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Reelin’ In The Years has produced more than 70 critically acclaimed DVDs. Here is a list of some of our awards. Below that is a list of all of our DVDs currently available.

RITY Awards

  •  2011- Grand Prix for DVDs from France’s prestigious Hot Club for Ray Charles- Live In France 1961.
  • 2009- R.I.A.A. Double-Platinum Record Certification Award for The Temptations-Get Ready: Definitive Performances 1965-1972 DVD.
  • 2009- Top Ten DVD of the Year- Small Faces- All Or Nothing 1965-1968– Record Collector and Uncut magazines.
  • 2008- France’s Académie du Jazz (French Jazz Academy) “Prix de la Meilleure Réédition ou du Meilleur Inédit privilégiant un Travail Editorial Exceptionnel” for Jazz Icons Series 2 Boxset (which can be translated into “Award of the best reissue or hitherto unreleased document of outstanding editorial value.”)
  • 2007- R.I.A.A. Gold Record Certification Award for Smokey Robinson & The Miracles- Definitive Performances 1963-1987 DVD.
  • 2007- Jazz DVD of the Year- John Coltrane- Live In ’60, ’61 & ’65– Jazziz Magazine
  • 2006- Jazz DVD of the Year- Quincy Jones- Live In ’60– Jazziz Magazine
  • 2006- R.I.A.A. Platinum Record Certification Award for Marvin Gaye- The Real Thing In Performance 1964-1981 DVD.
  • 2005- Winner of “Best Music Anthology DVD” at the DVD Entertainment Awards for The American Folk Blues Festival 1962 – 1969 Volume Three.
  • 2005- Winner of “Best Compilation/Collection of Clips” at the Home Media Retailing Awards for The American Folk Blues Festival 1962 – 1969 Volume Three.
  • 2004- Winner of The Blues Foundation’s Keeping The Blues Alive (KBA) award in the category of “Film” for The American Folk Festival 1962 – 1966 Volumes One and Two.
  • 2004- GRAMMY nomination in the category of “Best Long Form Music Video” for The American Folk Blues Festival 1962 – 1966 Volume One.

Merv Griffin Show

The Merv Griffin Show 1962-1986

A Quarter Century of Entertainment and Culture
Released: Nov 4, 2014

This unprecedented 12-DVD retrospective celebrates the enduring legacy of The Merv Griffin Show and is packed with 44 classic episodes. Spanning 42 hours, this expansive set features interviews and performances with over 200 guests from the worlds of entertainment, politics, music, sports, fashion, literature and art which have not been seen for decades. The Merv Griffin Show 1962 – 1986 is a cultural treasure trove providing insight into almost a quarter century of American thought, style and attitudes.


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Pop/Rock

British Invasion: The Hollies

Look Through Any Window 1963-1975
Released: Oct 4, 2011

This first official documentary on the Hollies features 22 complete performances filmed between 1963 and 1975, spanning their entire hit-making career. New interviews with founding members Graham Nash, Allan Clarke, Tony Hicks and Bobby Elliott tell the fascinating story of this group whose stellar musicianship and beautiful vocals thrilled millions of fans and influenced generations of new bands.


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British Invasion 5-DVD Boxed Set

All 4 titles plus a bonus disc
Released: March 30, 2010

The British Invasion box set contains all four DVDs in the first series ( Dusty Springfield – Once Upon A Time 1964-1969, Small Faces – All Or Nothing 1965-1968, Gerry & The Pacemakers – It’s Gonna Be All Right 1963-1965 and Herman’s Hermits – Listen People 1964-1969 ) plus an exclusive bonus disc with 2 1/2 hours of additional content.
The British Invasion Bonus Disc features an hour of unseen performances from Dusty Springfield and Herman’s Hermits as well as 90 minutes of bonus interview footage with Peter Noone, Gerry Marsden, Kenney Jones, Ian McLagan and archival interviews with Dusty Springfield not seen on the other discs. This exclusive disc is only available in the boxed set. The British Invasion Bonus Disc features an hour of unseen performances from Dusty Springfield and Herman’s Hermits as well as 90 minutes of bonus interview footage with Peter Noone, Gerry Marsden, Kenney Jones, Ian McLagan and archival interviews with Dusty Springfield not seen on the other discs. This exclusive disc is only available in the boxed set.


