I didn't think this day would ever come but I'm happy it did. I've been talking for at least 15 years about how I want to see some Soul Trains with the original Afro-Sheen commercials. Let's hope they did a good job on these.
"Each DVD features the best moments from original Soul Train episodes, including on-air interviews with artists, the illustrious Soul Train dancers, and even classic commercials from Soul Train sponsors Ultra Sheen and Afro Sheen!"
"130 of the best performances from this classic TV show from a who's-who of classic soul artists, including Smokey Robinson, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, The O'Jays, Marvin Gaye, The Isley Brothers, Barry White and many, many more!"
"Red Lights" performed live in the studio.
Howard Bowler-lead guitar, Eric Li- keys, David Bowler-drums, Jim
Clifford-bass, circa 1976. via Oliver Twist on Facebook. I used to read about these guys in "Rock Scene".
Jason Ankeny in the All Music Guide: "New York City power pop quartet the Marbles formed in 1974. Singer/guitarist Howard Bowler co-founded the group with his brother, drummer David Bowler, and the David's former Columbia University classmate Jim Clifford on bass. Keyboardist Eric Li
completed the lineup. By 1975, the Marbles were regular headliners at
the legendary Bowery venue CBGB's, where they shared bills with the Ramones, Blondie and Talking Heads.
In addition to their identical pudding-bowl haircuts and conservative
dress, the quartet also stood in stark contrast to the prevailing NYC
culture thanks to a harmony-rich pop sensibility. In 1976, the Marbles
nevertheless joined Television and Patti Smith
on the landmark Ork label with their debut single "Red Lights." The
group then cut several tracks for a proposed CBGB compilation that went
unreleased, and was a featured artist in Amos Poe's seminal punk film Blank Generation. New York Rocker editor Alan Betrock
was also a champion of their music and helped the Marbles land a deal
with the Jimboco label for their second single, "Forgive and Forget," a
staple on New York station WNEW. The Marbles split in 1979, but the
Bowler brothers later reunited in the group Contraband. Li died of a drug overdose in 1989."
"Filmed just eight months after The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, THE T.A.M.I. SHOW introduced rock n soul youth culture to America in the first concert movie of the rock era. One of the rarest and most sought-after performance films from its time, the 1964 concert event featured future Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Rolling Stones, James Brown, Chuck Berry, The Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Supremes and many other American and British Invasion hitmakers in their prime."
"This legendary film has never been available on DVD and has not been seen in its entirety since it originally appeared in theaters in 1964. Mastered from a new High Definition transfer and UNCUT, this complete version features the Beach Boys performances that were removed following the films initial theatrical run. This is what music fans have been waiting for: the ultimate collectors edition of this long-unavailable landmark film."
So I wanna start doing a little VeeJaying. I'm considering buying this program Modul8 which seems like the main one VJs are using. Unfortunately for me, VJing today means, for the most part, just providing visuals to go along with what a DJ is spinning. So the software is set up to utilize small clips and loops, with alot of layering and effects possibilities. I want to VJ in the old school sense of just playing one music video cross-faded into another into another. Like MTV used to do back when they played videos.
If anybody out there has any knowledge about these matters I would love some input about what the best set-up would be for me to VJ the way I want to. I would really like to avoid having to buy a Hardware A/V mixer, dvd players and monitors, but going that way would save me hours and hours of editing and digitizing clips... But I'm not even sure if the software can handle the relatively large files I'll be trying to play...