domingo, 11 de abril de 2010

CANNED HEAT - Live at Montreaux 1973


Canned Heat - Live At Montreux is another gem from the Eagle Rock Entertainment collection. This concert on DVD, from 1973, not only portrays the great Bob ‘The Bear’ Hite in action, it’s one of the finest shows in existence containing some of the original and early lineup. It’s also a fine tribute to just how raw and spontaneous the blues-rock stage shows of the late sixties and early Seventies were. Furthermore, when someone states (and they often do) that Canned Heat was the exemplary white blues band of the era, this recorded footage is testimonial to the fact that they were at least on a pedestal with the best. It was the ‘boogie’ part of their music style, from the school of John Lee Hooker, that set them apart from their counterparts in the subliminal genus of ‘white boys play the blues’.

The show begins with a rollicking ‘On The Road Again’, in which Hite does his fine signature harmonica part and bluesy vocal, backed by the Gibson tones of guitarists Henry Vestine and James Shane. The driving rhythm section of Richard Hite on bass and Fito De La Parra on drums (the only remaining member in today’s version of Heat), and the exceptional blues keyboard playing of Ed Beyer, keep the boogie groove going strong. This whole show is a garage style blues-rock extravaganza, and easily a performance to cherish for years to come, especially for lovers of the early ‘blues becomes rock’ period.

Let’s talk a bit about the silver lining on this amazing video. Although it’s extremely unfortunate that Alan ‘Blind Owl’ Wilson, group cofounder and vocalist, couldn’t be part of it, as he had passed away three years earlier, the show gets a huge boost in showmanship from a special guest, Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown. During the four songs in which Gatemouth takes to the helm, the band takes a backseat and does an amazing job at supporting one of the true greats in the business, another fine quality Canned Heat has been known for anyway. They’re truly (and still are) an all around great blues band, alone and as backup to others.This performance is of much significance to fans of Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown as it is to those of Canned Heat.

The Texas bluesman, who passed away last year at the age of 81, is in his hearty prime here in 1973. A solid, bass tone comes from his Gibson Firebird guitar, only complementing the brighter and more forthright tones of the other two players. ‘Please Mr. Nixon’, lyrically, is Brown’s political statement of the day, one that isn’t too far off base from the words of bluesmen and rockers of today. Brown performs wonderfully on vocal, guitar, violin, and harmonica before Hite and the boys take over the show again, boogying into renditions of ‘Let’s Work Together’, ‘Rock And Roll Music’, and ‘Shake ‘N Boogie’. The audio and video is pretty good, too.

Canned Heat - Live At Montreux 1973:


1. On The Road Again
2. Please Mr Nixon
* Canned Heat
* Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown
3. Worried Life Blues
* Canned Heat
* Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown
4. Ooh Poo Pah Doo
* Canned Heat
* Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown
5. Funky
* Canned Heat
* Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown
6. Night Time Is The Right Time
7. Let's Work Together
8. Rock And Roll Music
9. Lookin' For My Rainbow
10. Montreux Boogie (improvisation)

Bob ‘The Bear’ Hite: vocal, harmonica, bass
Ed Beyer: keyboards
Henry Vestine: guitar
Fito De La Parra: drums
Richard Hite: bass
James Shane:guitar
Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown (Guess)

Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English
Dolby Digital DTS Surround - English
PCM Stereo - English

EDGAR BROUGHTON BAND - Live at Rockpalast 2006

While most of their contemporaries in London were into the ideals of love & peace in the late sixties, the Edgar Broughton Band anticipated the virago of punk rock. Recorded by the Rockpalast at the Crossroads Festival March 24, 2006 in Bonn, Germany - nearly forty years after the band's formation - this DVD features the original line up with the addition of Edgars son, Luke. The music still has the hard, rebel edge its always had and Out Demons Out is still as relevant today as it was in 1969.

