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PatrickL

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This made my day!
Ed Sullivan Rock and Roll Classics
This looks like a treasure trove to me - The Doors, Ike & Tina Turner, Jefferson Airplane, James Brown, The Mamas and Papas, The Rolling Stones, The Supremes, and on and on. I'm tempted to get the whole 12 disc set (plus the bonus disc) in one fell swoop.
But first - does anyone have this series in part or in total, from Time-Life? Is it acceptable quality? I don't think I have anything from Time-Life in my collection.
 

Jay E

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Patrick, I'm also interested in this set, depending on how long each DVD is. Do you know this information?
 

PatrickL

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Jay, it looks like each disc is 50 minutes.

Unfortunately I haven't been able to find full track listings for each disc.
 

Jay E

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Jay, it looks like each disc is 50 minutes.
Thanks! I'm seriously thinking about buying the whole set too. I haven't bought any of the Time Life VHS or DVDs, but it can't be too bad, especially since the material they use for the TV broadcast of The Ed Sullivan compilation shows looks pretty good.
 

PatrickL

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Well, I couldn't resist and I bought the whole 12 disc set. Each disc is about 45 minutes. Considering what this is - vintage television with mono sound - the bits I've sampled so far sound good and look, generally, very good considering. (Frankly, I've seen music vid compilations of more recent vintage that don't look as clear and colorful as some the material I've sampled on these discs).
I've only sampled the discs so far, watching about two dozen tracks. There would seem to be a couple of clips that are in the set more than once. Only one of the clips I looked at was mimed rather than sung live - I don't expect more than a couple like that. Part of the attraction for me for these clips (particularly The Rolling Stones ones) is that they were, to varying degrees, live performances.
I don't know why the website doesn't provide a tracklist for each of these discs. I'm going to list the tracks here, so that anyone who wants to pick and choose volumes can be informed.
ROCK LEGENDS
Elvis Presley - Hound Dog
James Brown - Papa's Got A Brand New Bag/I Feel Good
Jerry Lee Lewis - What'd I Say
Buddy Holly - Peggy Sue
Fats Domino - Blueberry Hill
Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley
Elvis Presley - Don't Be Cruel
Elvis Presley - Too Much
Buddy Holly - That'll Be The Day
James Brown - Prisoner of Love
Marvin Gaye - Take This Heart of Mine
Fats Domino - Let the Four Winds Blow
Jackie Wilson - I'm Coming on Back to You
BRITISH INVASION
The Beatles - She Loves You
The Animals - We Gotta Get Out of This Place
Herman's Hermits - Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter
The Rolling Stones - Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?
The Searchers - Needles and Pins
Gerry and the Pacemakers - Don't Let the Sun Catch You Cryin'
The Animals - The House of the Rising Sun
The Beatles - I Wanna Hold Your Hand
The Rolling Stones - Time is On My Side
Herman's Hermits - Just A Little Bit Better
The Animals - Shake
Gerry and the Pacemakers - Ferry Across the Mersey
Freddie and the Dreamers - I'm Telling You Now
TOP 60'S HITS
Johnny Rivers - Baby I Need Your Lovin'
The Supremes - The Happening
The Association - Never My Love
The Mamas and The Papas - Creque Alley
The Rolling Stones - Ruby Tuesday
The Band - Up On Cripple Creek
The Byrds - Turn! Turn! Turn!
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Down On the Corner
The Lovin' Spoonful - Daydream
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Abraham, Martin and John
TOP HITS OF '65 & '66
The Four Tops - It's the Same Old Song/Something About You/I Can't Help Myself
Sonny & Cher - I Got You Babe
Herman's Hermits - I'm Henry the VIII, I Am
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Let's Hang On
The Lovin' Spoonful - Do You Believe in Magic?
Tom Jones - It's Not Unusual
Dino, Desi & Billy - I'm A Fool
