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Legends Of New Orleans


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  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005KH3K
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #808,518 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Legends of New Orleans showcases three of the city's most celebrated musicians: Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, and the Neville Brothers. These musicians came of age during the heyday of R&B when the New Orleans sound dominated the national R&B charts. These performances are from the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2000, the world's largest music and cultural event with over a half million people from around the world attending. Includes a special appearance by Bonnie Raitt. Songs: A Certain Girl, Mother-in-Law, Fortune Teller, Workin' in a Coal Mine, All These Things, Pain in My Heart, What is Success? (Allen Toussaint), Right Place Wrong Time, Candy, Goin' Back to New Orleans (Dr. John), Fire on the Bayou, Crazy Love, Tipitina (The Neville Brothers). 57 minutes.

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Produced partly under the aegis of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, this hourlong documentary provides a solid overview of the Crescent City's formidable '50s and '60s rhythm & blues influence through portraits of three of the festival's most enduring draws. It helps that Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, and the four Neville Brothers are contemporaries whose careers have intersected numerous times, although the program's concise format of interviews and live Fest performances never takes full advantage of those associations: all six musicians came up through the ranks as teenagers, and have performed and recorded together in various configurations. More casual listeners may wonder why the lesser-known Toussaint leads off the program, but the gifted pianist, songwriter, arranger, and producer brings a rap sheet that fully justifies the spotlight. Indeed, our lone complaint is that hearing his songs condensed into rapid-fire medleys just whets our ears for a fuller set. Dr. John and the Nevilles are reliably fine, of course. --Sam Sutherland

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 28, 2001
Format: DVD
The New Orleans Jazz fest has over 500,000 fans attending which is 100,000 more than the first Woodstock. Dr John, Allen Toussaint and the Neville Bros are just three of over a hundred acts appearing. They have been appearing repeatedly year after year because of their draw and add to the flavor with their New Orleans type style. It's called a Jazz Fest but it's much more. This video brings you into the festival as Ed Bradley gives a little history of the festival, New Orleans and the musicians and then you see the live performances of these three amazing acts. The quality of the filming and sound make you feel like you're there. The dvd has some great enhancements w/extensive bios, discography and facts.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 22, 2002
Format: DVD
This is a sensational DVD of a great Jazz concert. Of the three major stars who perform, my favorite is the Neville Brothers who simply destroy the audience on their renditions of Fire on the Bayou and Crazy Love. The DVD features, including background interviews, biographies and more, are all excellent additions.
Seeing Dr. John, who hasn't lost one beat, sing "Right Place, Wrong Time" and "Goin Back to New Orleans" is another rare treat, as well as a surprise visit by Bonmnie Raitt. This DVD will be treasured by jazz and rock fans and I whole-heartedly call it a "must-have" for any good DVD music collection.
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Format: VHS Tape
Live videos from latter 90's of some fave New Orleans' artists at the annual Jazz Fest with intros by the late CBS 60 Minutes correspondent & music aficionado Ed Bradley.
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