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George Benson

Year: 2007

Runtime: 01:29:14

George Benson is one of the great live performers and this concert filmed at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast captures him at his very best. With guest appearances from the Crusaders Joe Sample, the BBC Big Band and members of the Ulster Orchestra, George reels off all his classic hits including: Love x Love, Turn Your Love Around, Never Give Up On A Good Thing, In Your Eyes, Give Me The Night and more.

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Blues, Jazz, Soul

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    Year: 2004

    Runtime: 1 hr 15 min

    An extraordinary gathering of top musical stars appears in this live concert, celebrating the musical heritage of New Orleans. Aaron Neville and The Neville Brothers, Keith Richards, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, The Dirty Dozen Band, The Dixie Cups, and others appear; songs include "Fire on the Bayou," "Southern Nights," "Chapel of Love," "Trick Bag," "Tiptina," and many more.

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  • Beautiful Noise

    Jeff Healey And The Wiz

    Year: 2005

    Runtime: 57 min

    Originally recorded for the Canadian TV show "A Beautiful Noise" (Toronto - January 2006), this programance includes additional interview and musical footage. Healey, playing trumpet and guitar, leads his excellent band The Jazz Wizards forward into musical history. As always, he delivers jazz from the past with humor, respect for the tradition, and a contemporary attitude. Healey gained worldwide fame as a stunningly original rock/blues guitarist. His passion, however, was the infectious and joyful music from the classic jazz era - the days when Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Louis Armstrong and Bix Beiderbecke ruled the music world.

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  • Diane Schuur & Count Basie Orchestra

    Diane Schuur

    Year: 1991

    Runtime: 51 min

    Recorded in England in 1992, LIVE AT THE BREWHOUSE finds the Kenny Drew Trio lending their piano-driven bebop style to classics such as "Hushabye," "Saint Thomas," and "It Might As Well Be Spring." Supported by the legendary Count Basie Orchestra, jazz vocalist Diane Schuur performs a 1987 Hollywood concert that includes standards such as "Only You," "I Love You Porgy," "Travelin' Light," and many more.

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  • Live: The Real Deal

    Buddy Guy

    Year: 1995

    Runtime: 55 min

    Buddy Guy Live: The Real Deal features the legendary bluesman in a special set at his own Chicago club, Buddy Guy’s Legends, with guitarist G.E. Smith and The Saturday Night Live Band.

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  • I Can't Stand the Rain

    Ann Peebles

    Year: 1998

    Runtime: 46 min

    This performance was recorded at Belgium's renowned Lokerse Feesten in 1996. As well as the classic 'I Can't Stand The Rain', the concert includes an awesome version of the autobiographical 'St. Louis Woman (With A Memphis Melody)'. She is best known for her inspirational recording of 'I Can't Stand The Rain', a 1974 classic which no less an icon than John Lennon described as "the greatest single ever." That clearly puts Ann Peebles right up there with soul divas like Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight, and while the amount of her recorded work doesn't match up to theirs, it's hardly quantity that we're counting. This is all about quality and Ann Peebles has that aplenty.

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  • Live in Montreux

    Jeff Healey

    Year: 1998

    Runtime: 56 min

    Captured here for the first time ever is the Jeff Healey Band's 1999 performance at Montreux. Featuring 10 songs from their set, the band (Healey, Joe Rockman on bass, Pat Rush guitar, and Tom Stephen on drums) whips the crowd into a frenzy with a high energy, minute blues jam. Included in this set are the show opening "My Little Girl", their cover The Doors "Roadhouse Blues" (featured in the movie "Roadhouse") and perhaps their well known song, "Angel Eyes", which was a Top 10 smash in the US in 1988. As a bonus, fans are treated to 4 tracks from their 1997 Montreux appearance at Stravinski Hall.

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  • Live in London & New York

    Corinne Bailey Rae

    Year: 2006

    Runtime: 59 min

    Citing 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. "

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  • Live at Montreux

    Mink DeVille

    Year: 2004

    Runtime: 1 hr 6 min

    Willy DeVille is the founder, leader and principal songwriter of the band Mink DeVille. The band came out of the mid-70s New York punk scene, but first broke worldwide with their 1977 hit Spanish Stroll. Their music belied their punk roots and mixed soul with R & B, blues and Cajun influences. The band continued to release albums until the mid-80s when Willy began to perform and record under his own name. His solo single Storybook Love was nominated for an Oscar after it appeared in the film The Princess Bride.
    Filmed at the Paradiso in Amsterdam in autumn 2005, Live In The Lowlands is the first-ever live program from Willy DeVille. The show took place on the tour for his most recent album, Crow Jane Alley, and includes performances that span both his solo career and his years with Mink DeVille.

