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Presley & Cash: The Road Show Released 2001

Sun Records, the brainchild of Sam Phillips, began life at 706 Union Avenue, Memphis in 1949. Sam Phillips' motto was "We Record Anything - Anywhere - Anytime" and in 1954 he signed the first of what was to become known as the Million Dollar Quartet: Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.

In 1954 Elvis actually paid Sun Records for the privilege of making his first recording and Johnny Cash finally plucked up the courage to audition for Sam Phillips' and Sam was singularly unimpressed - by either of them. Luckily, they persevered and he changed his mind and thus began the rise of two of the greatest stars of the music world.

This amazing DVD captures over 30 of the early performances of Presley and Cash as they were taking their first steps on the ladder to stardom and international fame and on the accompanying audio CD they are joined by their Million Dollar Quartet cohorts, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins in a truly memorable collection of recordings.
Frank Sinatra: Legends In Concert / First Released 2001

Francis Albert Sinatra was born in the month of December 1915 to Italian immigrants in the town of Hobokem. Scarcely could there be more ordinary beginnings for a man that was later to become an entertainer the world would find it difficult, if not impossible, to replace. In this DVD we present a 45 minute selection of his finest songs, written by some of the world's most influential songwriters, including such hits as 'High Hopes' and 'Old Man River' all drawn from television appearances spanning his heyday period from the 40s to the 50s. Sinatra's legacy to the world of music and film endures even to this day and this DVD stands as a tribute to one of the greatest singing talents the world has ever known.

Performance Listing:
1. Stardust
2. Old Man River
3. When You Are Smiling
4. I'll Never Smile Again
5. Last Night When We Were Young
6. Witchcraft
7. High Hopes
8. Gone With The Wind
9. Too Marvellous For Words
10. I See Your Face Before Me
11. Talk To Me
12. Hello Young Lovers
13. Luck Be A Lady
14. Angel Eyes
15. That Old Black Magic
16. Love Makes Me Feel So Young
17. For Somebody Else
Dean Martin: Legends In Concert

Dean Martin, the undisputed king of 'schmooz' is presented here performing a fabulous collection of all time favourites whilst entertaining his millions of devoted fans in his hit television show, a show that was to top viewing charts for nine years.

To his many devotees his style is unmistakable, his voice memorable, but in reality Dino didn't so much seek fame as fame just latched on to him. Although his stage personal was one of the cool and consummate performer, in truth he could never quite understand what all the fuss was about and took his fame with complete indifference.

But the gift that was so underrated by him is recorded here for the rest of us to enjoy including arguably his biggest hit 'That's Amore' and many more spellbinding sings that are remembered long after his passing on Christmas Day 1995.

Listing:
1. That's Amore
2. Caroline In The Morning
3. I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now
4. Oh Marie, Oh Marie
5. Memories Are Made Of This
6. Almost Like Bing In Love
7. Too Young
8. One For My Baby And One More
9. There Goes My Heart
10. Louise
11. Love Me With All Of Your Heart
12. It's Easy To Remember
13. I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine
14. When You're Smiling
15. The Isle Of Capri
16. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
17. If You Were The Only Girl In The World
18. You Made Me Love You
19. Would I Love You
NAT KING COLE A LEGEND IN CONCERT

Tracklisting:

01. Mona Lisa
02. Nature Boy
03. That's My Girl
04. I'm A Shy Guy
05. The Trouble With Me Is You
06. Little Girl
07. For Sentimental Reasons
08. Calypso Blues
09. Route 66
10. Because Of Rain
11. Too Young
12. This Is My Right To Dream
13. Home
14. You Call It Madness
15. Errand Boy For Rhythm
16. Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
17. Got A Penny, Benny
18. Come To Baby Do
19. Sweet Lorraine
20. Who's Been Eating My Porridge
21. Frim Fram Sauce
22. Always You
23. Now He Tells Me
24. Solid Potato Salad
25. Breezy And The Bass
26. It's Better To Be By Yourself
27. Oh, Kickeroony
Elvis Presley: Legends In Concert / Released 2001

Elvis Presley was responsible for changing the youth culture of the western world and the face of rock and roll forever. From his humble beginnings in Tupelo, Mississippi to his meteoric rise to world Superstar through to his tragic death aged just forty two in 1977 Elvis Presley truly earned the title 'The King'. It is estimated that Elvis Presley has sold over 1.5 billion records worldwide and the sales keep rolling in as legions of new fans discover the wonderful voice and the sexuality that was 'The King - Elvis Presley'.