Evening Over Rooftops
Speak Down The Wires
The Moth
Why Can't Somebody Love Me
Momma's Reward
American Boy Soldier
Homes Fit For Heroes
Dr Spock
Love In The Rain
Hotel Room
Last Electioneer
Out Demons Out

Backstage Interview
"Green Lights" (Unplugged)
Audio: Stereo PCM, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
16:9 Screen Format

A Night at the Family Dog 1970 (The Grateful Dead / Jefferson Airplane / Santana)

Product Description

Filmed on location at the Family Dog Ballroom in San Francisco in September, 1970, the show captures the heyday and diversity of the San Francisco sound with three of the most well known bands to emerge from the scene: Santana, who would release their second album at the end of 1970; The Grateful Dead, including original band member Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, who were making a name for themselves with their jam-filled performances; and Jefferson Airplane, who were at the time the biggest of the bands from the area.

San Francisco was an area of artistic creation during the mid-to-late 60's. Whether it was art, poetry or music, the Haight-Ashbury area of San Francisco was the place for like-minded individuals to explore and create. Noted jazz columnist Ralph J. Gleason took note of the exploding rock music scene and produced several television specials and documentaries spotlighting the music emerging from San Francisco. A Night At The Family Dog is one part of a two-part series (the other is Go Ride The Music) that aired on The National Educational Television Network in 1970.

The audio for this program has been extrapolated up to Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound mixes from their original mono source! This show has never sounded or looked so good!


-Incident At Neshabur
-Soul Sacrifice
The Grateful Dead
-Hard To Handle
-China Cat Sunflower
-I Know You Rider
Jefferson Airplane
-The Ballad of You And Me And Pooneil
-Eskimo Blue Day
A Super Jam
-All Star jam with members of all 3 bands!

CHICKEN SHACK - I'd Rather Go Live 2004


1. Vox Pops-interviews with fans
2. So Tell Me
3. The Thrill Has Gone
4. Reconsider Baby
5. I Know You Know Me
6. You Are The Sweetest Little Thing/Hurt
7. Stan Webb’s Chicken Shack Opera
8. Spoonful
9. Doctor Brown
10. I’d Rather Go Blind
11. The Daughter Of The Hillside
12. Stan’s Blues


1. Interview with STAN WEBB 2. Band History and Discography

During the summer of 2004, CHICKEN SHACK enthralled a packed audience at a venue in the south of England where this DVD concert footage was filmed. STAN WEBB and Chicken Shack performed their hits live and more. The “more” includes songs from Stan’s solo albums.

Chicken Shack first entered the UK charts in 1969 with “I’d Rather Go Blind” and had a number of Top 40 chart albums. This DVD shows them at their best-playing live and whilst the Hit singles may have diminished the performances of the band continue to entertain and enthral their audiences all over Europe.

This DVD is over 2 hours in length and includes tracks from the band as well as bonus features of interview with Stan Webb and Band History/Discography.


Actors: Chicken Shack
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, Import, NTSC
Language: English
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Angel Air
DVD Release Date: April 12, 2005
Run Time: 120 minutes

DIRE STRAITS - Live at Rockpalast 1979


Cologne, Germany - February 16, 1979 - DVD-R1 - 84 min.
Um dos primeiros shows do DIRE STRAITS, contando com sua formação original (c/ David Knopfler) . Gravado na WDR TV em Colônia, Alemanha em 19/02/79.

Duração: Rockpalast (85 minutos) + Extras (25 minutos)
Áudio: Som Dobly Digital 5.1
Som-Imagem: A/A NTSC e PAL-M

Track List:
1) Down to the Waterline
2) Six Blade Knife
3) Once Upon a Time in the West
4) Lady Writer
5) Single Handed Sailor
6) Water of Love (Mk on slide!)
6) In the Gallery
7) Follow Me Home
8) News
9) What's the Matter Baby?
10) Lions
11) Sultans of Swing
12) Wild West End
13) Where Do You Think You're Going?
14) Eastbound Train
15) Sultans of Swing (redux)