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British Invasion: The Small Faces

All Or Nothing 1965-1968
Released: Mar 30 2010

At long last, the definitive official DVD for one of the greatest groups of the sixties (or any other decade for that matter.). Small Faces: All Or Nothing 1965 – 1968 features 23 complete performances filmed from 1965 to 1968 when the band was challenging the Who, Kinks, Stones and Beatles for domination of the charts. The DVD captures every aspect of their short but brilliant career including early Mod/R&B classics such as “What’cha Gonna Do About It”, “Sha La La La Lee” and “All Or Nothing”, timeless rockers like “Tin Soldier” and later psychedelic masterpieces including “Itchycoo Park”, and “Green Circles.” Best of all is the inclusion of eight songs from the band’s LP masterpiece Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake including “Lazy Sunday”, “Song Of A Baker” and the six song Happiness Stan suite. In between the performances original members Ian McLagan, Kenney Jones and Jimmy Winston talk about the songs and tell the band’s history in new interviews filmed exclusively for the DVD. Also interwoven into the story are archival interviews with Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane.


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Jimi Hendrix

Experience Hendrix
Released: February 13, 2001

Reelin’ contributed the May 24, 1967 performances of Wind Cries Mary and Purple Haze from the Swedish television program Popside and the January 9, 1969 performances of Red House and Sunshine Of Your Love from the Swedish television. Our first collaboration with Experience Hendrix, this DVD has been certified Gold and is a must for all Hendrix fans. The two songs from 1969 were taken from an hour-long seven song broadcast that still remains locked away in the vault.


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Blues

American Folk Blues Festival

The British Tours- 1963-1966
Released: May 8, 2007

Historic performances by the aristocracy of American blues, unseen for forty years and never before released, comprise the latest addition to Experience Hendrix/Reelin’ In The Years Productions/Hip-O Records’ The American Folk-Blues Festival DVD series. The British Tours 1963-1966, to be released May 8th, offers 18 complete performances from some of the most iconic blues artists of all time including Sonny Boy Williamson, Lightinin’ Hopkins, Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Lonnie Johnson, Big Joe Williams, Howlin’ Wolf, Big Joe Turner plus gospel great Sister Rosetta Tharpe.


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American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1966

Volume One
Released: August 26, 2003

The greatest blues footage of all time! Nominated for a GRAMMY in the category of “Best Long Form Video” and winner of the Blues Foundations prestigious “Keeping The Blues Alive” award (along with Volume Two), this DVD contains definitive complete performances by Muddy Waters, T-Bone Walker, John Lee Hooker, Sonny Boy Williamson, Willie Dixon and over a dozen other inventors of the blues. Includes a 24-page booklet with a 7000-word essay by GRAMMY award winning author Rob Bowman and a bonus photo gallery with previously unseen photos. “The pervasive power of these giants in their prime tells you everything you ever needed to know, everything you ever could know about the blues.” – Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle.


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American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1966

Volume Two
Released: August 26, 2003

More of the greatest blues footage of all time! Winner of the Blues Foundations prestigious “Keeping The Blues Alive” award (along with Volume One), Volume Two continues the exceptional quality with three jaw-dropping performances by Howlin’ Wolf as well as incredible performances by Sonny Boy Williamson, T-Bone Walker, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Willie Dixon, Memphis Slim, plus over a dozen other originators of the blues. Includes a 24-page booklet with a 7000 word essay by GRAMMY award winning author Rob Bowman and a bonus photo gallery with previously unseen photos. “Spellbinding performances. Historic is not too strong a word.” – Paul Du Noyer, Word Magazine.


