The following list of well recorded music on DVD and CD is from mainly lesser known artists. These diverse recordings contain top quality music and lyrics, often stylistically eclectic while still being very accessible.

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No Quarter - Jimmy Page & Robert Plant UnleddedJohn Mayall and the Bluesbreakers - 70th Birthday ConcertThe Moody Blues Hall of Fame - Live From the Royal Albert HallDavid Gilmour in Concert


Party at the Palace - The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham PalaceHouse of Yes - Live from the House of BluesTony Joe White - In ConcertRoy Orbison - A Black & White Night (DTS)


Sound Stage: Steve Winwood: Live in ConcertDiana Krall - Live in ParisThe Rolling Stones - Four FlicksSessions at West 54th: Recorded Live in New York

Led Zeppelin

Roy Orbison - A Black & White Night (DTS)

Roy   Orbison

Black &White Night

Killer  line up  of musicians including  Bruce Springsteen ,Tom Waits, Kd Lang ,Elvis Costello.This is out there as a unique collection of some of the best singer songwriters of the last century.

Joy boy Roy’s collection of songs and haunting voice are breathtaking.

The backing band is real  tight

A classic DVD  “top shelf picture and sound “

Sound & Picture 9/10   5.1 DTS & Stereo  



Tony Joe White - In Concert

Tony Joe White


Ohne Filter Series
recorded   Live in Berlin Studio


 Get your crocodile boots & the gumbo  out and listen to Tony Joes  deep husky voice with his own style of guitar playing with a great backing band

Sound & Picture  6/10   5.1  & Stereo  


Sound Stage: Steve Winwood: Live in Concert

Steve Windwood

In Concert

Sound Stage Series recorded  Live in Concert USA

Steve and afro ethnic backing band are brilliant. Top class musicians in very way make this a must see DVD with the genius Key boards guitar playing and unique vocals of Windwood.


Sound & Picture 7/10   5.1  Stereo  


House of Yes - Live from the House of Blues


Live from the House of Blues

Live from the House of Blues LA original members except for Rick Wakeman. New Tour 2nd Guitarist from “The Pretenders “and German Keyboard player. This is and excellent combination of musicians playing new and old Yes Songs.

  Sound & Picture 7/10   5.1 DTS & Stereo  


No Quarter - Jimmy Page & Robert Plant Unledded

Jimmy  Page and  Robert Plant

No Quarter Unledded

New band  inc  Moroccan backing musicians  recorded  1995  

Page & Plant do a lot of new songs plus Led Zeppelin classics.

This is the best you will ever see the dynamic duo .They are breath taking in their performance and quality of craft .Pages guitar playing is brilliant and say no more Plant has not lost his touch but improved over the years . The  lads  on the drums and bass  are nothing but excellent as are the  Moroccan musicians Gets better towards the end of the DVD


Sound & Picture 9/10   5.1 DTS & Stereo  


John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers - 70th Birthday Concert

John Mayall

70th Birthday Concert

Eric Clapton Mick Taylor Chris Barber & backing band Live Concert Liverpool England 2003.

This King of Blues man wears me out after 2 ½ Hrs of concert .John Myall is multi talented on Vocals Keyboards blues guitar & mouth organ. Original tour Drummer and Keyboard man with new bassist and lead guitar player (Doug Whittington alias hungry jacks is a brilliant blues guitarist). throw in the Clapton & Taylor and you have the best  British blues band you will see  

  Sound & Picture 8/10  
 5.1 DTS & Stereo  


David Gilmour in Concert

David Gilmour


Ex Pink Floyd guitarist  new brilliant  band    9  synced backing vocalists Royal Albert Hall   


Gilmore play is his new solo and old Pink Floyd tracks with detail and control. Gets better towards the end

Excellent additional tracks
 Sound & Picture 7/10   5.1   & Stereo  


The Moody Blues Hall of Fame - Live From the Royal Albert Hall

The Moody Blues

Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Backed by full Orchestra London 2000

Amazing the lads can still play and conduct an orchestra. This is an excellent recording in the royal Albert hall with killer harmonies of Pace and Hall  

Sound & Picture 8/10   5.1 DTS & Stereo  




Diana Krall - Live in Paris

Diana Krall

Live in Paris


A reference in the Jazz field for jazz standards covered by Krall on piano and her killer Quartet with drums guitar and double bass , throw in the Orchestra  Symphonique  European and they just can go wrong  
 “killer picture and sound quality”

