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Tom Rush-How I Play (Some Of) My Favorite Songs
Tom Rush-How I Play My Favorite Songs
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Actor: Tom Rush
Director: Happy Traum
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2006     1hr 50min

Tom Rush has always had an uncanny knack for finding - and writing -wonderful songs, many of which have continued to be played and re-interpreted by new generations of musicians. Play along with him as he personally teache...  more »


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Actor: Tom Rush
Director: Happy Traum
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Independently Distributed
Studio: Homespun
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 06/01/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 50min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Tom Rush has the Midas touch with each song.
Bruce P. Tuller | 06/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Veteran folk singer/songwriter/guitarist Tom Rush delivers
"noteworthy" versions of ten prime songs from his vast repertoire. This instructional DVD has full length performances
of each song: 1} No Regrets 2} Rockport Sunday {instrumental}
3} River Song 4] Urge for Going 5} Circle Game 6} Child's Song
7} Moles Moan {instrumental} 8} Panama Limited 9} Diamond
Joe & 10} Drop Down Mama. Tom offers instructional tips following
each selection. The first three songs are Rush originals. Tom
interprets two Joni Mitchell songs {"Circle Game & "Urge for
Going"} which he popularized well before Joni was well known.
These interpretations are stunning and render the songs golden
classics. He also displays his guitar prowess, with crisp renditions of "Mole's Moan" and the epic train song, "Panama Limited". Tom employs intricate bottleneck technique on the
latter. He revives an old traditional song, "Diamond Joe", which
dates back to his 1963 recording. Tne new rendition is quite
inspired with its affecting melody, catchy guitar treatment
and engaging lyrics. The selections are very impressive
highlights of his career. Both the audio and video quality are
top-notch. The viewing experience is the closest approximation of
hearing Tom perform solo.
Tom Rush - How I play some of my Favorite Songs
Harry R. Edwards | 05/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Several great old songs from my past, taught by the very guy who brought them to me. It turns out he is also an excellent instructor, with lots of patience, a good sense of humor, and the willingness to share his own personal performance techniques. I wish there were more DVDs like this, from the original artists. I would buy several."
Tom Rush - How I Play ... review
Kimball Morgan | Marin County, CA, USA | 02/22/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first heard Tom Rush playing "Urge For Going" on Jefferson Kaye's radio show, "Insight Out", back in the late 1960's, on WKBW radio in Buffalo, New York. Blown away.

Later on, I bought the "Circle Game" LP. Played it thin.

Many years later, I purchased "Circle Game" on CD. As I listened, I realized that I had always wanted to learn to play "Rockport Sunday" on guitar, but could never find the proper tab.

I own other Homespun DVD's; all very well-produced.

This one is fantastic. Kind-of-like you get the tabs with a personal ~2 hour guitar lesson with Tom.

Highly recommended.

Cheers; have to tune the old D-28 to a C-tuning...

Kimball Morgan"
A Review from someone who never heard Rush?
Peter Hyatt | Orrington, Maine | 05/13/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For whatever reason, I grew up not having ever heard Tom Rush. I don't know his songs at all; yet, upon hearing a clip of the DVD for guitar instruction, the entire DVD is wonderfully put together; as is the norm for Homespun. Tom is an excellent teacher; easy going, moves at a pace students can follow; has a beautiful voice, and an excellent demeanor. This is no prima donna condenscending to us to share his immense talent. This is a man who seems to still enjoy the music and enjoy sharing it with us. Very impressive."