Corinne Bailey Rae
Corinne Bailey Rae grew up in Leeds, England, and started singing at church at an early age. "People think it must have been a gospel church because of the whole, you know, black assumption," she says in her bio, in reference to her mixed race background. "But it wasn't gospel at all," she adds. "Just your regular brethren church -- very middle class." Singing in church allowed Rae to develop her talent and broaden her tastes in music, and when her youth leader offered to buy her an electric guitar she jumped at the chance. Rae put the violin she had been playing down and took up the guitar with a vengeance. With a burgeoning love for Led Zeppelin to inspire her, she decided that writing her own music was the key to her future. So when the 15-year-old first heard noisy, female-fronted bands such as Veruca Salt and L7, she immediately wanted in. Enter Helen. Rae and her teenage cohorts may not have been great at picking band names, but they knew how to rock. The group cultivated a large, loyal following and eventually record labels came a-calling. Having signed to Roadrunner Records, Rae felt she had finally fulfilled her destiny. But when the bassist told the band she was pregna... See More
Corinne Bailey Rae Concert Films
Live in London & New York
Corinne Bailey Rae
Runtime: 59 minCiting influences as diverse as Björk, Erykah Badu, and L7, Corinne Bailey Rae burst onto the music scene in 2006 with her self-titled debut. These two concerts include fan favorites from the singer-songwriter, including performances of the simple "Like A Star" and the sultry "I'd Like To. " LIVE IN CONCERT LONDON & NEW YORK also features videos for four of her singles, including "Put Your Records On" and "Trouble Sleeping. "
Corinne Bailey Rae Top Tracks
Comin' from Where I'm From: Live & More
Runtime: 1 hr 34 minThis uplifting, emotional performance, shot live in Atlanta in 2004, features Anthony Hamilton at his best. It also takes a journey with Anthony back to his hometown of Charlotte, NC.
Guitar Center Sessions
Runtime: 55 minAn intimate concert and interview with pop singer-songwriter, Colbie Caillat. Performances include Fallin' for You, I Do, Favorite Song, and Bubbly. With host, Nic Harcourt.
Live From Philadelphia
Runtime: 2 hr 10 minLive from Philadelphia further cements John Legend's reputation as a great live performer. The album features 19 soulful performances including tracks from Legend’s first two albums and a duet with Corinne Bailey Rae on "Where Is The Love."
In Session Soundcheck 2009
Runtime: 32 minAward-winning singer/songwriter India Arie marries romance and politics in her fourth album. This amazing live performance at Soundcheck mesmerizes with a stirring set, that includes the singles 'Chocolate High,' 'Therapy,' and a stunning Sade cover.
Live at Soundstage
Runtime: 54 minIf Eye To the Telescope introduced a bold new talent, KT Tunstall's Acoustic Extravaganza confirms that the Scottish singer is no fluke. Whether stripping down tracks from her platinum debut--nominated for both a Grammy and Britain's coveted Mercury Prize--or taking on Beck's tender "Golden Age," it's all about the Voice and the Voice is good. While Telescope elicited comparisons to Joni Mitchell and Bjork, in acoustic mode, Tunstall sounds more like countryman Rod Stewart back when he was fronting the Faces. She's got that soulful thing down to a science, but there's nothing affected about it, and she never pushes too hard. Ten years of busking can do that for a girl (it's how she learned to use a loop pedal to duplicate the sound of a full band). Originally only available through her website, Acoustic Extravaganza doesn't include hit singles "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" and "Suddenly I See," the theme from The Devil Wears Prada, but then it isn't a greatest hits collection. Recorded in two days, th set consists primarily of non-LP material, like the angry "Ashes," plus the featurette Five Go to Skye (Making the Album). The parental advisory warning ("explicit content") refers to the profanity in "Ashes." Otherwise, there's nothing objectionable going on here.
Live at Soundstage
Runtime: 56 minMind, Body & Soul Sessions features R&B phenom Joss Stone live in concert in 2004. Recorded at New York's Irving Plaza, the show begins with an introduction by the legendary Betty Wright, who co-produced the Brit's stunning debut, The Soul Sessions, and co-wrote several songs on the second, Mind, Body & Soul. The barefoot singer then gets down to business, performing a solid selection of material from both albums, including "Super Duper Love" from the first and "You Had Me" from the follow-up. Stone receives strong support from a tight band, distinguished by powerful drummer Caesar Griffin.
Runtime: 60 minAmy Winehouse was one of the most discussed singer-songwriters of her generation. Her soulful voice won her critical acclaim, scores of awards and fans from all walks of life, while her turbulent and decadent lifestyle made her an irresistible target for the press. In a time when photographs of Amy Winehouse in many states dominated the front pages, each new picture surpassing the last, as she appeared to incrementally crumble under the cocktail that was the magnitude of her success, it was her unique and heartfelt music that touched the hearts of millions of fans. Share her legacy.
The Diary of Alicia Keys
Runtime: 1 hrAlicia Keys achieved instant success in 2001 with her debut album Songs In A Minor. A No.1 album in the US and No.6 in the UK it has sold in millions around the world. The album won a Grammy for Best R&B Album and there were three Grammys for the song Fallin, including Song Of The Year. In addition Alicia Keys won the Grammy for Best New Artist, an extraordinary haul for such a young performer. In 2003 her second album, The Diary Of Alicia Keys, was released and again took the US No.1 spot. The album was followed by a tour that visited Europe, Asia, Africa and of course America, with sell out concerts wherever she went. This program follows Alicia Keys at home and on tour across 2003/4. There are interviews with Alicia in different locations, performance footage from early in her career and live footage from the tour. There are backstage exclusives and extended segments of Alicia in Monte Carlo and on her first trip to Africa and a behind the scenes look at the filming of the video for Girlfriend. It is a candid portrait of her feelings and experiences all told in her own words and with her full co-operation.
Live at Soundstage
Runtime: 54 minSinger-songwriter-performer Macy Grays unique voice is instantly recognizable as one of the most distinctive in all of pop music. Gray earned a Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for her 1999 hit single, I Try, which also received nominations for Song of the Year and Record of the Year. Her debut album On How Life Is went on to sell more than 7 million copies worldwide.