Celebrate 50 years of blues music with The King of Blues, B.B. King, as he performs his greatest hits live by request from his fans. Originally aired on the A&E Network on A&E's Live By Request, B.B. and special guest Jeff Beck electrify New York city with all-time favorites like "The Thrill Is Gone" and "Ill Survive."
Universally hailed as the reigning king of the blues, the legendary B.B. King is without a doubt the single most important electric guitarist of the last half century.
Australia's most successful pop group, the Bee Geesfirst rose to fame in the 1960s, and have seen their careers continueto thrive more than 35 years after they began hitting the charts. Bee Gees: Live By Request was taped as a special for the A&E cable network, in which brothers Barry, Maurice, and Robin Gibb play a handful of new songs from their 2001 album This Is Where I Came In before taking requests from a live studio audience and perform a number of their biggest and best songs. Selections include "How Deep Is Your Love," "You Should Be Dancin'," "Jive Talkin'," and many more.
The songs in the collection were recorded between 1969 and 2014, including the band's entire performance at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970. The DVD features a concert that was originally broadcast on the German music television show Rockpalast (a WDR production) in 1977.
As noted in other reviews, this DVD, which features a live performance of the supergroup Chicago that aired on PBS, is recommended highly over their other live DVD, "Live by Request" which was shown on A&E. The less-than-excellent sound and visual editing on the A&E disc has been corrected on the Soundstage production and makes this DVD a worthy document of one of the great rock bands of all time. The vocals are tight and well mixed and the horns, those all-time great horns, sound fat and up front in the mix.