretty casual – but when they get down to business, ... DVD
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Sambabook Martinho Da Vila (DVD)
Som Livre (Brazil), 2013. New Copy
The music of Martinho Da Vila – served up here with the help of a huge amount of contemporaries and admirers – including Joao Bosco, Joao Donato, Ana Costa, Elza Soares, Paulinho Da Viola, Paula Lima, Ne Matogrosso, Leci Brandao, Fernanda Abreu, and many others – plus some work by ... DVD
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Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2012. New Copy
An incredible live album from Chico Buarque – one that really grabs us right from the start, and holds us rapt in ways that go far beyond the boundaries of language! Chico's recent albums have all been pretty darn great, but there's really something special to this set – a perfect ... DVD
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Discobertas (Brazil), 1992. New Copy
The legendary Brazilian vocal group – caught live on the Ensaio TV program! The performance is from much later years in the Golden Boys' history – far from the time of their 60s hits – but the vocals are still wonderful, and captured here with an intimacy that really lives up to ... DVD
 
Updated October 21, 2014


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