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Carlos Santana Presents Blues at Montreux 2004: Buddy Guy, Clarence Gatemouth Brown
Carlos Santana Presents Blues at Montreux 2004 Buddy Guy Clarence Gatemouth Brown
Actors: Buddy Guy, Barbara Morrison, Nile Rodgers, Carlos Santana, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2006     3hr 58min

July 12, 2004 was a very special night at the Montreux Festival for any blues fan. With Carlos Santana as musical director (and special guest guitarist), three musical legends took to the stage. Each one delivered a ful...  more »


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Actors: Buddy Guy, Barbara Morrison, Nile Rodgers, Carlos Santana, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, Santana, Blues, Classic Rock, Other Music, DTS
Studio: Eagle Rock Ent
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 10/17/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 3hr 58min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaDVD Credits: 3
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Blues bonanza....
howlnwoof | the music room..illinois | 07/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Carlos Santana , who has infused his music with the blues for the past four decades ( remember , his band was originally called the Santana Blues Band ), pulls one off here . He brings Buddy Guy ,( who it is said was doing Hendrix before Hendrix ..... and was told by the Chess Bros. that sound would never make it ) Gatemouth Brown ( a true American musical giant) and Bobby Parker ( an incredible yet seemingly unknown guitarist , except among blues fanatics ) together in one venue for an unbelievable night of blues guitar fireworks . Well shot , great sound , and an incredible guest vocal along the way by Barbara Morrison make this set the steal of the year ."
P. Rhode | portola, ca United States | 03/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The difference between the reviewers loping off a star and those giving this DVD a five-star is obvious - the lopers are people that don't play! This DVD (three actually) is an excellent production in sound and video quality as well as performance. The supporting bands are excellent as well. Hey, we're all aging, even you three and four star critics. It is indeed rare to get blues and jazz from these masters in the first place, and all the live performances will preserve our blues and jazz heritage. If you love the blues and jazz, this DVD is pure and simply excellent."
I was there that night ...
Luca Lupoli | Switzerland | 12/15/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"... And it was great fun. What pushed me to go and see that concert was the presence of Bobby Parker and Gatemouth's band, which I had heard to be a real treat (with Joe Krown on Keyboards!). I wasn't really eager to listen to some torrential solos from Carlos and Buddy Guy but at the end my expectations were satisfied: Parker was great, Gatemouth's band swung like crazy and Buddy Guy made a remarkable acoustic opening before stumblin' in his usual heavy-metal blues set. Nonetheless, Carlos wasn't much intruding others' own style and his performance, especially with Gatemouth and Buddy Guy was totally acceptable. Actually Carlos grew up as a Blues guitar player, just check Bloomfield/Kooper Live Adventures ..."
5 stars just for Bobby Parker alone
Pans Labyrinth | 12/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Wow, I was completely blown away by the first DVD featuring a performance by Bobby Parker. Bobby is a journeyman blues guitarist dating way back to the late 50's / early 60's, travelling all over performing shows to whoever appreciated the blues. With only a hand full of hits and albums released during his career, Bobby lights it up on this DVD like a man whose still plays with the energy of when he was just starting out. Man, is his show red hot, and I gotta tell you it's nice that Santana comes out and jams with him for the last few songs, but even Santana stops playing just to hear his childhood hero keep playing. Amazing set.

The other 2 DVD's are great, especially Gatemoth Brown. The man is old, but he his playing is fluid, simplistic, and bone cutting. While I wished he played more guitar than fiddle (which he is a killer fiddler), he lets his sax man carry on through much of his set. The jam with Santana at the end is a highlight as Buddy Guy even comes out to try Santana's guitar.

Lastly is Buddy Guy. Buddy Guy is a legend, and the most well known of the 3 blues masters appearing this night. He's a household name. He starts out acoustically for 3 songs which are unbelievable. Unfortunately, since Buddy Guy is well known, watching and listening to Buddy Guy I feel like he is the Jimmy Buffet of the blues. I mean that when he's on full on band mode, it's a party and everyone is invited to come on up and jam. And that's exactly what happens at the end of the show (minus Gatemouth). Santana, Buddy, Bobby Parker, Nile Rodgers, and Barbara Morrison just have a fun, flat out 30 minute jam at the end. While it's not as hot as it had the potential to be, it's not a dud by any means, in fact, once Buddy Guy leaves the stage, Bobby Parker takes over, and just lights it up like he did earlier.

If anyone appreciates deep Southern American blues, get this. For fans of Santana this is a no brainer to pick up."