Podcast: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

Martin Cullingford writes: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa is one of the most admired sopranos – indeed classical artists – of our age. Last night, Gramophone celebrated her enormous contribution to music over an extraordinary career by giving her our 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Presto Classical. In a special Awards podcast, Editor-in-Chief James Jolly […]

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Muddy Waters – In Concert 1976 (DVD)

Muddy Waters fans will welcome this live show of excellent performances, recorded in 1976 for television in Europe. His stellar band features Pinetop Perkins, Luther Johnson, Jerry Portnoy and more. The DVD contains classic songs such as “Hoochie Coochie Man,” “Baby Please Don’t Go,” “Kansas City,” and many more. 42 minutes. Intro-After Hours Soon Forgotten […]

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R.E.M. Stand (Live)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrpwYhDxfsc A few viewer thoughts: Would it be Michael Stipe if he stood still? Has Stipe borrowed the suite David Byrne wore in the concert Stop Making Sense? This is the song by REM that I sing in the shower. I love Michael Stype and all his music. Thank you.  

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REM – (Don’t Go Back To) Rockville (live)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zgh0y9vTgY This is exceptionally good…. especially when you look at music now… Jeez That’s the best music video I’ve ever seen because they are so great, so casual, so flawed, yet gathered up into a tight ball of perfection; and I was as young as they were when that was filmed with much more difficulty […]

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AC/DC and the Story of Aussie Rock

A film about the sound of Australian rock and the emergence of one of the world’s greatest rock bands – AC/DC, or Acca Dacca as they are known in Australia, and the legendary music company, Albert Music (Alberts) that helped launched them on to the global rock scene. Through the 1960s, 70s and 80s, Alberts […]

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The Devil’s Music: Series 2 episode 1

First transmitted in 1979, Alexis Korner delves into the soulful world of traditional black American Blues music. Exploring its origins and reviewing unique footage of acclaimed Blues artists including Sonny Blake, Sam Chatmon, Houston Stackhouse and Booker White. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00lk3lz/the-devils-music-series-2-episode-1#group=p01m79bn?ns_mchannel=email&ns_source=inxmail_newsletter&ns_campaign=bbcfour_iplayer__&ns_linkname=na&ns_fee=0

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Tony Besgrove’s Essential Viewing: May 2005, Cream played a number of packed out reunion concerts at the Albert Hall.

In May 2005, Cream played a number of packed out reunion concerts at the Albert Hall. These concerts were attended by the great and the good from UK’s rock royalty. This video demonstrates the incredible musicianship still present in the trio – Jack Bruce’s bass and vocals, Ginger Baker’s brilliant drumming, and whilst I’m not […]

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Tom Principato And Danny Gatton: Blazing Telecasters (DVD)

  A new DVD release, “Blazing Telecasters”, provides a golden opportunity to witness Gatton years before he became legendary, as he and Principato–a fine picker in his own right– stretch out on six instrumental tracks (with repeat takes of two songs added as a bonus). The 45-minute television studio performance which also includes John Previti […]

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