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American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1969

Volume Three
Released: August 31, 2004

The greatest blues DVD series continues with more extraordinary footage from The American Folk Blues Festival tours of the 1960s. Volume Three continues the tradition with incredible performances by Muddy Waters, Hound Dog Taylor, Koko Taylor, Little Walter, Skip James, Son House, Buddy Guy and a dozen more blues legends. Includes a 24-page booklet with a 7000-word essay by GRAMMY award winning author Rob Bowman and a bonus photo gallery with even more previously unseen photos.


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Blues Legends (3):

Memphis Slim and Sonny Boy Williamson, Live in Eurpoe
Released: August 31, 2004

The third DVD in the Blues Legends series released by RITY and Experience Hendrix features exceptional performances by the two blues giants. Featuring performances culled from archives in Belgium , Sweden and Germany between 1960 and 1964, this DVD is a must for fans of The American Folk Blues Festival DVD series (it features additional performances from the AFBF tapings). Includes a 4000 word essay by Ice Magazine’s Bill Wasserzieher and DVD photo gallery with previously unseen photos.


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Muddy Waters

Classic Concerts
Released: October 31, 2005

Reelin’ In The Years Productions and Universal Music Group International are proud to announce the release of Muddy Waters Classic Concerts on DVD. Featuring three concerts (including the legendary 1960 Newport Jazz Festival) and spanning seventeen years, the DVD includes 23 songs for almost two hours of performances by Muddy Waters, the undisputed king of the blues. Muddy Waters Classic Concerts features truly amazing performances with great sound and video.

The disc opens with Muddy’s performance at the legendary 1960 Newport Jazz Festival, the concert that spawned Muddy Waters At Newport, one of the greatest live albums of all time. Now available for the first time featuring pristine stereo sound synched up from that classic album, the five songs in the nearly half-hour set are the finest example of Muddy Waters’ greatness ever to be captured on film and include the definitive versions of “Got My Mojo Working”, “Rollin’ Stone” and “Mean Mistreater”.

The second classic concert is a rare, previously unseen, complete set from the 1968 Copenhagen Jazz Festival featuring Muddy’s amazing late-sixties band including blues great Otis Spann on piano. This show, buried in the Danish vaults for 37 years, is one of the few complete Muddy Waters concerts to be captured on film from the 1960s. The entire band plays with both fire and finesse on blistering versions of “(I’m Your) Hoochie Coochie Man”, “Long Distance call”, “Tiger In Your Tank” plus five more songs.

The third concert on the DVD is a complete set from the 1977 Molde Jazz Festival in Norway. Filmed 35 years after his first recordings, Muddy and his top-notch band tear through such classics as “Baby Please Don’t Go”, “Can’t Get No Grindin’”, “Prison-Bound Blues” and four more songs.

In addition to the three concerts, the DVD also includes a host of bonus features. From the Victoria Theatre in London is a performance of “The Blues Had A Baby And They Named It Rock & Roll” shot in 1977. Also included are two filmed interviews from Old Grey Whistle Test (1972) and the Molde Jazz Festival (1977). The 16-page booklet includes a foreword by Bill Wyman of The Rolling Stones, and an insightful 5,000-word essay by Bob Margolin, Muddy’s lead-guitarist from 1973 to 1980.


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Jazz

Jazz Icons Series 5

Exclusive Boxed Set
Released: Nov 8, 2011

The latest series of Jazz Icons, produced in association with Mosaic Records, features one-of-a kind performances from some of the biggest names in jazz history, captured live in France during their heyday.

• John Coltrane • Live In France 1965
• Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers • Live In France 1959
• Thelonious Monk • Live In France 1969
• Johnny Griffin • Live In France 1971
• Freddie Hubbard • Live In France 1973
• Rahsaan Roland Kirk • Live In France 1972


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Jazz Icons: John Coltrane

Live In France 1965
Released: Nov 8, 2011

Antibes Jazz Festival, Juan Les Pins, France
July 26-27, 1965
B&W/Mono/52 min.

