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Live From The House Of Soul: Charles Bradley and Menahan Street Band (2016/Daptone Records/MVD Visual DVD)



Picture: B- Sound: B- Extras: B Main Program: B



MVD Visual brings us Live From The House Of Soul: Charles Bradley and Menahan Street Band (first of the series), a great documentary concert performance of Charles Bradley and the Menahan Street Band that is fun Jazz/R & B music that is sure to make you dance and keep with the beat. The creative filming and beautiful close-up shots are more than adequate, though will make you wish that this edition was on Blu-ray instead of DVD, so that we could catch a few more textures and details in image.


Songs performed include Love Bug, Where Do We Go From Here?, Victim of Love, Confusion, The World (Is Going Up In Flames), Crying in the Chapel, and Strictly Reserved For You.


In between each tune, Charles Bradley gives us and up close and personal interview with insights on the backstory of how each song came to be. The performance itself takes place in an alley behind a brick building, which gives you the feel that you just happen to be walking down the street when you come across this great jazz band.


Presented on DVD in standard definition with an anamorphic widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track, the show looks fine for the DVD format but could have been even more captivating had it been in high definition.


Extras include bonus music videos for Where Do We Go From Here?, Strictly Reserved For You, The World (Is Going Up In Flames), and Heartaches and Pain.


If you're a jazz fan and definitely if you are familiar with this band, then you will watch to give this disc a spin. The only negatives are that it's not on Blu-ray and the running time is a short thirty minutes.



- James Lockhart

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