American Masters: Troubadours - Carol King/James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter DVD+CD for $17.99
If you're a former (or current) hippie like me, this DVD/CD combo is a must-have!
In the wake of the turbulent 1960's, as a new style of song and songwriter came to the fore, Troubadours tells the story of when rock `n' roll grew up.
The time was the early `70s, the place was an old beatnik folk club called The Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA, and the players were young musicians emboldened to share their most intimate thoughts backed by little more than a lone acoustic guitar or simple piano. Exploring the early careers of Carole King and James Taylor, as well as the entire California singer/songwriter scene, Troubadours includes interviews with many of the other singer/songwriters from that historical once-in-a-lifetime period - Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Kris Kristofferson, Elton John, Bonnie Raitt, and more.
CD has 10 tracks of well-known, well-remembered gems of the genre.