(1994 TV Series)
Episode: Ellen Unplugged (1997)
On Ellen's 35th birthday, she and the gang go to the rock 'n roll music camp in Hollywood where they get to jam in a band with David Crosby, Aaron Neville and Bonnie Raitt. But Ellen gets cold feet when she feels her singing can't compare with theirs.
(1985 TV Series)
Episode: Troubadours: Carole King/James Taylor & the Rise of the Singer-Songwriter (2011)
Examines the California singer/songwriter movement of the early 1970s, as seen through the eyes of two of its brightest lights: Carole King and James Taylor. Intimately tracking King and Taylor's artistic developments and enduring partnership, the film also interweaves the intriguing story of the 'world famous' Troubadour club that cemented their musical legacy. Run by a mercurial impresario named Doug Weston, the Troubadour was, for a time, the premier launching pad for the likes of King, Taylor, and other soon-to-be-boldfaced names: Jackson Browne; Elton John; Kris Kristofferson; David Crosby; even Steve Martin and Cheech & Chong. But 'Troubadors' also chronicles the dark side of the burgeoning L.A. music industry, evinced by hard drugs, critical opprobrium, and the eventual decay of the Troubadour itself.
|3.||Behind the Music
(1997 TV Series)
Episode: 1968 (1998)
In this installment, the show looks back at the year 1968, which is generally considered the most turbulent year in American history since the Civil War. Among the events covered are the Tet Offensive, the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., the chaos at the 1968 Democratic National Convention as well as the music and trends that shaped the year. Among those interviewed are singers David Crosby and Grace Slick as well as writer P.J. O'Rourke.
This lost vintage feature film, 'New Gladiators', was filmed in 1973 & 1974 and was the pet project of Elvis Presley and Ed Parker; finally found, restored and released. The cast of this feature film reads like a 'who's who' of the martial arts. You will see Team USA fight at Wembley Stadium in London, England, and then very next day, fight in Brussels against the very best fighters in Belgium. This is not a 'how-to' video - this entertaining film features a great soundtrack created by David Crosby and Graham Nash, and is narrated by karate legend, Chuck Sullivan.
|5.||Backstage at the Bowl
Narrated by Jeff Bridges, this film provides an insider's look at the Santa Barbara Bowl, one of the world's most beautiful outdoor amphitheaters in the world. The narrative takes us through the building of the bowl by Santa Barbara artisans during the height of the Depression, through a postwar period when it was almost torn down, and then into the 90s when a renovation effort enhanced it's uniqueness and created a venue with soul, intimacy, and beauty. The film also includes rare concert footage from the bowl's 2004 concert season, and scores of interviews with such bowl supporters as Rob Lowe, Julia Louis Dreyfus and musicians including David Crosby, Kenny Loggins, Jackson Browne, Jack Johnson, and more.