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  • Live From London

    Dr. John & Chris Barber

    Year: 1982

    Runtime: 55 min

    Live From London presents legendary musician Dr. John and the Chris Barber Jazz And Blues Band performing at the famous Marquee Club as part of the club’s 25th anniversary celebrations. His distinctive voice, songwriting talents and musicianship have earned Dr. John five Grammy Awards and booked his place in the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. This wonderfully upbeat and energetic performance includes the classic tracks New Stack-A-Lee, Little Liza Jane, Memories Of Smiley and many more.

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  • Legends in Concert

    Duke Ellington

    Year: 1932

    Runtime: 43 min

    Jazz Legends - Duke Ellington and His Orchestra (1929-1943) by Duke Ellington, includes a series of short films made in Hollywood featuring Ellington performing his biggest hits: Black And Tan (1929) directed by Dudley Murphy; Check and Double Check (1930) directed by Melville Brown; Symphony in Black (1934) directed by Fred Waller; Paramount Pictoral No.889 (1937); The Hit Parade of 1937; and RKO Jamboree No.7 (1943) directed by Jay Bonafield. .

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  • Live at Montreux 1975-1993

    Etta James

    Year: 2012

    Runtime: 1 hr 4 min

    In the words of Ben Fong-Torres:
    Etta James, who passed away in 2012, was such a magnetic singer and presence that she was a semi-regular at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, which is pretty selective about its bills. After her crack band opens with a couple, including “Hold On, I’m Coming,” James kills on “I’d Rather Go Blind,” “I Just Wanna Make Love to You,” and several more. “Come to Mama,” indeed!

    Etta James made many appearances at the Montreux Jazz Festival across her long and distinguished career from her first concert in 1975 through to her last in 2008. This film focuses on the concert from 1993 when she was at her absolute peak and complements it with selected tracks from many other Montreux appearances. It features many of her best loved tracks and songs that she is particularly associated with. Etta James was one of the most respected performers of her generation. In a career stretching over 60 years she was inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame and the Blues Hall Of Fame, won 3 Grammys and received many more nominations and was named Female Blues Artist Of The Year on no less than 14 occasions. Sadly, Etta James passed away after a long illness in January 2012 and this film is a fitting tribute to one of the greatest female vocalists of the 20th century.

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  • Rock and Roll Party Honoring Les Paul

    Jeff Beck

    Year: 2010

    Runtime: 1 hr 27 min

    Filmed on 9 June 2010 at the Irridium Jazz Club in New York City, forever associated with the legendary Les Paul, this Film captures Jeff Beck celebrating the great man with a selection of Les Paul songs and other great rock 'n' roll tracks on what would have been Les Paul’s 95th birthday. Jeff Beck is joined by some very special guests including Imelda May and her band led by Darrel Higham on many of the tracks plus appearances by Gary US Bonds, Brian Setzer and Trombone Shorty. The intimate setting puts you right there in the audience for a performance featuring stunning musicianship and truly great songs.

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  • Comin Home

    Janis Joplin

    Year: 1966

    Runtime: 34 min

    This classic performance video features live material including "Comin' Home," "Piece of My Heart," "Down On Me"and others.

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  • Live On the Queen Mary

    Hugh Laurie

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 1 hr 24 min

    In 2013, a dream came true for Hugh Laurie when he took to the stage in the magnificent Art Deco surroundings of the famous liner Queen Mary, now moored permanently at Longbeach, California. The show combines tracks from both of his hugely successful blues albums, "Let Them Talk" from 2011 (UK #2) and the recently released "Didn't It Rain" (UK #3), along with other musical gems. Hugh Laurie leads on vocals, piano and guitar and is supported by the Copper Bottom Blues Band, a fantastic group of musicians and singers. His engaging personality and skilful playing make for a perfect evening of sublime blues in a wonderfully intimate setting.

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  • AVO Session

    Imany

    Year: 2012

    Runtime: 1 hr 9 min

    Nadia Mladjao, better known by her stage name Imany, is an Afro-soul singer. She was born in Martigues, in a family from the Comoros Islands[1] in 1979. Her stage name, Imany (Imani) means faith in Swahili.
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  • AVO Session

    Katie Melua

    Year: 2012

    Runtime: 1 hr 15 min

    Accomplished singer-songwriter Katie Melua makes her second appearance at the AVO SESSION festival. She presents her new, mysterious and profound album «Secret Symphony». Like the rain of gold and platinum with her earlier albums,
    this album has been at the top of the charts for many weeks. It shows that even superstars have hard times, like Katie Melua with her burnout. Her art was making this crisis into a source of creativity by turning it into new songs. This great music dynamic speaks for the quality of her new works. She mixes pop, jazz and folk intuitively and adeptly, her songs are heartfelt, natural and unpretentious. Pop and poetry don’t get any closer than this - as you will see at this evening at AVO SESSION Basel.