This DVD, featuring some very early footage of Elvis during his college days, is a must for all Elvis fans. Packed with many of the songs that would later become worldwide hits and overflowing with all the raw emotion and excitement of his early years.

Tracklisting:

1. Money Honey
2. Witchcraft/Love Me Tender (Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra)
3. Baby Let's Play House
4. Too Much
5. Heartbreak Hotel (Version 1)
6. Love Me Tender (Version 1)
7. When My Blue Moon, Turns To Gold Again
8. Hound Dog (Version 1)
9. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
10. Heartbreak Hotel (Version 2)
11. Tutti Frutti
12. Don't Be Cruel (Version 1)
13. Blue Suede Shoes
14. Love Me Tender (Version 2)
15. Ready Teddy
16. Hound Dog (Version 2)
17. Shake, Rattle 'N' Roll
18. Don't Be Cruel (Version 2)
19. Love Me
20. Peace In The Valley
21. Hound Dog (Version 2)
Benny Goodman - The Last Performance legends In Concert

This sensational DVD sees Benny Goodman and his band performing some of the all time favourites in what was to prove his final concert at the Tivoli Gardens in Sweden.

Although from a poverty stricken family, Benny Goodman had music in his life from an early age and by 1921, when only 12 years old he appeared on stage imitating bandleader and clarinettist Ted Lewis, catching the eye of Ben Pollack in the process, who invited him to join his band. From that chance meeting the scene was set for the beginning of a career that helped to change the course of modern day music.

When the home of music de-camped to New York Goodman followed and turned freelance, playing with such luminaries as Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey. But in 1934 he formed his own band featuring Bunny Berigan on trumpet, Jess Stacey on piano and Gene Krupa on drums; add to that lineup the talents of arranger Fletcher Henderson and the birth of 'swing' had arrived.

A fabulous reminder of the 'swing' revolution.

Performance listing:
1. Lady Be Good
2. Poor Butterfly
3. The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
4. I'm Confessin' That I Love You
5. Medley A) Don't Be That Way - B) Stompin' At The Savoy
6. I Should Care
7. If I Had You
8. Improvisation
9. Send In The Clowns
10. So Easy To Remember, So Hard To Forget
11. Airmail Special Delivery
12. Improvisation
Johnny Cash: A Legend In Concert / released 2001

The early years of the pioneering country singer features 16 classic performances including Five Feet High and Rising, Don't Take Your Guns to Town and I Got Stripes
Legends In Concert: Up-Town Divas

18 unforgettable tracks by Dionne Wareick, Tina Turner, Gladys Knight, Dusty Springfield and many many more....



Tracklisting:

01. Love On The Rocks (Gladys Knight)
02. Quiet Please There's A Lady On Stage (Dusty Springfield)
03. Never Knew Love Like This Before (Stephanie Mills)
04. Like To Feel (Chaka Khan)
05. Always Something There To Remind Me (Dionne Warwick)
06. Take A Little Pain (Tina Turner)
07. It's Only Words (Rita Coolidge)
08. Playing With The Queen Of Hearts (Lynn Anderson)
09. Leaving It All Up To You (Tanya Tucker)
10. Never Fall In Love Again (Dionne Warwick)
11. Satin Doll (Juliet Prowse)
12. We Can Work It Out Chaka Khan
13. Baby Face (Marie Osmond)
14. You're The Only One (Brooke Shields)
15. Walk On By (Dionne Warwick)
16. Love Knows We Tried (Tanya Tucker)
17. Hot Legs Tina Turner
18. Something 'Bout You Baby I Like Rita Coolidge
19. Dreaming With You (Susan Anton)
20. Too Much Too Little Too Later
21. Anyone Who Had A Heart (Dionne Warwick)
Perry Como: Legends In Concert

