Celebrate the rich musical heritage of the Emerald Isles with Celtic Woman as they offer enchanting re-imagined versions of fan favorites from their treasure chest of Celtic songs. This family-friendly, one-of-a-kind interactive concert showcases the group’s sparkling pure voices, bewitching choreography and fairytale charms along with a group of world-class musicians, an Aontas Choir, bagpipers and championship Irish dancers.
Dazzling performances from some of the biggest names in rock and blues history, including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Dr. John, Bo Diddley, Ronnie Wood, Delbert McClinton, Sam Moore, Percy Sledge and more, are featured in this world television premiere of a concert recirded during a live Presidential Inaugural concert event in 1989 and presumed lost for nearly 20 years.
A CELEBRATION OF BLUES & SOUL features nearly 20 minutes of dazzling Stevie Ray Vaughan performances including “Superstition,” “Love Struck Baby” with guest artist Jimmie Vaughan, and “Frosty,” with guest artists Jimmie Vaughan and Blues Hall of Fame legend Albert Collins.
Also featured are Dr. John's performance of “Right Place, Wrong Time,” Bo Diddley’s performance of “Hey! Bo Diddley,” with Ronnie Wood from the Rolling Stones, “Hoochie Coochie Man,” performed by Willie Dixon with Albert Collins, fellow Blues Hall of Fame guitarist Joe Louis Walker and Delbert McClinton, and McClinton’s own performance of “Just A Little Bit,” with both Albert Collins and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Steve Cropper.
Finally, A CELEBRATION OF BLUES & SOUL features a very special tribute to the legendary artists who recorded for Memphis’ Stax Records. Included in this tribute are Sam Moore’s performance of “Soul Man,” Eddie Floyd’s performance of “Knock on Wood,” and a stirring duet by Carla Thomas and Billy Preston of “When Something Is Wrong With My Baby.” What makes this tribute particularly special is that these performances also include Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Steve Cropper and bassist Donald “Duck” Dunn from the Stax Records legendary group Booker T and the MG’s, who played on the original studio recordings for these songs, and fellow Stax guitarist Michael Toles from the Bar-Kays.
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The original video for A CELEBRATION OF BLUES & SOUL was professionally recorded with seven cameras, along with a separate 24-track audio recording. When these original recordings were relocated six years ago, the original video was restored, re-mastered, color-corrected, and converted to HD, and the audio was remixed.
A CELEBRATION OF BLUES & SOUL: THE 1989 INAUGURAL CONCERT includes these performances:
“Right Place, Wrong Time” – Dr. John
“When a Man Loves a Woman” – Percy Sledge
“Knock on Wood” – Eddie Floyd with Steve Cropper and Duck Dunn
“Hey! Bo Diddley” – Bo Diddley with Ronnie Wood
“Hoochie Coochie Man” – Willie Dixon with Albert Collins, Joe Louis Walker and Delbert McClinton
“Soul Man” – Sam Moore with Billy Preston, Steve Cropper and Donald “Duck” Dunn
“Just a Little Bit” – Delbert McClinton with Steve Cropper and Albert Collins
“When Something Is Wrong With My Baby” – Carla Thomas and Billy Preston
“Frosty” – Albert Collins with Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble featuring Jimmie Vaughan
“Love Struck Baby” – Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble featuring Jimmie Vaughan
“Superstition” – Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
“Scuttle Buttin’” – Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
On Mondays in March, WILL-FM's The Evening Concert airs the Dranoff 2 Piano Competition: 176 Keys to the World. The program features highlights of the 2013 competition, following the eight top professional semifinalist piano teams from seven countries.
In addition to performances from the competition, the program offers insightful interviews from many of the finalist and semi-finalist teams, including Duo Yoo and Kim; Duo Yamamoto, pictured; Duo Ping and Ting (Hong Kong); Lavrova/Primakov Duo (Russia); Duo Bohemes (France/Romania) and Duo ImPuls (Germany).
The Dranoff event is the only exclusively duo piano competition in the world accredited by the World Federation of International Musuc Competitions.
On the program are Berlioz's Queen Mab Scherzo and Symphonie Fantastique.
GREAT PERFORMANCES presents an encore of highlights from 1992’s star-studded concert tribute to pop music icon Bob Dylan at Madison Square Garden. A Who’s Who of performers celebrated the 30th anniversary of the enigmatic singer-songwriter’s groundbreaking 1962 debut album, Bob Dylan. Taking viewers from front row center to backstage, the special captures the historic, once-in-a-lifetime concert as many of the greatest names in popular music — including The Band, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Roseanne Cash, Eric Clapton, Shawn Colvin, George Harrison, Richie Havens, Roger McGuinn, John Mellencamp, Tom Petty, Stevie Wonder, Eddie Vedder, Ron Wood, Neil Young and more — pay homage to Dylan and the songs that made him a legend.