The John Coltrane Quartet with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones was formed in 1960 and was at the peak of its powers for these concerts from the Antibes Jazz Festival on July 26 & 27, 1965. What made this appearance so important was the first and only public performance of his masterpiece A Love Supreme, which had recently become an instant and influential hit in the jazz world. The DVD opens with “Naima,” a searingly intense “Ascension” and “Impressions,” while part one and half of part two of the A Love Supreme suite close out this historic film. Unfortunately, the footage for the rest of the suite has not survived.

PERSONNEL:
John Coltrane- Tenor Saxophone
Elvin Jones- Drums
McCoy Tyner- Piano
Jimmy Garrison- Bass

Naima
Ascension
Impressions
A Love Supreme Suite Pt 1. – Acknowledgement
A Love Supreme Suite Pt 2. – Resolution


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Jazz Icons: Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers

Live In France 1959
Released: Nov 8, 2011

Theater des Champs Elysees, Paris, France
November 15, 1959
B&W/Mono/83 min.

At the time of this November 15, 1959, Paris concert, Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers were introducing two new members: Wayne Shorter, whose sound and conception would forever change the sonic landscape of the band and Walter Davis Jr., who had as much drive on the piano as Blakey had on his drums. The band featured Lee Morgan on trumpet and all are absolutely on fire throughout this 80-minute concert. Seeing rather than just hearing Blakey’s soaring dynamics and irresistible rhythms reveals just how powerfully he controlled the shape of the music and drove each soloist to new heights.

PERSONNEL:
Art Blakey- Drums
Lee Morgan- Trumpet
Wayne Shorter- Tenor Saxophone
Jymie Merritt- Bass
Walter Davis, Jr.- Piano


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Jazz Icons: Thelonious Monk

Live In France 1969
Released: Nov 8, 2011

ORTF TV Studio, Paris, France
December 1969
Color/Mono/65 min.

In December 1969, Thelonious Monk entered a television studio in Paris. Just Monk, a grand piano and two cameras — no audience, no sidemen, no emcee, no clock-watching stage manager, no set list, no distractions. The result was an astonishingly intimate and revealing portrait of a man and his music. Monk sits at the piano and plays whatever occurs to him. In this case, it was nine originals and two of his favorite standards. The freedom of playing unaccompanied allows Monk to give each composition fascinating new twists and variations. The viewer can virtually see his mind at work.

PERSONNEL:
Thelonious Monk- Piano

Dreamland
Monk’s Mood (Version 1)
Thelonious
Reflections
Epistrophy
’Round Midnight
Crepuscule With Nellie
Ugly Beauty
Monk’s Mood (Version 2)
Don’t Blame Me
Coming On The Hudson
Nice Work If You Can Get It

Bonus: Thelonious rehearsal, B-Roll, raw interview


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Jazz Icons: Johnny Griffin

Live In France 1971
Released: Nov 8, 2011

Johnny Griffin was a soulful, inventive tenor saxophone virtuoso with a magnificent tone and the ability to navigate the fastest tunes and the most sophisticated chord changes with seemingly effortless precision. This DVD features two 1971 French concerts with Griff’s quartet featuring drummer Art Taylor and guest artist Dizzy Gillespie on “Hot House” and “A Night In Tunisia.” The band is on fire through bebop classics from Tadd Dameron, Dizzy, Thelonious Monk and Charlie Parker as well as four of Griff’s best-known originals. Taylor’s unrelenting swing drives this band to incredible heights.

Part One
Jazz Festival de Châteauvallon. August 29, 1971
B&W/Stereo/55 min.

Part Two
Classiques du Jazz TV Studio, Châteauvallon, France, July 7, 1971
B&W/Mono/30 min.


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Jazz Icons: Freddie Hubbard

Live In France 1973
Released: Nov 8, 2011

Freddie Hubbard possessed a big tone, a unique melodic conception and an amazing technique. In the early 1970s, Hubbard became a best-selling jazz artist with a succession of highly produced albums on the CTI label. On the road, he would perform many of his CTI recordings in a more direct, straight-ahead jazz style. On this 1973 concert, he and his quintet with Junior Cook, George Cables, Kent Brinkley and Michael Carvin stretch out on three of his greatest compositions of the period: “Straight Life,” “Intrepid Fox” and “First Light.” These performances are incendiary!