Born the seventh son of a seventh son in 1912 Pennsylvania, Pierino Roland Como was considered to have a lucky star shining above him, a belief that time would prove correct. His career path was set from an early age although not in the direction he was later to find. For him the brightest light on the High Street was a barbers shop window. But his affair with hair was cut short and in his late teens his talent for singing surfaced when he was offered a spot in the Freddie Carlone Orchestra, touring the Midwest states. His ultimate goal now realised Perry went on to sell over 100 million records worldwide over six decades, with hits such as 'Hey Good Looking' and 'Papa Loves Mambo' both performed here in front of the cameras and presented on this fabulous DVD compilation. Also featured is a rare opportunity to see the great Bob Hope singing a duet with Perry... played for laughs rather than musical excellence of course!
Al Martino: Legends In Concert

Tracklisting:

1). You Will Be My Music
2). Quando, Quando, Quando
3). Feelings
4). Mary In The Morning
5). Spanish Eyes
6). Strangers In The Night
7). Lonely Is A Man Without Love
8). Speak Softly
9). Granada
10). Malafemmena
11). Aldila
12). Come Into My Life
13). I've Gotta Be Me
14). Here In My Heart
15). Volare.
Bing Crosby: Legends In Concert

Crosby was one of the biggest music and movie stars of the mid-20th century. He became a radio star in the early 1930's, a silky-smooth crooner who could sing both pop and jazz. As such he is often credited with inspiring Frank Sinatra and other modern pop singers and he was also a celebrated film star, winning an Oscar in 1944. This hour long programme includes Crosby's theme song 'The Blue of the Night', 'Pennies From Heaven', 'January In June' and 'White Christmas'; which remains a holiday favourite to this day and was for many years the biggest-selling single of all time.
Roger Whittaker: Legends In Concert / Released 2002

This DVD shows the inimitable Roger Whittaker in a live 80s performance singing a selection of the songs that helped to catapult him to a position of world prominence.

Born in Nairobi, Kenya from English parents Roger Whittaker has entertained the world with his velvet smooth voice since he took his first steps into the limelight in 1962 despite gaining a B.Sc in zoology, biochemistry and marine biology.

His break came with a demo tape he had made whilst at Bangor University which attracted the attention of a major music publisher. Realising the potential of Whittaker's voice he arranged for him to cut his first single, quickly followed by a second, which happily, attracted the attention of several radio stations with the consequence that 'Steel Man' became his first hit in the British charts. Roger was on his way!

His career so far has generated sales of 50 million discs worldwide conquering not only Europe but also the States and Canada with such classics as 'The Last Farewell' and 'New World In The Morning'.

Take a seat for 48 minutes of pure escapism in the world of Whittaker, a treat you'll want to repeat!

Performance Listing
1. The Last Farewell
2. If I Were A Rich Man
3. Mexican Whistler
4. All Of My Life
5. New World In The Morning
6. Mammy Blue
7. The First Hello, The Last Goodbye
8. Hold On
9. Summer Days
10. Fire And Rain
11. Both Sides Now
12. Streets Of London
13. River Lady
14. Improvisation
15. Sloop John B
Sammy Davis Jr.: Legends In Concert

A true all round entertainer - comedian, dancer and singer - Sammy Davis Jr. was born into a showbiz family and made his stage debut at the tender age of three.

His recording career began in 1954 when he signed to Decca Records and released an album that reached the coveted number one spot in the American charts.

Nothing could dull his zest for performing and partying, even losing an eye in a near fatal accident only kept him off stage for six weeks! His Broadway debut 'Mr Wonderful' ran for nearly 400 performances and gave him two hit singles.

His antics as a member of the Rat Pack often overshadowed his immense talent, and despite dying penniless he leaves a legacy of wonderful films and albums.

This DVD captures the atmosphere and magic enjoyed by millions - 'Sammy Davis Junior in Concert'.

Tracklisting:
1. You Rascal You
2. This Could Be The Start Of Something Big
3. Oh Yes, I Remember It Well
4. There's A Boat That's Leaving For New York
5. Shall We Dance (Sammy Davis Jr. & Peter Lawford)
6. What Kind Of Fool Am I
7. Because Of You
8. Yes I Can
9. Somewhere Along The Way (Sammy Davis Jr. & Nat King Cole)
10. My Shining Hour
11. Who Can I Turn To
12. Medley: I've Got You Under My Skin, You Came A Long Way From St Louis, Hit The Road Jack, You Are My Sunshine
13. One For My Baby, One More For The Road
14. Hey There
15. Birth Of The Blues (Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Carson)
Andy Williams: Legends In Concert / released 2002

