In Performance at the White House
For nearly 30 years, PBS has presented this series of specials from the White House.
Burt Bacharach and Hal David: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song (#1803H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
This program taped at the White House will feature a star-studded tribute to the songwriting team who penned such classic tunes as "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head," "What The World Needs Now is Love," "I'll Never Fall in Love Again," "Walk on By" and "Alfie." Bacharach's compositions include 70 top 40 hits. Composer Bacharach and lyricist David's extraordinary collaboration would net 70 top 40 hits. They've enjoyed a resurgence in popularity, with recent collaborations with Elvis Costello, releases on the soundtracks of all three "Austin Powers" films plus covers in an episode of "Glee."
Memphis Soul (#1901H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
Hosted by President and Mrs. Obama on Tuesday April 9, 2013, this program honors the memorable soul sounds from the mid- to late-1960s that came from Memphis, Tennessee and legendary labels like Stax-Volt Records, that featured artists such as Al Green, Mavis Staples, Carla Thomas, Otis Redding and many more. The evening pays homage to Memphis, a segregated city in the 1960s where many whites and blacks nonetheless came together to make soulful music, a mix of gospel and potent rhythmic grooves - known today as "Memphis Soul."