PERSONNEL:
Freddie Hubbard-Trumpet
Junior Cook-Tenor Sax, Flute
George Cables-Electric Piano
Kent Brinkley-Bass
Michael Carvin-Drums


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Jazz Icons: Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Live In France 1972
Released: Nov 8, 2011

This 1972 concert, with the excellent support of Ron Burton, Henry Pearson, Richie Goldberg and Joe Texidor, is a perfect example Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s unique genius. The 73-minute performance, featuring classics from Coltrane to Ellington, ends poignantly with two of his most celebrated and powerful compositions: “Volunteered Slavery” and “The Inflated Tear.” Seeing him live was a completely different experience from listening to his music on record. Often playing two and three reed instruments simultaneously with amazing skill, he was a living encyclopedia of jazz and an ever-thinking force of energy who swept the audience up into his orbit.


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Jazz Icons Series 1 Box Set

9 DVD Series
Released: October 31, 2006

The entire 1st Jazz Icons series, packaged in a beautiful boxed set. You can save the price of 1 DVD by buying the box set. It’s the perfect gift for any music lover.


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Jazz Icons: Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers

Live In ’58
Released: September 26, 2006

Jazz Icons: Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers features what many consider to be one of the finest line-ups in the history of jazz—Art Blakey (Drums), Bobby Timmons (Piano), Jymie Merritt (Bass), Benny Golson (Sax) and the legendary trumpet player, Lee Morgan. Lost for nearly 50 years, this historic 55-minute concert, filmed in Belgium in 1958, one month to the day after they recorded their masterpiece Moanin’, is the only known visual document of this influential band who were together for only six months.


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Jazz Icons: Dizzy Gillespie

Live In ’58 & ’70
Released: September 26, 2006

Jazz Icons: Dizzy Gilespie features two historic concerts from one of the founding fathers of bebop. Filmed 12 years apart, the 1958 concert features Dizzy working eloquently within the small combo structure of a quintet including such influential musicians as sax player Sonny Stitt and bassist Ray Brown. The second show focuses on a completely different side of Dizzy, fronting the legendary Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band. With a 16-piece big band to conduct, including two drummers, his Latin influences are revealed on “Con Alma” and “Manteca.”


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Jazz Icons: Louis Armstrong

Live In ’59
Released: September 26, 2006

Jazz Icons: Louis Armstrong is one of the only known complete Armstrong concerts from the 1950s to be captured on film. This 55-minute set, filmed in Belgium in 1959, features many of Satchmo’s greatest songs including “Mack The Knife”, “When It’s Sleepy Time Down South” and “Stompin’ At The Savoy,” backed by his stellar band the All-Stars, featuring Trummy Young, Peanuts Hucko, Billy Kyle, Danny Barcelona and Mort Herbert.


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Jazz Icons: Quincy Jones

Live In ’60
Released: September 26, 2006

Jazz Icons: Quincy Jones spotlights a young “Q” conducting his “dream band”—an 18-piece orchestra of world-renowned players such as Clark Terry, Phil Woods, Sahib Shihab, Budd Johnson and Benny Bailey. This 80-minute program, featuring 17 songs, is one of the finest examples of big band jazz ever to be captured on film. Shot in Switzerland and Belgium in 1960, these two concerts are the only known visual documents of this legendary tour—an important lost chapter in an illustrious career which has spanned six decades.


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Jazz Icons: Thelonious Monk

Live In ’66
Released: September 26, 2006

Jazz Icons: Thelonious Monk features two intimate concerts filmed three days apart in Scandanavia in the Spring of 1966 with a legendary quartet that includes drummer Ben Riley, bassist Larry Gales and tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse. Thelonious Monk revolutionized jazz with his innovative musical approach and these remarkable performances allow viewers the rare opportunity to experience Monk’s genius up close on his classic compositions “Blue Monk,” “Epistrophy” and “’Round Midnight.”


