Over twelve hours, the history of jazz is told chronologically through the biographies of the men and women who created it, including legends Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and many other pioneering artists. Like THE CIVIL WAR and PROHIBITION, JAZZ combines rare and never before seen footage and still images intercut with evocative live cinematography.
75 Rock 'n' Roll classics!
Sufi Soul: The Mystical Music of Islam follows Dalrymple on a personal journey into the mystical and musical side of Islam as he charts the traditions of Sufi music in Syria, Turkey, Pakistan, India and Morocco.
The perfect gift for all fathers who are young at heart! Whether it s a gift for Father s Day, a birthday, to say thank you or just to show you care, this great collection of classic rock n roll numbers is sure to put a smile on the face and a spring in the step of any dad! Featuring 60 classic hits from the golden age of rock n roll including blockbusters from the like of Chubby Checker, Cliff Richard, Elvis Presley, The Platters and Roy Orbison the quality of these tunes ensures that you don t have to remember them from the first time around to fall in love with this 3CD set. This is a collection guaranteed to set feet tapping and heads nodding, and unlike dad s dancing it s sure to be something the whole family can enjoy! With an early June release, this great value set is sure to go down well with anyone looking to pick up a handy gift in the run-up to Father s Day.
25 songs each from three of the greatest and most influential rock n roll stars of all time. When it comes to leaving a musical legacy, few artists can compare to these three giants of rock n roll, and now this fantastic collection brings together 75 of their greatest hits in one amazing value package. From Roy Orbison, also known as The Big O , we have 25 songs that showcase his legendary voice to the fullest. From Only The Lonely to Bye Bye Love , Orbison s songs will tug on your heartstrings while keeping you dancing! Elvis Presley, The King , brings 25 of his best-loved songs to the collection, including such Hall of Fame hits as Hound Dog , Jailhouse Rock , Blue Suede Shoes and All Shook Up . Finally we have Buddy Holly, the musician who in many ways kickstarted the rock n roll boom before dying so tragically young, whose talent and influence ring out in 25 of his biggest hits, including Raining In My Heart , Learning The Game and Peggy Sue Got Married . This is more than just a history lesson in the roots of rock n roll, this is a showcase for 75 songs that have stood the test of time, from artists who remain relevant and essential even after their untimely deaths.
In 1961 Jeremy Robson arranged a poetry and jazz concert at Hampstead Town Hall. It was the first of hundreds of events. You don t often get to puff the line a star-studded cast of poets but Poetry and Jazz in Concert had that. Spike Milligan, Adrian Mitchell, Ted Hughes, Laurie Lee, Dannie Abse, Jeremy Robson himself spoke their words at times, The jazz generally specially written by Michael Garrick featured some of the finest musicians of the day. This special 50th Anniversary DVD sees Dannie Abse, Alan Brownjohn and Jeremy Robson read their own work. Poetry may be immortal but poets aren t. So Celia Mitchell reads her late husband, Adrian s work. Jessie Lee reads poems by her late father Laurie. Sasha Mitchell sings two of her father s biting songs. You ll never let you think of marrow bone jelly in quite the same way again.
Using rare footage and newsreel reports, this extensive DVDD gives a truly brilliant insight into this group of lads who conquered the globe and became the worlds very first supergroup. George Martin provides a rarely-seen insight into how the band operated and the characters of each of the Beatles. Famous events captured here include the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, John and Yokos bed-in for peace, The Beatles with the Maharishi and the untimely death of John Lennon. This is an exceptional piece of music history and an essential companion for any fan of The Beatles.
This is what life was like growing up in 70s Scotland. Told through laughter, tears and 70s hit music numbers we follow Jim's life as he negotiates the stormy waters of adolescence. From school playground to school disco we witness his life through his memories as it unfolded around him.
His first encounters with love, death and stumbling dealings with the opposite sex are played out for all to see, plus there s musical tributes to the songs that could be heard in school discos everywhere during the 70s: Bohemian Rhapsody , YMCA , Puppy Love and of course the Bay City Rollers hit Shang-a-Lang .
This production has it all and the strong cast brings the story to life with verve and energy that will leave you crying out for more.
'You Must Remember This' is a musical journey through wartime Britain. Remembering songs from the radio, from dance bands and music halls, from the popular films of the period and from ENSA tours that took British entertainers to the troops, this film aims to recapture the spirit of the World War II years through their music and songs. It includes information about the legendary entertainers of the era told through a subtitled narrative along with extracts from the songs they made famous. These songs, moving and inspiring in equal measure, allow a glimpse into a world at war and the heroic effort of the British people that eventually brought victory and peace.