Tracklisting

01. You Do Something To Me
02. Do Not Forsake Me
03. Our Town
04. Just In Time
05. Look For The Silver Lining
06. Straight Down The Middle
07. Danny Boy
08. In The Still Of The Night
09. I've Grown Accustomed To Your Face
10. Oh You Beautiful Doll - Medley
11. Day In, Day Out
12. Bilbao Song
13. When You're Smiling
14. Just Sitting and Rocking
15. Girl From Ipanema - Medley
Neil Sedaka: Legends In Concert

As a boy from Brooklyn Neil had the type of upbringing that was always going to take him into music although his mother would have preferred 'classical' rather than 'popular'. Although continuing his classical interest, at 17 Neil formed a group called 'The Tokens' and caught the attention of record producer Morty Craft, which lead to the group recording a few singles with minor success.

In 1957 at the age of 18, he decided to split from the group to promote himself as a solo artist and recorded 'Snowtime' for Decca. It was his first attempt at multi-tracking but the public failed to appreciate the novelty. His big break came the following year when Connie Francis recorded Neil's composition 'Stupid Cupid' and gave him a chance to demonstrate his skills at the piano. The song was a hit and by late '58 he had been elevated to a contractual position with a leading New York publisher.

Although writing was earning him cash his real ambition was to perform, and with this in mind he joined RCA Records and recorded his million seller 'Oh Carol'. Since then he has never looked back, whether writing for others or performing with that most distinctive of sounds.

In this breathtaking DVD we present Neil live at the Jubilee Hall in Canada, singing evergreens such as 'Standing On The Inside' and many others in an unforgettable performance from one of the world's finest popular entertainers.

Performance Listing
1. (I'm A Song) Sing Me
2. Standing On The Inside
3. Laughter In The Rain
4. Oh Carol
5. Medley - A) Climb Up B) Little Devil C) Sweet Sixteen D) Calendar Girl
6. New York City Blues
7. Love Will Keep Us Together
8. Solitaire
9. Bad Blood
10. The Immigrant
11. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
12. That's When The Music Takes Me
James Brown: Legends In Concert

Features James Brown performing at the Chastain Park. Tracklist: 'Give It Up Turn It Loose', 'Too Funky In Here', 'Get On The Good Foot', 'Prisoner Of Love', 'Get Up Offa That Thing', 'Georgia On My Mind', 'It's A Man's Man's Man's World', 'Cold Sweat', 'Papa's Got A Brand New Bag', 'I Feel Good', 'Please, Please, Please' and 'James Brown Jam'.
Glen Campbell: Legends In Concert / TKO

Glen Campbell, known as the Rhinestone Cowboy, has had a career that has spanned four decades, releasing an astonishing 70 albums; making him a star of both Country and Pop. Glen's hits have made him an international celebrity, selling over 40 million records and appearing on countless recordings with other artists as an in demand session guitarist. His hits include; Gentle on My Mind, Wichita Lineman, Southern Nights, By the Time I Get to Phoenix and Rhinestone Cowboy, which are all featured in this hour long program.
Tony Bennett: Legends In Concert / Released 2002

01. Change
02. Can This Be Love
03. My Funny Valentine
04. Just In Time
05. Who Can I Turn To
06. Rags To Riches
07. Lullaby Of Broadway
08. Something
09. O Solo Mio
10. Sing You Sinner
11. Because Of You
12. Left My Heart In San Francisco
13. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
14. Smoking, Drinking, Thinking (Sophisticated Lady)
15. In My Solitude
16. It Don't Meal A Thing
17. For Once In My Life.
Luciano Pavarotti: Legends In Concert

On 12 October 1935 in Modena, Italy Luciano Pavarotti, a legend in the making, was born. The son of a baker and amateur tenor, singing was clearly in his blood, but it was football that first brought him into the limelight when he showed considerable talent playing for his local club. But soccer was to be a lasting passion rather than a direction in life, and a passion he still follows with undimmed enthusiasm.

His baptism into the world of music came about when performing with his father in the Modena Chorus, winning first prize in an international competition. This produced a spark bright enough to ignite a flame in his heart that was, and still is, filling every auditorium in which he appears.

This exclusive DVD gives an opportunity to see and listen to a compilation from his performance in Barcelona singing lesser known arias and sonnets to a spellbound audience.