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Jazz Icons: Buddy Rich

Live In ’78
Released: September 26, 2006

Jazz Icons: Buddy Rich highlights the relentless power and unparalleled artistry of the man who was known as “The World’s Greatest Drummer.” This 75-minute concert, taped in Holland in 1978, showcases one of the tightest big bands in history, featuring acclaimed saxophonist Steve Marcus and other members of Buddy’s “Killer Force,” the group he would later call “the best band I ever had.” Standout performances include “Grand Concourse,” “Big Swing Face,” and “Channel One Suite,” which climaxes in Buddy’s signature drum solo.


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Jazz Icons: Ella Fitzgerald

Live In ’57 & ’63
Released: September 26, 2006

Jazz Icons: Ella Fitzgerald features “The First Lady Of Song” in two distinct performances. The first is the earliest known complete concert of Ella to be captured on film. Shot in Belgium, this 1957 concert has her performing with jazz greats Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, Jo Jones and the legendary Oscar Peterson on classics such as “Lullaby Of Birdland,” and “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing).” The second show is an intimate in-studio performance from 1963, taped in Sweden, featuring Ella backed by a quartet including pianist Tommy Flanagan. Highlights include stellar versions of “Mack The Knife” and “Just One Of Those Things.”


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Jazz Icons: Count Basie

Live In ’62
Released: September 26, 2006

Jazz Icons: Count Basie features one of the greatest big band orchestras captured at the height of their considerable powers. Billed frequently as the “most explosive force in jazz,” this recently discovered 60-minute concert, taped in Sweden in 1962, highlights the legendary musical talents of this 18-piece band which included such luminaries as Marshal Royal, Freddie Green, Quentin “Butter” Jackson, Frank Wess and sensational drummer Sonny Payne. This is the earliest known complete concert of Count Basie and his orchestra to be released on DVD. Stellar performances include “Corner Pocket,” “Old Man River,” and “One O’Clock Jump.”


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Jazz Icons: Chet Baker

Live In ’64 & ’79
Released: September 26, 2006

Jazz Icons: Chet Baker features two concerts by the foremost interpreter of the West Coast school of cool jazz. Filmed in Europe 15 years apart, these two shows seen together provide an overview of Baker’s illustrious career. The first show is a haunting 1964 performance in a Belgian TV studio with a quartet including long-time sidemen saxophonist Jacques Pelzer and French pianist Rene Urtreger. Songs include the Miles Davis classic, “So What,” and the jazz standard “Time After Time” (a very rare rendition featuring Chet’s “Cool” vocal style.) The soulful1979 set from Norway, with a trio featuring vibraphonist Wolfgang Lackerschmid, highlights the growth and maturity of this troubled but inspiring artist.


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Jazz Icons: John Coltrane

Live In ’60, ’61 & ’65
Released: September 4, 2007

Jazz Icons: John Coltrane – Live In ’60, ’61 & ’65 provides an epic 95-minute overview of a true giant of 20th-century music. Three separate shows reveal Coltrane’s ascending creative arc from hard bop innovator as a member of the Miles Davis Quartet in 1960 to consummate bandleader in 1961 to unrivalled jazz visionary in 1965. This DVD not only features Trane’s classic quartet with Elvin Jones (drums), Jimmy Garrison (bass) and McCoy Tyner (piano), but also spotlights him onstage with other jazz legends including Stan Getz, Eric Dolphy and Oscar Peterson. Includes mind-blowing versions of his signature tunes “My Favorite Things” and “Impressions”.

