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Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller (2001)

Ken Ard , Adrian Bailey , Don Roy King  |  PG |  DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Ken Ard, Adrian Bailey, Matt Bogart, Brenda Braxton, Victor Trent Cook
  • Directors: Don Roy King
  • Writers: Otis Sallid
  • Producers: Nicholas van Hoogstraten
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Image Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: January 16, 2007
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000JJSKZ4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,274 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller" on IMDb

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The final performance of Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stollers, the longest-running musical revue in Broadway history, was recorded live at Broadway's Virginia Theatre featuring the original Tony Award-nominated cast in a non-stop celebration of more than 40 songs that provided the soundtrack to the lives of a generation of Americans. Incredibly, they were all the work of a single songwriting team, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, whose extraordinary list of hits includings "Jailhouse Rock," "Hound Dog," "Treat Me Nice," "Stand by Me," "Spanish Harlem," and appropriately, "On Broadway."

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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bravo! Great way to capture this show's musical magic! November 30, 2003
Format:DVD
Usually I would complain that all these productions wait too long to film their shows. However, this DVD is of the last performance in which they brought back the original cast!
The singing talent in this show is excellent, particularly in the males. Each song is sung flawlessly with harmonies and orchestrations that, in my opinion, are improvements on the original songs and translate effectively to the stage.
Although most of the dancing is done in the first act, it is very fun to watch, hard to emulate and successfully executed.
The show was filmed in front of a live audience and filmed well, there is never any problem with not being able to see an actor on stage, nor is there a problem with people being upstaged. (Unless you want to include one person in the audience who couldn't help but standing up and applauding with their arms above their head).
The only problem I was able to notice was that the cast did seem slightly out of practice. To be more specific: In the song "On Broadway" there were problems establishing a beat as the five males in the song were trying to slow down the song in order to perform the dance steps. Also, "Poison Ivy" was, in a word, rushed.
But, overall, it is undeniable that this is probably the best recorded Broadway musical and it is a rarity to catch a show in its original cast. Also, this is rarely, if ever, on television, I would definately recommend buying it.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Baby, THIS is Rock 'n' Roll! November 6, 2003
Format:DVD
Rarely does a Broadway show get recorded in it's entirety, and even more rarely does this produce a good representation of what was seen live in the theatre. Smokey Joe's Cafe is about as good as it gets. As the longest running review in B'way history, Smokey Joe's Cafe brought back nearly all of it's original cast to perform for the last few weeks. I was in the audience for one of those magical last performances, and though this DVD can capture the electricity in the Virginia Theatre, it's still one amazing show! You'll love every second and you'll probably find yourself dancing in your living room when no one else is looking! Buy this DVD, if you love great music, you'll LOVE IT!
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The greatest ever! February 23, 2002
Format:DVD
There is a reason why this show was one of the longest running on Broadway - and the dvd proves it. From the boys' cheeky 'Young Blood' to DeeLee and Brenda's raunchy 'Trouble'....the crowd pleasing 'On Broadway' to Matt and DeeLee shakin' it up in 'Teach Me How To Shimmy'....BJ and Victor hamming it up in 'Treat Me Nice' and the ball-breakin' 'Hound Dog' to the emotive 'Stand By Me' finale - the cast just nails every song brilliantly. Only downfall is perhaps the bonus features - over time this show has played host to many guest stars such as Rick Springfield, Gloria Gaynor and Gladys Knight, each bringing something wonderful as they were slotted into their roles - it would have been nice to perhaps see some highlights such as Rick's 'Jailhouse Rock' or Gladys and the girls tearing the roof off the house with 'Kansas City'.
Still, an awesome show that every stage-lover MUST have in the collection!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock and Roll Is Here To Stay! January 20, 2002
Format:DVD
When I bought this DVD I knew very little about the show. I popped it in that night and was fixated on the tv for the next two hours. This show is so much fun. This music is great and the performance are impeccable. I have never seen a more talented ensemble cast and never before have I seen a cast look like they're having so much fun on stage. Victor Trent Cook and B.J. Crosby steal the show with their powerhouse voices and humorous antics. Do yourself a favor and buy Smokey Joe's Cafe. You won't be dissapointed.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Never Tire of It! March 18, 2003
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Format:DVD
... I started checking Amazon every couple of months for the DVD version and was thrilled to find it available. We've watched it several times. The sound is excellent, the stars are vibrant and it's a totally uplifting experience. ... If you love rock 'n roll, you must have this DVD!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magic in a DVD March 20, 2005
Format:DVD
I saw this show three times on Broadway and nothing about this disc disapoints. It just runs from start to finish as it did on stage,with nothing messed around.Perfect.Magical dance,magical music and magical singing.This is easily the best value for money DVD I have bought.If you like popular music and entertainment,dont deprive yourself of this.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow what a stunner! January 17, 2002
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This Dvd should be in every Rock N Roll fans collectionfrom the opening number..gets your a tapping.The sound and picture quality are good all the artistsdo the various parts,if youve seen the show you will wantto see it again,
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing January 21, 2002
Format:DVD
Really amazing, i love it from A to Z, the cast is wonderful, the band is big, and the songs are beautiful. A must to have...
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent, entertaining.
Published 2 days ago by palin3100
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fabulous
Published 21 days ago by Arnie & Anita Fried
5.0 out of 5 stars TRANSACTIONS WERE ALL GOOD.
great transactions.THE STARBUCKS COFFEE tasted great as usual.I loved the wingtips by STACY ADAMS.I love the 50's and 60 music on the Smokey Joe's Café DVD.
Published 2 months ago by robert cameron
5.0 out of 5 stars Watch it once and you will re watch it.
Love, love, love this show. If you werent lucky enough to see it on Broadway, this video is your second chance.
Published 3 months ago by Shelbycorealtor
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone needs this in there library.
We have had our first copy for years and needed a replacement . I would recommend this to every one.
Published 4 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars smokey joe's cafe
Great! A00 very good musical...very exciting and a lot of very good music: plus the acting is terrific. Buy this one!
Published 5 months ago by charles higler
5.0 out of 5 stars Love music of Leiber and Stoller
Have had the VHS for many years. Decided I really wanted it on DVD. the music is wonderful and I have used it when having many guests in house for gathering. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Ann Coleman
4.0 out of 5 stars Up and down
Loved some of the songs but not others. The over all quality was good and all of the performers have very good voices. Two performances were outstanding. Read more
Published 6 months ago by C. P. Broussard
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
I enjoyed the music enjoyed the singers enjoyed the dancing enjoyed the show my favorite part was the performing of Spanish Harlem and the dance done at this point in the show was... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Charmaine M. Green
5.0 out of 5 stars This DVD is one of the Greatest Shows
if you like Lieber and Stoller's incredible variety - wonderfully sung, choreographed, danced, and played by great studio musicians - on fire! I loved every minute of this.
Published 7 months ago by Jones
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