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  • Band in Seattle: Live debut - Concert 110 B

    Nicholas Russel Band

    Year: 2012

    Runtime: 33 min

    The Nicholas Russell Band plays melodic rock with funk grooves and sticky hooks. Nicholas’ songs arise from personal relationships, the ups and downs of a struggling musician, and the many trials of being human. Nicholas Russell, a singer/guitarist/flute player, was born and raised in Seattle. He makes his living composing commercial music for television, radio, sports stadiums, and web videos. For the Nicholas Russell Band, he assembled a crew of A-list, Seattle veterans including Jon Bayless (Heart), Mark Cardenas (Morris Day & The Time), Geoff Saddler (Widow), and Alexis Ames (Echoes). Their performance on “Band In Seattle” includes 13-year-old Caspian Coberly on lead guitar for two numbers. Young Mr. Coberly is already an inspiring musician, playing well beyond his age.

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  • Live at Montreux

    Dr. John

    Year: 1994

    Runtime: 56 min

    Dr. Johns distinctive brand of "voodoo" blues, combining his inventive piano playing, gravely voice and the pure essence of New Orleans, has made him both a much-admired and much-loved character in a career that stretches over 40 years. Dr. John has graced the Montreux stage on six occasions. He decided that this concert from 1995 was the one he most wanted to see released in our Live At Montreux series. It is an exceptional performance and includes classic tracks such as Iko Iko and Right Place, Wrong Time.

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  • Burnin' Down The house

    Etta James & The Roots Band

    Year: 2002

    Runtime: 53 min

    Etta James, and her long time backing band The Roots Band, showcases her ability to take on any genre and conquer it. In Burning Down The House she goes from the sultry jazz of At Last to the RocknRoll of I Just Wanna Make Love to You, to the deep blues of Id Rather Go Blind to the funk of You Can Leave Your Hat On.

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  • Live in Munich

    Miles Davis

    Year: 1988

    Runtime: 1 hr 2 min

    For more than 50 years, trumpeter/bandleader Miles Davis was a major innovator of cool, modal, avant-garde, and fusion jazz styles. This program captures Davis's band: alto saxophonist/flutist Kenny Garrett, Keyboardists Robert Irving III and Adam Holzmann, lead bassist Joseph "Foley" McCreary, and bassist Benjamin Rietveld, percussionist Marilyn Mazur, and drummer Ricky Wellman, live in Munich, Germany on July 10th, 1988. With these musicians' sympathetic and syncopated support, Davis's trademarked Harmon-muted trumpet tones dance and trance over the combo's supple electric swing. Throughout the concert, Davis glides across the stage with the elegance and power of a dancer and a fighter, huddling with his sidemen to play and share a phrase. Interview snippets with Davis feature the trumpeter frankly discussing his other passion, artwork. All told, Miles in Munich shows that the man called "Prince of Darkness" was full of artistic light near the end of his creative life.

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  • I'd Rather Go Live

    Stan Webb's Chicken Shack

    Year: 2003

    Runtime: 1 hr 28 min

    During the summer of 2004, Chicken Shack enthralled a packed audience at the venue in the south of England where this DVD concert footage was filmed.

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  • Hymns For Peace: Live at Montreux 2004

    Carlos Santana

    Year: 2003

    Runtime: 59 min

    On July 15 2004, Santana took to the stage in Montreux accompanied by a stunning line-up of guests to perform a concert of songs about peace and understanding that they dubbed Hymns For Peace. Joining the regular Santana line-up in the band were Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ravi Coltrane and Idrissa Diop with further guest appearances through the night from Angelique Kidjo, Barbara Morrison, Patti Austin, Sylver Sharp, Steve Winwood and Nile Rodgers.

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  • 70th Birthday Concert

    John Mayall

    Year: 2003

    Runtime: 2 hr 3 min

    Liverpools Kings Dock on July 19 2003 was the venue for a long awaited and much anticipated reunion between Eric Clapton and John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. The occasion was both a celebration of John Mayalls 70th year and a fundraiser for Unicef. Also invited to the party were former Bluesbreaker and Rolling Stone Mick Taylor and veteran trombonist Chris Barber. If youre a lover of the blues it doesnt get much better than this. The show ran for around two and a half hours and the film is now presented here in its entirety for the first time.

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  • Live in Montreux 1976

    Nina Simone

    Year: 1975

    Runtime: 1 hr 12 min

    Nina Simone one of the great female vocalists of the 20th Century, made four appearances at the Montreux Festival between 1968 and 1990. This film features the whole of the performance from 1976 as the main item, which is supplemented as bonus features by two tracks from her concert in 1987 and four from her final show in 1990. This is the definitive Nina Simone live film.

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