The Association - Along Comes Mary
The Supremes - My World is Empty Without You
Lou Rawls - Love is a Hurtin' Thing
The Animals - Don't Bring Me Down
The Mamas & The Papas - Monday, Monday
The Rolling Stones - Paint It Black
TOP HITS OF '68 & '69
Gary Puckett & the Union Gap - Lady Willpower
Tommy James & The Shondells - Mony, Mony
The Chambers Brothers - Time Has Come Today
The Beach Boys - Do It Again
Spanky and Our Gang - I'd Like to Get to Know You
Tom Jones - Delilah
Smith - Baby It's You
Oliver - Jean
Brooklyn Bridge - Worst That Could Happen
5th Dimension - Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary
MOTOR CITY MAGIC
The Temptations - Get Ready
Smokey Robinsion & The Miracles - I Second That Emotion
Stevie Wonder - For Once In My Life
The Four Tops - Reach Out I'll Be There/I Can't Help Myself/Bernadette
The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
The Supremes - In and Out of Love
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Doggone Right
The Supremes - Love is Like an Itching In My Heart
The Supremes - Love Child
The Jackson 5 - I Wonder Who's Loving Her Now
Stevie Wonder - You Met Your Match
The Temptations - I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
The Temptations - Just My Imagination Running Away With Me
SWEET SOUNDS OF SOUL
The Supremes - Come See About Me
The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back/ABC
James Brown - Prisoner of Love
The Righteous Brothers - Turn On Your Love Light
The Temptations - Run Away Child
The Four Tops - Reach Out I'll Be There
Ike and Tina Turner - Proud Mary
Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops
Stevie Wonder - Fingertips
James Brown - Papa's Got A Brand New Bag/Please Please Please
The Temptations - I Can't Get Next to You
MOVE TO THE MUSIC
The Beatles - Twist and Shout
Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Dancin' In the Street
Jackie Wilson - That's Why I Love You So
Jay & The Techniques - Keep the Ball Rollin'
Freddie & The Dreamers - Do the Freddie
Sly & The Family Stone - Dance to the Music
Ike & Tina Turner - Bold Soul Sister
James Brown - It's A Man's Man's Man's World
Gladys Knight & The Pips - I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Sam & Dave - I Thank You
Ike & Tina Turner - Proud Mary
TOP POP HITS
B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
The 5th Dimension - One Less Bell to Answer
The Carpenters - We've Only Just Begun
The Supremes - Someday We'll Be Together
The Jackson 5 - The Love You Save
The Supremes - Love Child
Janis Joplin - Maybe
Dusty Springfield - Son of a Preacher Man
Gladys Knight & The Pips - If I Were Your Woman
Janis Joplin - Raise Your Hand
The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love
GREAT GROUPS
The Beatles - Help
The Bee Gees - Words
The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man
The Four Tops - It's All in the Game
The Temptations - My Girl/I Know I'm Losin' You
The Rolling Stones - I Can't Get No Satisfaction
The Doors - Light My Fire
Jefferson Airplane - Crown of Creation
Steppenwolf - Born to Be Wild/Magic Carpet Ride
Vanilla Fudge - You Keep Me Hangin' On
The Temptations - Psychedelic Shack
ROCK 'N' ROLL LOVE SONGS
The Beatles - She Loves You
The 5th Dimension - Wedding Bell Blues
Lulu - To Sir With Love
Brooklyn Bridge - Worst That Could Happen
Jackie Wilson - Night
Little Anthony & The Imperials - Hurts So Bad/Tears On My Pillow
The Carpenters - Close To You
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Yesterday
The Beatles - From Me to You
Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender
SMASH HITS OF THE 60'S
The Beatles - I Wanna Hold Your Hand
The Beach Boys - I Get Around
The Mamas & The Papas - Monday, Monday/California Dreamin'
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Big Girls Don't Cry
Petula Clark - Downtown
Tommy James & The Shondells - Crimson and Clover
The Young Rascals - Groovin'
The Turtles - Happy Together
The Young Rascals - Good Lovin'
Spanky & Our Gang - Sunday Will Never Be The Same
The 5th Dimension - Stoned Soul Picnic
Oliver - Good Morning Starshine
The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
 

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