DVD Series Review: America’s Music Legacy

MVD Entertainment Group, in collaboration with Quantum Leap Group,
have just released a new series of DVDs that feature live video of
some of the greatest musical acts of different musical genres. The
first four that are available have been handed to me for a quick
review.

Rhythm & Blues, the music that sprung from the likes of jazz, ragtime
and gospel, is full of rhythm and story telling lyrics that many
people favor as their chosen musical genre. This DVD includes songs
like ‘Mr. Saturday Night’ by Billy Eckstine, ‘Summertime’ by Billy
Preston, ‘Boll Weevil’ by Brook Benton, ‘Ain’t She Sweet’ by Scatman
Crothers, ‘My Guy’ by Mary Wells and tons more. This DVD is sure to
have you chilling to the groove!

Country and Western is the music of our roots as cowboys.
Rock-a-Billy, Bluegrass and today’s country music all came from
Americana storytellers like Johnny Horton. This DVD has live
performances of Eddie Dean singing ‘Hillbilly Heaven’, Doug Kershaw
doing ‘Jambalaya’, Patti Page singing ‘Release Me’, ‘Gentle On My
Mind’ and ‘Tennessee Waltz’, Moe Bandy doing ‘It’s a Cheatin’
Situation’, Jerry Lee Lewis performing ‘Great Balls of Fire’ and ‘Good
Golly Miss Molly’, Ricky Skaggs singing ‘Get your Heart Broke’ and so
much more. You’re sure to stomp your feet!

Gospel music gets us on our feet in church. Elvis Presley even helped
to bring Gospel music to a whole new group of people. This DVD
includes music by the following performers; Andrae Crouch, The Winans,
The Archers, Marion Williams, Doug Miller, The Walter Hawkins Family,
Wentley Phipps, The Chambers Family, Linda Hopkins, Mel carter and
more. Praise the Lord with some beautiful music.

Lastly, is Rock ‘N Roll. Rock ‘N Roll was the devil’s music of old
time. Now, it is one of the most prominent genres of music around. On
this DVD you will find Fabian, The Coasters, Lou Christy, Leslie gore,
Chubby Checker, The Chrystals and more. My favorite songs to watch on
here are ‘Johnny B. Goode’, ‘Then He Kissed Me’, ‘Old Time Rock and
Roll’, ‘Lightnin’ Strikes’ and The Chubby Checker Pony Time Medley.
Feel free to shake your pelvis and sing at the top of your lungs!