In the late ’70s and early ’80s, Teddy Pendergrass was an unstoppable musical
force. Having come to fame as lead singer for the hit Philly soul act Harold
Melvin & the Blue Notes, he launched a hugely successful solo career and became
the first African-American artist to earn five Platinum records in a row. A 1982
car accident left him confined to a wheelchair, but he re-entered the studio in
1984 and continued to rack up hits—and sales—throughout the next two decades.
For all of Teddy’s record sales and chart success, it’s when he’s on stage that
he’s truly in his element. For years, fans have implored him to increase his
touring schedule and release some of his classic concerts on DVD. Teddy! Live In
’79, the first DVD to feature Teddy in his early prime, captures the magic and
the heat of the mighty soul man’s legendary live performances.
PROGRAM LISTING: "Life Is A Song Worth Singing", "Only You", "All By Myself",
Medley: "If You Don’t Know Me By Now" - "The Love I Lost" - "Bad Luck" -
"Wake Up Everybody", "Easy, Easy, Got To Take It Easy", "Close The Door",
"When Somebody Loves You Back", and "Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose".
Running Time: 80 minutes
Have You Heard: Jim Croce Live features the late singer-songwriter’s
performances on television in the early 1970s. Set in an intimate style akin to
today’s popular “Unplugged” series, the DVD includes performances of such
classic Croce songs as “You Don’t Mess Around With Jim,” “Operator (That’s Not
The Way It Feels),” “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown,” many not seen since they were
originally broadcast. Jim Croce’s widow, Ingrid, and their son A.J. provide
special narration, filled with intimate anecdotes and stirring memories of their
Program Listing: Prologue: “Photographs And Memories”, “You Don’t Mess Around
With Jim”, “Operator (That’s Not The Way It Feels)”, “Roller Derby Queen”, “One
Less Set Of Footsteps”, “Next Time, This Time”, “Speedball Tucker”, “Lovers
Cross”, “Workin’ At The Car Wash Blues”, Interlude: “I’ll Have to Say I Love You
In A Song”, “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown”, “New York’s Not My Home”, “The Hard Way
Every Time”, “Rapid Roy”, “These Dreams”, Epilogue: “Time In A Bottle”.
Running Time: 70 minutes
Good To See You Again, Alice Cooper is one of the great lost rock films. The
movie, which captures the original band
lineup in the middle of the legendary 1973 Billion Dollar Babies tour, has never
before been available on home video or DVD. Shout! Factory is proud to present
the original cut of the film (with skits featuring the band and the crazy German
director), which was given a very limited theatrical run—mostly at midnight
screenings—in the mid-’70s. Now available for the first time since the
theatrical release, Good To See You Again, Alice Cooper boasts a new
high-definition film transfer as well as a new Surround Sound mix created from
the 16-track master tapes, plus a multitude of extras, including movie-length
commentary by Alice himself. “The film that out-grosses them all”—as it was
originally billed—is back, looking and
sounding better than ever.
Live Performances: "Hello, Hooray", "Billion Dollar Babies", "Elected", "I’m
Eighteen", "Raped And Freezin’", "No More Mr. Nice Guy", "My Stars", "Unfinished
Sweet", "Sick Things", "Dead Babies", "I Love The Dead", "School’s Out", "Under
My Wheels", "The Lady Is A Tramp (studio)".
Running Time: 100 minutes