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Peoples Potential, Late 80s. New Copy
Rare performance footage from the great George Smallwood – a 30 minute program that was originally done for cable access TV, but which still has all the charm of Smallwood's records at their best! Like those recordings, the style here is decidedly low-fi – but George has a way of ... DVD
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Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1999. New Copy
An overstuffed document of the genius of Baden Powell – the Brazilian guitarist who first came to fame in the bossa nova years, then went on to a long career in Europe as well! The DVD is three hours long, and features three distinct passages – one solo concert that features Powell ... DVD
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Shout Factory, 2014. New Copy
The Memphis sound comes back in all its glory here – in this well-done documentary that looks at the classic legacy of the city's scene, and the role of Stax, Hi Records, and other important labels – then follows a mixture of classic and contemporary talents through the recording ... DVD
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Mug Shot, 1980. New Copy
A well-done documentary of Sun Ra & The Arkestra – shot at the end of the 70s, with a huge amount of material collected from the Philadelphia scene, plus other east coast performances – all at a time when the group was working very far from the mainstream! Later in the 80s, Ra ... DVD
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Mug Shot, 1982. New Copy
Gil Scott-Heron in the prime of his career – captured here in a well-done documentary from 1982, which features a fair bit of live performances with his Midnight Band! The film was commissioned by Channel 4 in the UK, and comes across with a very sensitive look at Gil – easily one of ... DVD
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Star Vista, 1983. New Copy 3DVD
A classic US television special celebration of Motown Records – which originally aired on NBC on May 16, 1983 – hosted by Richard Pryor! Motown At 25 was landmark event for a number of reasons -including reunions of The Supremes, The Miracles and The Jackson 5, and spotlight features ... DVD
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MPS (Germany), 2000. New Copy
The last-ever concert from the legendary Brazilian guitarist Baden Powell – recorded live in Berlin with a sound that not only gets at his wonderfully vivid approach to acoustic guitar, but which also showcases his magnetic power in the spotlight as well! Baden provides a bit of introduction ... DVD
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Fonoplay (Brazil), 2006. New Copy
Always-lovely work from the Quarteto Em Cy – four ladies who still harmonize beautifully together, even in recent recordings like this! The set features the quartet working their way through a set of familiar classics, plus a few lesser-known numbers – most from either Dorival Caymmi ... DVD
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Studio Canal (Brazil), 2004. New Copy
A wonderful live performance – by one of the greatest global soul stars working today! Brazil's Ed Motta has a sound and a soul that's far more than just contemporary R&B – and over the past few years, he's matured tremendously as an artist – working at a level that ranks him ... DVD
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Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2014. New Copy
Some of the coolest, most compelling work we've heard in years from Wanda Sa – a very spare, stripped-down session that really gets back to the roots of her music from the 60s! Wanda Sa has been reviving her bossa sound for the past decade or more, but most of those recordings often have a ... DVD
 
Updated February 13, 2016


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