The Soul Live Show on DVDs - The !!!! Beat - by Bear Family
The !!!! Beat on DVDs by Bear Family Records
Once THE !!!! BEAT was only a legend. Fans and collectors heard that there was a television show in the mid-1960s that captured the absolute very best of the soul and R&B singers of the day. Some said it was made in Nashville and some said that it was made in Dallas. Musicians remembered working on the show and a few people remembered seeing it, but no one seemed to know what had happened to it. Did the tapes still exist? How many shows were there? Who exactly was on it?
Now, nearly forty years later Bear Family answers all the questions.
All the episodes still exist!
It really was a fabulous show! It really was in color!
It really did feature the absolute best of the Soul and R&B acts of the day!
And whereas once just fragments of the shows made their way onto bootlegs, now the entire series is available in first-generation quality. It has been a long time coming, but THE !!!! BEAT is back and available on DVDs.
Soul music is bigger than ever now, just as the original practitioners are dying off or performing way past their prime. Revivalists like Joss Stone often only emphasize how great the originals were in their day. So here is a reminder of what REAL soul music was like from the absolute original masters.
Here is footage of the great Louis Jordan ... a little past his 1940s prime but still fabulous and still leading one of the hottest bands on the circuit, but the real scene-stealer is Freddie King. The foundation of modern rock guitar is right here in these incendiary performances. And on the subject of guitar, there’s amazing fretwork from Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown, as well as some fabulous New Orleans R&B from Clarence 'Frogman' Henry. And those are just the highlights on this DVDs.