If George Clinton had a nickel for every hip-hop act that sampled "Atomic Dog," he could corner the market in piggy banks. A studio pioneer, Clinton mixed Screaming Jay Hawkins' outrageousness, Jimi Hendrix's psychedelic blues, James Brown's grooves, Sly Stone's Funk-Rock and Sun Ra's wacky genius into one big, throbbing mass of Electro-Funk. His Parliament/Funkadelic groups hit the 1970s with all the force of the oil embargo and Watergate combined. Clinton was a big name in black markets but his success didn't carry over to white audiences busy grooving to Seals and Crofts -- even solo, "Atomic Dog" only hit 101 on the pop charts! Today, his considerable back catalog is scooped up by legions of converts, eager to hear the man who makes Prince seem as funky as Perry Como.
Live at Montreux
Runtime: 1 hr 42 minIsaac Hayes is one of the most influential and respected figures in Black American music. In a career that dates back to the start of the sixties he has had top selling singles, released ground breaking albums, composed the Grammy and Oscar winning film score for "Shaft", supplied the voice of Chef in "South Park" and written innumerable hit songs for other artists. Isaac Hayes has made several appearances at Montreux but this one, his most recent appearance from 2005, undoubtedly captures him at his very best with trademark performances of all his best-known tracks.
North Sea Jazz Festival
Runtime: 1 hr 47 minThis DVD vividly captures all the excitement and energy of one of Boots's spectacular stage shows. Filmed at the Northsea Jazz Festival in 1998, it features hits and stage favourites from his time fronting his own bands as well as from his P-Funk days with Parliament and Funkadelic. Track listing: Mothership Connection (Star Child); Ahh! ... The Name Is Bootsy, Baby; Bootsy? (What s The Name Of This Town?); Psychoticbumpschool; Keep Dah Funk Alive 4-1995; Party-Lick-A-Bles; Funk Express Card; I m Leaving U (Go, Gotta Go); Who-Ya-Hey; Bernie s In And Outro; Funkentelechy; One Nation Under A Groove; Roto-Rooter; Good-n-Nasty; Save What s Mine For Me; I d Rather Be With You; Do The Freak; A Sacred Place (R.I.P.); Stretchin Out (In A Rubber Band); Touch Somebody; Night Thumpasourus People.
Live at Montreux
Runtime: 1 hr 11 minSoul Brother No.1, The Godfather Of Soul, Mr Dynamite. All titles that have been applied to James Brown over the years. A hugely influential figure in black American music he was a driving force in the development of soul music in the early sixties and funk in the early seventies. He has had more R n B hits in the US than any other artist and has charted singles in countries around the world.
Runtime: 45 minIn recent times, music lovers have been confounded with the tragic and shocking news that some of their most beloved stars had passed away in controversial circumstances. The music world has again been stunned by the sudden and tragic news that Prince, the legendary musician, died at his home in Minneapolis at the age of just 57, and it was recently confirmed the singer died of an opioid overdose. He was one of the most naturally gifted artists of all time, and also one of the most mysterious. In the Eighties, at a time when other megastars such as Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, and Madonna, were delivering an album every three years or so, Prince remained prolific to an almost inhuman degree. A byproduct of his inexhaustible output was Prince's tendency toward wayward, self-indulgent career moves that sometimes alienated even his most ardent supporters. His influence is unparalleled, and his legacy will live on through his inspirational music. In this fascinating documentary, we take an in depth look into the life and times of one of music’s greatest performers…Prince.