sexta-feira, 26 de junho de 2009

JIMMY WITHERSPOON: GOIN' DOWN BLUES - DVD Release Date: April 14, 2009

JIMMY WITHERSPOON: Goin' Down Blues (2009)
Jimmy Witherspoon, Wray Downes

Actors: Jimmy Witherspoon, Wray Downes, John Heard, Harold Jones, John Collins
Format: Best of, Color, Dolby, DVD, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: VIEW, Inc.
DVD Release Date: April 14, 2009
Run Time: 60 minutes

Legendary Blues singer Jimmy Spoon Witherspoon, one of the premiere Blues musicians of the post-WWII era, is immortalized in this exclusive DVD entitled Jimmy Witherspoon: Goin' Down Blues. Witherspoon became the vocalist for Jay McShann's band, which also featured T-Bone Walker and Big Joe Turner, during which time they recorded numerous hits, such as Ain't Nobody's Business, Times Gettin' Tougher Than Tough, and Big Fine Girl, which exemplified his unique style as a Blues Shouter.
Remembered as a quintessential Blues Man, Jimmy Witherspoon had a style based in the tradition of the Big Band, and was able to incorporate genres such as Jazz, Soul, Rock n Roll and R&B into his repertoire. As Seen On TV and also featuring Jazz guitarist John Collins & Jazz sax great Marshall Royal, among others, this DVD, Jimmy Witherspoon: Goin' Down Blues, features Witherspoon's authentic, honest songs and emotional vocal styling that propelled him from his humble beginnings into a genuine musical icon.
The Ad Lib Series, now available on DVD for the first time, is a collection of 46 concert TV programs presenting the best Jazz, Pop and Blues artists showcasing their skills with a Jazz flair. Seen on TV internationally, Ad Lib (filmed in 1980) was the first musical television series recorded in Stereo. Each DVD features 2 episodes of the acclaimed Ad Lib Series.

Song Selection:
Show #15
Jimmy Witherspoon: Good Morning Blues<>Jimmy Witherspoon: Confessin' The Blues>Jimmy Witherspoon: Nobody Knows You When You're Down and OutMarshall Royal: Jitterbug WaltzJimmy Witherspoon & Marshall Royal: Everyday I Have the Blues
Show #12
Jimmy Witherspoon: Money's Getting CheaperJimmy Witherspoon: Goin' Down SlowJimmy Witherspoon: Goin' To ChicagoJimmy Witherspoon: Taint Nobody's Bizness If I DoJimmy Witherspoon & John Collins: Roll Em PeteJohn Collins: Dearly BelovedJohn Collins: Till Tomorrow Jimmy Witherspoon & John Collins: You Got Me Runnin'
DVD Bonus Features:
--Jimmy Witherspoon Biography--Marshall Royal Biography--Ad Lib Highlights Reel (16 min.)--Digitally Mastered Audio & Video--Dolby Stereo Audio--Instant Access Songs--DVD Recommendations

Jimmy Witherspoon - Vocals
Wray Downes - Piano
John Heard - Bass
Harold Jones - Drums
John Collins - Guitar
Phil Moore - Piano
Marshall Royal - Saxophone

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