RUNNING TIME: 95 minutes


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R&B/Soul

Ray Charles

Live In France 1961
Released: Oct 25, 2011

“Seeing and hearing Ray perform so brilliantly 50 years ago in France, is an inspiration and reminds us just how gifted this man was and what an amazing and special talent he had. This film is a fantastic way for us to continue to celebrate Ray Charles and his beautiful legacy.” – JAMIE FOXX

By 1961 Ray Charles had established himself at the forefront of popular music. He had several R&B hit singles on Atlantic Records in the fifties and crossed over into the mainstream with his hit “What’d I Say” in 1959. He then moved from Atlantic Records to ABC and had further success throughout the sixties. The two concerts on this DVD were filmed at the Antibes Jazz Festival in July of 1961 when Ray Charles was at the peak of his powers. Filmed on 16mm film it has been lovingly restored and is released here for the first time.


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Movin’ On Up

The Music and Message of Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions
Released: May 6, 2008

Movin’ On Up: The Music and Message of Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions is the definitive documentary on one of the most important artists and greatest groups of all time.

Throughout the ‘60s the Impressions helped provide a soundtrack for the civil rights movement with such classic songs as “People Get Ready,” “Meeting Over Yonder,” “Choice of Colors” and “We’re A Winner.” Later as a solo artist Curtis further defined an era with his ‘70s masterpiece, Superfly.

This two-hour documentary tells their incredible story through interviews with Impressions Fred Cash and Sam Gooden, Curtis’ wife Altheida Mayfield, producer/ arranger Johnny Pate, Carlos Santana, Chuck D, civil rights leader Ambassador Andrew Young, and archival interviews with Curtis Mayfield, as well as 22 complete performances filmed between 1965 and 1973. This film celebrates the craft and the conscience of one of the 20th century’s great souls.


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The Temptations- Get Ready

Definitive Performances 1965-1972
Released: Sep 12, 2006

Features for the first time on DVD, 16 classic full-length performances from the Temptations on American television appearances during Motown’s golden era. This is the first official DVD anthology of classic archival television performances by one of the most successful singing groups of all time. Beginning with a stunning 1965 performance of “The Way You Do The Things You Do” and concluding with the epic “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone,” filmed in concert in September of 1972 (two weeks before it debuted on the charts), this DVD includes a wealth of vintage performances with re-mastered sound and video. Interspersed between the songs, Otis Williams (the only surviving member of the original Temptations) reminisces about the history of the group in an insightful interview filmed exclusively for this DVD.


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Soul to Soul

Released: August 24, 2004

The classic 1971 concert film that brought some of the greatest performers of the era to Ghana, Africa for a 14-hour musical celebration. Featuring Wilson Pickett, Ike & Tina Turner, Santana, The Staple Singers and others, Soul To Soul combines classic concert performances with scenes of the artists getting in touch with their roots as they return to the cultural motherland of Africa. Newly remastered and restored from the original 35mm negative, Soul To Soul includes a bonus CD of the original soundtrack album, now remastered and expanded to over 60 minutes. In addition to the DVD and bonus CD, Soul To Soul includes a wealth of special features including four separate commentary tracks by Mavis Staples, Les McCann, Ike Turner, Michael Shrieve of Santana and five others. Also included is an outtake performance of Ike & Tina Turner’s “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long”, a photo gallery with previously unseen photos taken by the artists and crew, a 24-page booklet with an 8000-word essay by GRAMMY-winning author Rob Bowman, and a 5.1 DOLBY digital surround sound mix of the film. “If you didn’t quite understand what the term “African American” was supposed to mean before seeing this movie, you will have a complete understanding after seeing it.” – Bob Davis, Soul Patrol


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The Legends: Ike & Tina Turner

Live In '71
Released: November 2, 2004

The definitive concert on DVD with a bonus one-hour CD featuring additional songs from the concert. Found in an archive in Holland , this concert includes amazing versions of River Deep Mountain High , Come Together , and Proud Mary – but the entire concert is terrific from start to finish! Booklet includes a 4,000 word essay by GRAMMY award winning author Rob Bowman and never-before-seen photos. “This is the best filmed concert of Ike & Tina Turner I’ve ever seen”
– Ike Turner.


