Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A Celebration of Blues and Soul: The 1989 Presidential Inaugural Concert coming to DVD on May 6

This just landed in my inbox, just in time to share with all of you. Blues and soul lovers can rejoice with the re-discovery and upcoming release of this seminal event on DVD. Thank you Shout! Factory...

Historic Concert Featuring Never Before Seen Performances
by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bo Diddley, Willie Dixon
Carla Thomas and more

                            Available on DVD May 6, 2014 from Shout! Factory

On January 21, 1989, the evening following the Presidential Inauguration, some of the biggest names in classic rhythm and blues, soul and blues performed at a Presidential Inaugural Concert. This celebration featured artists including Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Bo Diddley, Dr. John, Sam Moore, Billy Preston, Albert Collins, Percy Sledge, Chuck Jackson, Willie Dixon, Koko Taylor, Carla Thomas, Eddie Floyd, William Bell, Joe Louis Walker, Ronnie Wood, Jimmie VaughanSteve Cropper , Donald “Duck” Dunn and Cash McCall. Although a video and 24-track audio recording were made of this historic concert, the tapes were considered lost until their rediscovery nearly 20 years later.

On May 6th, 2014, Shout! Factory will release A Celebration of Blues and Soul: The 1989 Presidential Inaugural Concert, a two hour concert DVD of performances from this remarkable event. In addition to an extra hour of previously unseen concert footage not included in the March 2014 PBS broadcast, the DVD also includes an essay by music historian Peter Guralnick, comprehensive liner notes by noted former Washington Post music writer Richard Harrington and an extensive photo gallery of never before seen photos from the event, making this celebration a must-own for blues and soul fans everywhere. Fans can pre-order their copy of the DVD by visiting ShoutFactory.com.

Featuring nearly 25 minutes of dazzling Stevie Ray Vaughan performances including “Texas Flood”, "Superstition" and "Scuttle Buttin’;” “Love Struck Baby” with guest artist Jimmie Vaughan and “Frosty” featuring  Blues Hall of Fame legend Albert Collins and guest artist Jimmie Vaughan, A Celebration of Blues and Soul also includes Dr. John's performance of “Right Place, Wrong Time,” Bo Diddley doing “Bo Diddley,” “ I’m a Man” and “Hey Bo Diddley ” with special guest artist Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, Percy Sledge singing his enduring hit “When a Man Loves A Woman,” Chuck Jackson performing  his hits “Any Day Now” and “I Don’t Want to Cry;”  Koko Taylor and Willie Dixon’s historic duet  of “Wang Dang Doodle,” which also features Chess Records' legendary guitarist Cash McCall and keyboard player Lafayette Leake, together  with Ronnie Wood,  Willie Dixon's performance of “Hoochie Coochie Man,”  with guest artists Albert Collins,  Joe Louis Walker and Delbert McClinton,  Joe Louis Walker’s performance of “747” and Delbert McClinton’s renditions of his classics  “Just A Little Bit,”  “Standing On Shaky Ground,” “Maybe Someday Baby” and “B-Movie Boxcar Blues,” with guest artists Albert Collins and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Steve Cropper.

A Celebration of Blues and Soul also pays special tribute to the legendary artists who recorded for Memphis’ Stax Records, with Sam Moore’s performance of “Soul Man,” Eddie Floyd’s performance of “Knock on Wood,” William Bell's performance of "Born Under A Bad Sign" and a stirring duet by Carla Thomas and Billy Preston of “When Something Is Wrong With My Baby.” These performances also feature guest artists Steve Cropper and  Donald “Duck” Dunn from the Stax group Booker T. and the M.G.’s and  guitarist Michael Toles who was part of the second incarnation of Stax’s funk band The Bar-Kays.    
A Celebration of Blues and Soul was professionally recorded with seven cameras and a separate 24-track audio recording. When these original recordings were relocated six years ago, the original video was restored, re-mastered, color-corrected, and converted to HD, and the audio was remixed to a 6-channel, 5.1 format by the legendary audio engineer Ed Greene, who has won more than 20 Emmy® Awards for sound mixing and engineering, for programs such as American Idol, the Grammy Awards® and the Academy Awards®.

A Celebration Of Blues & Soul: The 1989 Inaugural Concert Set List
·         Any Day Now – Chuck Jackson
·         I Don’t Want To Cry – Chuck Jackson
·         When A Man Loves A Woman – Percy Sledge
·         Right Place, Wrong Time – Dr. John
·         747 – Joe Louis Walker
·         Hoochie Coochie Man – Willie Dixon with Albert Collins, Delbert McClinton, Joe Louis Walker
·         Wang Dang Doodle – Koko Taylor and Willie Dixon with Cash McCall, Lafayette Leake and Ronnie Wood
·         Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley
·         I’m A Man – Bo Diddley
·         Hey Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley with Ronnie Wood
·         Born Under A Bad Sign – William Bell with Ronnie Wood
·         B-A-B-Y – Carla Thomas 
·         When Something Is Wrong With My Baby – Carla Thomas and Billy Preston
·         Knock On Wood – Eddie Floyd
·         Soul Man – Sam Moore
·         Just A Little Bit – Delbert McClinton
·         Standing On Shaky Ground – Delbert McClinton
·         Maybe Someday – Delbert McClinton
·         B-Movie Boxcar Blues – Delbert McClinton
·         Frosty – Albert Collins ,  Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Jimmie Vaughan
·         Texas Flood – Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Jimmie Vaughan
·         Love Struck Baby – Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Jimmie Vaughan
·         Superstition – Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
·         Scuttle Buttin’ – Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras.  Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, Broadway cast albums, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations.  In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America .  Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention.  Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica , California . For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com

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