Sound & Picture 9/10   5.1 DTS & Stereo  

Paris Olympia , Krall Quartet    2002





The Rolling Stones - Four Flicks

The Rolling Stones


USA  England  France world tour 2003


The boys do not need a wheel chair after all. The best you are ever going to see the Rolling Stones live in concert on DVD in your lounge chair. They are playing better than in the 1970s after some drug and alcohol treatment Ronny Wood and Keith Richards play a mean rock & blues guitar .Charlie Watts is a live and kicking that drum kit with vigor like never before .Mick “look out for your daughters” Jagger is in full form and is non stop action machine as the Stones driving front man on vocals. This DVD has excellent digital sound and picture recording to boot.

Sound & Picture 8/10   5.1 & Stereo  

Sessions at West 54th: Recorded Live in New York

Keb Mo

Sessions at west 54th

Recorded live in the 54th St Studios with an excellent   backing band guest Dr john from Dr John and the night tripper 70s era  10 June 1997


Sound & Picture 8/10   5.1 & Stereo  

Party at the Palace - The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace

Party at the Palace


BBC the Queens Concerts at Buckingham Palace   2002


Black Sabbath , Queen , Dame Edna  the works at the live concert for the  Queens birthday


Sound & Picture 6.5/10   Stereo  

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin

2 DVD Set 

Live footage 1969-1975  + 1990


Good tracks re mastered by Jimmy Page , John Bonham at his

Sound & Picture 5/10    Stereo +5.1   






 ArtistTitleCD #Comments
George MartinIn My LifeUND 80420Classical Beatles tunes performed by celebrities under the baton of George Martin. I liked it very much. Jim Carrey's "I'm the Walrus" performance is to be heard.
Joni MitchellTaming The TigerReprise
If you like Joni Mitchell you should add this one to your collection. If you're a first time buyer, start from her earlier albums. Recording quality is very good.
Jethro TullStand Up321042-2This album is from 1969. I had the LP and now I bought the CD, just for one track: "Bourree". It's definitely worth it!!!
Patricia BarberModern CoolPREM
Another winner after her successful "Cafe Blue". Excellent music and recording.
Grant GreenIdle MomentsBlue Note
This CD is a Jazz classic. Every collection should have it. It's strange that my discovery was so late. 1963 recording is very acceptable and natural.
Cannonball AdderleySomethin' ElseBlue Note
This is really something else! You MUST hear "Autumn Leaves" performed by Adderley, Miles, Hank Jones, Sam Jones and Art Blakey. Another classic from 1958. The recording is detailed and natural. I prefer the standard CD to the Japanese one.
Rachelle FerrellFirst InstrumentBlue Note
CDP 7243 8 27820-2
Very dynamic, beautiful performance. It's very rhythmic and vertical as opposed to horizontal. Listen and you'll understand what I mean. Very well recorded too.
Night and the City Charlie Haden
Kenny Barron
Night and the CityVerve
539 961-2
Excellent live performance. You may listen while dining, reading or simply transfixed. Very good live recording a la Jazz at the Pawnshop.
Jonny LangLie To MeA&M Records
540 640-2
Blues Breakers of today. Young Jonny Lang's music and guitar playing is first class. Don't hesitate if you like white blues. Very well recorded.
Days & Nights of Blue Luck InvertedKip HanrahanDays and Nights of Blue Luck InvertedAmerican Clave
JTAC 1012
First recorded in 1988, this is a Kip Hanrahan classic. One of the best!
Herbie HancockGershwin's WorldVerve
557 797-2
Hancock rediscovers Gershwin with his VERY special guests: Kathleen Battle, Chick Corea, Joni Mitchell, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Wayne Shorter, Stevie Wonder, .... A must for your collection!
Afro Cuban All Stars"A Toda Cuba le Gusta"World Circuit
WCD 047
If you liked "Buona Vista Social Club" you'll like this one too. First rate recording.
Bireli LagreneBlue EyesFDM 36591-2Great guitar player and great jazz performance. Excellent recording. Buy this CD without hesitation. I guarantee that you will not be disillusioned.
Arild AndersenHyperboreanECM 1631
537 342-2
Reminds you from time to time Sibelius like tone poems with infinite landscapes played in smooth jazzy fashion. Beautiful compositions by  Norwegian bassist Arild Andersen complemented with the legendary ECM sound!
RiosDino Saluzzi, Anthony Cox,
David Friedman
RiosINT  2156-2A beautiful combination of bandoneon, bass and vibraphone! This CD is like a very good French wine: it's smooth and leaves an excellent taste in your mouth (or ear). Exquisite recording!
Gov't MuleDoseCapricorn
314 536 504-2
It's not a horse, it's not a donkey: it's Gov't Mule. A new (at least to me) rock group (2 guitars + 1 drum) and their brand new CD. It's reassuring to dicover that there are still good rock musicians. You will not be disillusioned.
Eliane EliasSings JobimBlue Note
CDP 7243 4 95050-2
Wonderful, sensual but fresh interpretations of Jobim's classics. Excellent recording is a bonus.
OctoberSirenOM6 129 966 45 6Rich in melodies, each track tells a different story about relationships. The marriage of lyrics and music is exceptionally good, they are made for each other. A great attention to detail is apparent. I loved this CD.
Siren is the debut album of October, a group based in Minnesota.
Cite de la MusiqueDino SaluzziCite de la MusiqueECM
