Gary Morris: Country Legends Live Mini Concert
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There is only one other thing on this DVD and that is a short excerpt of the history of country music.
Save your money!!This is absolutely not worth the money.
the sound capture is not very good.
I can listen to George Jones all day.
A really great artist.
This video feels like live concert that was filmed for a TV show (probably exactly what it is). Filmed at Orlando's Church Street Station, a voice-over narrator brings us in and introduces some songs. You can tell where the commercials would be. I couldn't find any information on an exact date, but judging from the songs (Wild Bull Rider came out in 1979), I'd guess this performance is from the early 80's (in the twilight of his career).
There are four songs on this DVD, they are as follows:
"Boney Fingers" is kind of a corny song, but a fun warm-up nonetheless.
"Evangelina" felt a little rushed and lifeless to me. Which is a shame because it's my favorite song of his, and easily one of his best. You almost get the feeling that since he had played it so many times up to this point, he might have been a little sick of it and anxious to get on to the next song.
"Wild Bull Rider" brings things back on track, with Hoyt introducing the song and revealing that he "wrote it with his good friend Jack Daniels"
"Joy to the World" is really the true gem here, as you're probably more familiar with the Three Dog Night version of this song that Hoyt wrote. Performed with a great energy and smiles all around. Hoyt even starts jumping around on stage, threatening to bring the house down in entirely the wrong way as he was easily pushing 300 lbs at the time.
The DVD extra is a 9 min, black and white mini documentary called 'Origins of Country' that is marginally interesting and basically just filler.
Since this only cost me 8 bucks and it's currently your only option to see video of a Hoyt Axton performance (outside of Youtube), you can't really go wrong here. Like I said in the title, it is what it is.
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Didn't recognize most of the songs. Didn't sing his best song the way it was originally recorded.Published 5 months ago by joyce malenky
I loved it but it is a little grainy , the songs are preformed well.Published 17 months ago by Starbound
Only a mini-concert of four songs. I bought it because it was recorded in a revenue that I formerly frequented. Quality is mediocre. But overall it provides what I hoped for.Published on January 7, 2014 by doctorgrover
now this one was great too came in as the same time as my Ray Price. So of course my brother could not wait and he took it home and call me at midnight saying it was great,Published on November 16, 2013 by Ruth nOLivares
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