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Mode, Mid 60s. New Copy
Two amazing films that were originally done for French Television in the 60s – as part of a series put together by Luc Ferrari to focus on the giants of 20th Century serious music! The DVD features two different shows, both pretty incredible – the first, a series of rehearsals for ... DVD
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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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Shout Factory, 1968. New Copy
A legendary concert from the Godfather Of Soul – James Brown's monumental performance in Boston on the day after the shooting of Martin Luther King – credited with holding back riots in the city! The DVD presents the full classic concert in its entirety – along with additional ... 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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Omnivore, 1994. New Copy
The mid 90s Big Star revival – captured live at the New Daisy Theatre, on Beale Street – and the only professionally captured Big Star live performance of any era! This era of Big Star is led by group founders Alex Chilton and Jody Stephens, backed by Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow of ... DVD
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Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2013. New Copy
Beautiful live work from this totally great Brazilian collective – a group who's large enough to win the Orquesta in their name, but who work together with a cohesiveness that's more in a small group mode! The vocals alone are totally great – sung in a shifting lineup that includes ... DVD
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Studio Canal (Brazil), 1994. New Copy
Some of the greatest Gal Costa work we've heard from the 90s – a live TV performance done in the intimate style of the Ensaio program, featuring Gal with very spare small combo backing, in a mode that's quite different than any of her records from the time! There's a spontaneity here that's ... DVD
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Sony (Brazil), 2014. New Copy
A really lovely live performance from Gilberto Gil – and one that follows in the same stripped-down mode as his excellent Gilberto's Samba album! The format here is wonderful – a real return to greatness for Gil, as he plays acoustic guitar and sings, with just a bit of extra backing ... 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
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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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Studio Canal (Brazil), 1990. New Copy
A beautifully recorded performance by Baden Powell – done for Brazilian TV in 1990, and mostly featuring close camera focus on his vocals and guitar! The concert's a solo outing, done in that fragile mode that Baden used during the last decade of his life – a slightly-dimmed version of ... DVD
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Studio Canal (Brazil), 1974. New Copy
Cartola makes a wonderful appearance on the Ensaio TV show – proving to be a perfect fit for the relaxed, intimate nature of the program! Given that most of Cartola's samba work of the 70s is already quite personal, the up-close nature of Ensaio's filming only brings that aspect out even ... DVD
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Studio Canal (Brazil), 1991. New Copy
Tom Ze's performance for the Ensaio TV show in the early 90s – a bit straighter than some of his recorded work, but still pretty darn great! As with other shows in the series, Tom is presented here in a spontaneous live setting – working with small group backing that includes three ... DVD
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Sublime Frequencies, 2014. New Copy
A brilliant visual document on the Javanese gamelon – directed by someone who's a gamelon musician himself! The DVD features two segments, both great – and both of which really get at the unique qualities of Java's approach to the instrument. The first section is titled "Sekaten&q ... 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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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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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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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, 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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Aagoo, 2014. Used
Cryptozoon Quadraphonic Mix For Ins-Grm (52:41)/Cryptozoon Stereophonic Mix (54:07) – playable on CD & DVD. CD
 
Updated March 03, 2015


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