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Marvin Gaye- The Real Thing

In Performance 1964-1981
Released: April 3, 2006

Reelin’ In The Years Productions and Universal Music Group International are proud to announce the April 3, 2006 worldwide release of Marvin Gaye – The Real Thing In Performance 1964 – 1981 on DVD. Featured for the first time on DVD are 16 classic full-length performances from American and European television appearances, spanning three decades. The DVD includes more than two hours of performances by Marvin Gaye, one of Motown’s most influential stars.

Issued with the full cooperation of the Marvin Gaye estate, this is the first official DVD anthology of classic archival television performances by a Motown artist. The DVD includes a wealth of classic performances with re-mastered sound and video plus a host of bonus features.

Marvin Gaye – The Real Thing In Performance 1964 – 1981 begins with Marvin singing one of his earliest hits, “Hitch Hike,” on American Bandstand in 1964; the DVD progresses through the artist’s entire Motown career, including vintage performances of “Pride & Joy,” “Ain’t That Peculiar,” “Can I Get A Witness,” “Let’s Get It On” and a host of others. Further treasures include a beautiful 1967 duet performance of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” with Tammi Terrell; a staggering live concert performance of “What’s Going On” and “What’s Happening Brother” from 1972; and an amazing live 1969 performance of “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” from the American TV show Hollywood Palace recorded while the song was still No. 1 on the U.S. charts. Interspersed between the songs, Marvin talks about his life and music in interview segments from various TV shows throughout his career.

Marvin Gaye – The Real Thing In Performance 1964 – 1981 also includes a bonus audio feature of 7 original a cappella (vocal only) performances of Marvin’s classic hits discovered in the Motown vaults, and now available on this DVD for the first time anywhere.


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Marvin Gaye- Live in Belgium 1981

Released: September 12, 2006

This DVD features an hour-long, televised concert from Marvin’s self-exile in Ostende, Belgium, originally performed July 4th, 1981. He performs 10 of his biggest hits, from “Got To Give It Up” to “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You),” and a sweet medley of famous Tammi Terrell duets, including “Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing.” This specially-priced collection also includes bonus footage, of a candid Marvin Gaye interview along with two rare lip-sync performances, of “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” and “Heavy Love Affair,” from a local Belgian TV show promoting this upcoming show. Additional bonus features is the original a cappella vocal track for “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” and a full-color booklet with liner notes by GRAMMY®-Award winning author Rob Bowman.


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Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

Definitive Performances 1963-1987
Released: November 21, 2006

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles-Definitive Performances 1963-1987 features for the first time on DVD, 14 full-length performances from classic archival television appearances spanning three decades. This 2 1/2 hour DVD is the first official video anthology by one of the most successful singing groups of all-time. Highlights include a powerful performance of “You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me” filmed at the famed Apollo Theatre in 1963, a moving performance of “Ooo Baby Baby” filmed in concert in 1965 and a 1976 performance of the Miracles’ “Love Machine” featuring lead singer Billy Griffin. The disc concludes with three solo performances by Smokey Robinson including his Grammy-winning hit, “Just To See Her” filmed in 1987. Interspersed between the performances and filmed exclusively for this DVD, is the first ever in-depth interview with Smokey and original Miracles Pete Moore and Bobby Rogers. Throughout the insightful 75-minute interview, the three Miracles reminisce about the history of the group, Motown, the Apollo and the inspiration behind many of their classic hits.


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Folk

Folk Icons: Pete Seeger

Live In Australia 1963
Released: Apr 28, 2009

Folk Icons: Pete Seeger is a beautifully filmed 105-minute concert showcasing one of the most provocative figures in music history. In 1963 Pete Seeger, blacklisted and barred from American television, fled the persecution of his homeland and embarked on a 10-month world tour. One of his first stops was Australia where he was welcomed with open arms and sold-out performances. This DVD not only presents a full concert filmed in Melbourne but also includes 55 minutes of bonus footage from various other Australian television appearances. Witness how one man, armed only with a banjo, a guitar and the power of song, captures the hearts and minds of a nation.


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