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|Rhythm Love and Soul|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
This live DVD serves as the companion to the highly successful PBS concert pledge special and CD box set. This event captures the greatest R&B performers and their music in a truly unforgettable live setting. Rhythm, Love... more »
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Great but what about Vol.2?
Blaise SCHMITTER | Paris France | 04/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Fantastic program with outstanding performances that can put to shame any of the younger acts we see on TV daily...
Now they can see what true talent and great singing is about...
Thanks PBS for putting together such a great show with a great orchestra too...
Now I saw that program when it was aired and it was longer (including performances by Chic, The Trammps and many more), and the title of this DVD says Vol.1... so there's gotta be a Vol.2 in the pipe... Please don't make us wait too long!!!
I'm already in line with my credit card...Wonder B"
Mindy | Baltimore, MD United States | 01/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was an excellent, excellent performance. I totally enjoyed it from the beginning to the end. All of the performers were excellent. If I could change anything on this concert, I would allow Blue Magic and The Manhattans as well as the other performers to sing more of their hits. I am very excited about this concert and can't wait to have friends in so they can enjoy it with me. This concert was very well done. Thank you."
Proves That The 60s Produced the Real Talent!
Oliver Pennington | New York, New York United States | 03/28/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Someone wondered why Aretha Franklin is the Queen of Soul. Obviously, they know NOTHING about soul music! Go back, my misguided friend, and just listen to Aretha's first recordings on Columbia Records, starting when she was a mere 18 years old and you will hear WHY she is called "Queen." Franklin made some amazing recordings at that company even before her Golden Years at Atlantic and Arista Records. During the 60s through the 80s, Franklin racked up countless, in-person, electrifying performances, the likes of which SHOULD have been filmed for eternity.
Other female vocalists emulated her and she, above all, brought the black church into secular music. Today, EVERYBODY is trying to sing "soul."
This concert just reminds us of how wounded "soul music" has become in the hands of the hip/hop loosers. THIS NEW CROP CANNOT SING! Just look at American Idol '05. Even the rock singers are outsinging the so-called "soul singers," who are off-key and show no signs of having learned their craft in a black Baptist church. Last year, at least American Idol '04 had Fantasia and Jennifer Hudson holding up the tradition.
This show proves that the best singers today are the one's who were the "best" in the 60s and 70s. Aretha's breathing is obviously hampered by her increased poundage (something she should take care of), but she is STILL a great star and is worthy of all praise. 60s stars didn't need 25 or 30 dancers, fireworks, etc. to give a performance. All a singer like Wilson Pickett or Bettye LaVette need do was walk out on stage, grab the mic and sing their hearts out!
Dennis Edwards (less poundage needed) has always been a marvelous singer, but getting out of shape can slow one down. Edwin Starr never lost any of his fire. He was truly one of the great stage performers...he will be missed. I wanted the beautiful and talented, Mary Wilson, to prove to everyone that she doesn't need the Supremes anymore. Too bad they didn't give her a solo spot."
Reliving an Era of Soul
NF Greeff | South Africa, Johannesburg | 10/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD will take you back to a time when Love and Romance was serenaded by masters of Soul.
Very nostalgic and allows you to sing and jive with the true artists of timeless music.
A Good buy."