1616 533 316-2
If you like Dino Saluzzi, don't hesitate, this CD is a MUST! Great music and excellent ECM recording.
A Thousand DreamsLori LiebermanA Thousand DreamsPope Music
PM 1001-2
Each and every track is beatifull. Unfortunately you can't find this CD everywhere. Recording is very good too.
Cassandra WilsonTraveling MilesBlue Note
7243 8 54123 2
Same good standard of "New Moon Daughter". It also includes few Miles compositions. Very good recording with the same heavy bass line.
Onder FocanVocalistsBlue Note
Famous Turkish Jazz guitarist  Onder Focan's compositions sung by "Vocalists", among them Ajlan Buyukburc who passed away very recently in a car accident. Great music! Excellent recording made in Blue Note's New York studio. Well done Onder!
KinksLola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround - Part OneReprise
If you listen to oldies from time to time, I'm sure you will like this title from Kinks. Very natural and warm recording from 1970.
Astor PiazzollaTango: Zero HourNonesuch
"This is absolutly the greatest record I've made in my entire life. We gave our souls to this record." said Piazzolla. 
I can't agree more. The recording is excellent and the CD is produced by Kip Hanrahan. Very very special!!!
 Kip HanrahanVertical's Currencyamerican clave
JTAC 1010-2
Another great CD from Kip Hanrahan with Jack Bruce's smoky voice. Excellent recording.
Aydin Esen Timescapedm 0006This CD is an absolute "must have"! Our music genius did it again: beautiful compositions and great performance. Delicious in every aspect. He is accompanied by Baron Browne (bass), Steve Smith (drums) and Randy Esen (vocals only on two tracks). Very good recording is a bonus. Go to Aydin Esen's web site and listen to track samples.
The Pointer Sisters(first album)MCAD-31377This is the first and best album of The Pointer Sisters. It comes from 1973. It is more jazz than pop and the recording is very good. Highly recommended if you like these ladies' style.
Ahmad JamalThe Essence Part 1Bird Logy
314 529 327-2
Very dynamic piano playing of Ahmad Jamal is accompanied by an excellent rhythm section. The recording is demo quality. A classic in its style!
Dr. JohnAfterglowBlue Thumb
Dr. John sings with zest jazz and blues standards from early 50's. He is accompanied by a big band. The recording is excellent!
Duke Elegant Dr JohnDuke Elegant Blue Note Records 2000 Dr John  ex Dr John and the night tripper plays hot piano in tribute to Duke Ellington's music with a special Dr "J "  cajun southern mix its excellent 7/10  
Jennifer WarnesFamous Blue Raincoat258 418This CD is from 1987 but I had it very recently. Jennifer Warnes sings Leonard Cohen's songs. I can easily state that Ms. Warnes versions are better than the originals. BEAUTIFUL!!! The recording is also very good.
Joni MitchellBoth Sides Now9362-47620-2In this brand new CD (released in 2000) Joni Mitchell sings smoky jazz standards or oldies including two of her own. The choice of songs is made in a thematic manner: they outline different phases of a romantic relationship starting from flirtation and ending with disillusionment. Mitchell is accompanied by a big string / brass orchestra. I liked her new style and the classy retouching made to the oldies. The recording is excellent!
Ian AndersonThe Secret Language of BirdsBTFLY CD 0002Another brand new 2000 release. If you like Jethro Tull I'm sure you'll like this CD. Ian Anderson's singing, flute playing and guitar sound is very much like the old times, but he is now a bit softer, lusher and more romantic. The recording is very good.
Steely DanTwo Against NatureGIANT
Although I'm not a big fan of jazz-pop music, I very much liked this new CD (released in 2000) of Steely Dan. I think it is one of the best examples of its kind: well thought, sophisticated and meticulously executed. The recording is excellent. 
Flange TupaiFlat Earth Concept Aussie Steely Dan influenced  /jazz/pop duo. An eclectic diverse collection of songs  These are Oz  music writers and producers of great music  with bent themes  .Godley and Cream  look out  the boys from the bush are here . check out the  flat earth concept
Joshua RedmanBeyondWarner Bros.
A superb jazz record from a very mature Joshua Redman. The sweetness of his tone is a delight. The recording is also excellent, it brings Redman right into your room.
Antonio Forcione & Sabina Sciubba Meet Me in LondonNaim
CD 021
What a recording!!! Very difficult to surpass indeed, BRAVO Naim! 
The music is also first class "easy listening" category. There is basically one female vocal and acoustic guitar. Both musicians are Italians. They perform the compositions of people like Stevie Wonder, Al Jarreau alongside their own. A must have!
Dee Dee BridgewaterLive at Yoshi'sVerve
314 543-2
Another great live recording! Dee Dee is accompanied by a trio. Excellent music which has all the virtues of live jazz club performance. The recording is truly demo quality.
Victor LewisEeeyyess!ENJ-9311-2The drummer Victor Lewis is the composer of most of the pieces of this album. This is first class jazz music where Victor Lewis does not impose itself on the foreground. Other musicians are: Seamus Blake (saxophones), Terell Stafford (trumpet), Stephen Scott (piano), Ed Howard (bass), Don Alias (percussion). The recording is excellent.
Rickie Lee Jones

