From The House Of Soul: Charles Bradley and Menahan Street Band
(2016/Daptone Records/MVD Visual DVD)
B- Sound: B- Extras: B Main Program: B
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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