Charlie Rich (aka the Silver Fox) sang the saddest songs with a voice of velvet honey. If George Jones was dubbed King of the Broken Hearts, Rich should have been named the Emperor. The man was a country music Jedi. His regal songwriting talents were honored by critics everywhere, but he modestly eschewed the concepts of stardom and fame. Prior to his own hits, Rich was a much wanted session musician playing and singing for the likes of Johnny Cash, Warren Smith, Carl Mann, Ray Smith, Billy Lee Riley, and many others. He also penned "Break Up" for the Killer, Jerry Lee Lewis, as well as "The Ways of a Woman in Love" for Johnny Cash, and "I'm Comin' Home" for Carl Mann, (which was later recorded by none other than the King himself, Elvis Presley). Rich had a way of creating a silk spun country sound by blending the smoother elements of country, jazz, blues, Gospel, Rockabilly, and soul into his own personalized flowing musical textures. Listening to his near weeping voice on songs such as "I Take it on Home," "Don't Put No Headstone on My Grave," or the more commercially successful "The Most Beautiful Girl" gives hope that real music will one day grace the airwaves again. Rich died ... See More
Charlie Rich Concert Films
Legends in Concert
Charlie Rich And Friends
Runtime: 57 minIn this unforgettable television special, we are brought some of the finest performances by some of America's greatest country rock singers. Featuring eighteen greatest songs by Charlie Rich, his charm and unique country-rock sound help to make this an epic performance to watch. Nicknamed 'The Silver Fox' due to his unique charm, Charlie performs hits such as 'Stand By Your Man,' 'Let's Take It Nice And Easy' and 'Behind Closed Doors.' He is accompanied by some of the finest country singers in the industry.
Directors Bayron Binkley, Dennis Glore
Recorded at Church Street Station
You're Lookin' at Country - Legends in Concert
Runtime: 45 minLoretta Lynn, rose to success through the 1960's to '70s, achieving four number one hit singles. She also teamed up with Conway Twitty and together; they gained five number one hits. Zero Records who gave her a recording contract first, spotted the star of country music in 1959, and by 1960 she had made her first hit debut single. This TV extraordinaire includes hits such as 'They Don't Make Em' Like My Daddy,' 'Hey Loretta' and 'Coal Miner's daughter.'
Live At Soundstage
Runtime: 53 minOver the last 50 years, legendary icon, Willie Nelson has continued to be an enduring and compelling presence in music. The troubadour mixes up elements of folk, blues, classic country, western swing, and a little gospel during his versatile Soundstage set.
Displaying a close connection with the audience, Willie and his-eight piece band (featuring a banjo, mandolin, fiddle, steel guitar and more) gather round the stage to highlight songs from his first-ever bluegrass album, produced in collaboration with T-Bone Burnett. Tipping his hat to the genre, Willie puts his stamp on standards like Bob Willis' "Trouble in Mind," Al Dexter's "Pistol Packin' Mama," and the Joe "Red" Hayes and Jock Rhodes classic "Satisfied Mind."
Jerry Lee Lewis and Friends
Jerry Lee Lewis
Runtime: 1 hrJerry Lee Lewis is one of the founding fathers of Rock n Roll. He was one of the original Sun Records quartet along with Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash who between them defined the music of a generation. His recording career has stretched from the mid-50s to the present day and his unique style of piano playing has influenced scores of musicians over the years.This concert, recorded at Londons Hammersmith Apollo in 1989, features the killer in performances of his classic tracks such as Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On, What Id Say, High School Confidential and Great Balls Of Fire all delivered in his own inimitable fashion.Joining him on stage are a great list of guests including Van Morrison, Dave Edmunds, John Lodge, Brian May, Stuart Adamson and Dave Davies.
50 Years Of Hits
Runtime: 1 hr 53 minIn 2004, George Jones celebrated 50 years as a country music legend with a tribute concert recorded for PBS's SOUNDSTAGE program. Hosted by Reba McEntire, the concert presents live performances of Jones's greatest hits by 20 country luminaries, including Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, Kenny Chesney, and Martina McBride.
Runtime: 58 minWaylon Jennings became a country star doing it Nashville's way, but he became a legend doing things his way. Nashville Rebel showcases 18 performances from the iconic outlaw country singer’s career, from 1970 to 1984.
Legends in Concert - The Gentle Man
Runtime: 44 minJames Travis "Jim" Reeves was an American country and popular music singer-songwriter. With records charting from the 1950s to the 1980s, he became well known as a practitioner of the Nashville sound (a mixture of older country-style music with elements of popular music). Known as "Gentleman Jim", his songs continued to chart for years after his death. Reeves died at age 40 in the crash of a private airplane. He is a member of both the Country Music and Texas Country Music Halls of Fame. Jim Reeves performs at his best in this television special, entertaining a delighted audience with twenty one of his most classic, timeless hits. A must watch for lovers of country and western music and includes best selling hits 'Dear Hearts,' 'Have I Told You Lately That I Love You,' 'Bimbo,' 'Gentle People' and many more.