It's Like ThisArtemis Records
751 054-2
This CD could be called "Pop Pop 2". Delightful interpretations of rock and jazz standards. The recording is top class as in most RLJ albums.
Painted from MemoryElvis Costello


Burt BAcharach

Painted from Memorymercury Pop /rock 70,s singer song writer  
The Acoustic MotorbikeLuka BroomeThe Acoustic  motorbikeReprisefemale singer excellent voice  8* 
Pictures and PaintingsCharlie Rich
Pictures and paintingsSire  Great diverse last album different to all others  8* Country, Jassey,Bluesy Sound quality and Lyrics along with charlies excellent piano playing and tight backing band make this a must
Don't Smoke in Bed Holly Coledon't smoke in bed Blue Note Records 1993Dynamic  singer Song writer with original backing trio drums double bass and piano

 Holly Cole


Blue Note Records 1995

Mixed tracks with excellent recording

Dark Dear Heart

 Holly Cole

Dark dear heart

Blue Note Records 1997

Excellent Singer Song writer with backing trio

The Visit

Loreena Mckennitt



Excellent Celtic female voice  with harp 7*

The Book of Secrets

 Loreena Mckennitt

The Book of secrets

 Warner Bros

Celticfemale voice with harp haunting traditional muisc 7*

Short Man's Room

Joe Henry

Short Mans room


Singer songwriter think bob ,bruce etc while being very original excellent recording  7*7*

Blue Light Til Dawn 

Cassandra Wilson

From blue light till dawn

Blue Note

Chocolate voice with great dynamics 8+* 

New Moon Daughter

 Cassandra Wilson

New Moon daughter

Blue Note

 Deep rich sensuous voice with jazzy /blues feeling good covers  8 *

Best of  Trudy  Lynn   Birds&Blues Great Blues singer with Lucky Peterson on Guitar tight combo tight bass and drums robert Johnson *7

Jackie Leven

The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death

(cooking vynl) Festival

Uk based  Guitar songwriter

Café Blue

Patrica Barber

Cafe Blue

AIM records

Byron Bay Australia

Eclectic Jazz singer /pianoist with trio one of the best recordings  9*

Johnny Rivers Anthology, 1964-1977 [2-CD Set]

Johnny Rivers

Anthology 1964-1977 re Masted


Excellent Re master of  Johnny  7*



Joe Henry

Shuffle town 


Singer songwriter think bob ,bruce etc while being very original excellent recording  7*