Posted: Aug 8, 2008 10:04 am
Got any recommendations? I have a couple and would like to hear of others that are worth checking out.
Yesterday we just got Respect Yourself the Stax Records Story DVD. Excellent documentary that was originally aired on PBS. Good mixture of old footage and current interviews with some of the key people involved. It's about 2 hours long and pretty detailed. Some old Otis R., Carla and Rufus Thomas footage among others. I would highly recommend checking it out.
Also another DVD we own is The!!!! Beat vol 3. I think there are at least 6 volumes of this, maybe more. For those who don't already know it was an R&B/ Soul show out of Nashville, TN in the mid 60s. The one we have has the Mighty Hannibal, Jimmy Church, Little Gary Furguson ...and several others. Some of the other volumes have Little Ester Philips, Etta James, Joe Tex and the on and on. I think they are fairly easy to come across. I've only seen the one we own, but plan to get some of the others in the future.
There was another show out of TN called the Night Train. But I have not seen this yet. Anybody else? Sounds like it would be interesting as well.