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Star-Studded 1989 Blues and Soul Concert Special to Be Released on DVD in May

Image courtesy of Shout! Factory (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Shout! Factory (via ABC News Radio)

An expanded version of a recent PBS special documenting a star-packed concert commemorating the 1989 inauguration of President George H.W. Bush will be released as a DVD on May 6.  A Celebration of Blues and Soul: The 1989 Presidential Inaugural Concert features performances by an impressive lineup of legendary musicians, including Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble , The Rolling Stones ' Ronnie Wood , Sam Moore , Bo Diddley , Billy Preston , Willie Dixon , Dr. John and Percy Sledge , among many others.

The show, which took place on January 21, 1989, was organized and hosted by Bush adviser Lee Atwater , the then-chairman of the Republican National Committee who also was a blues aficionado and guitar player.  The event boasted a variety of onstage collaborations, including Wood performing alongside Bo Diddley, Dixon and soul great William Bell ; Vaughan and Double Trouble teaming up with bluesman Albert Collins and Stevie Ray's brother Jimmie ; and Preston duetting with Carla Thomas .

Other respected musicians who also performed at the concert include Eddie Floyd , Delbert McClinton and Booker T & the MG's members Steve Cropper and Donald "Duck" Dunn .

The DVD includes an hour's worth of footage not shown on PBS.  In addition the release features an essay by music historian Peter Guralnick , liner notes penned by one-time Washington Post music writer Richard Harrington and a photo gallery of previously unseen pics from the concert.  A Celebration of Blues and Soul lists at $19.98 but can be pre-ordered now for a discounted price of $16.98 at ShoutFactory.com .

Here is the full list of songs featured on the A Celebration of Blues and Soul DVD:

"Any Day Now" -- Chuck Jackson
"I Don't Want To Cry" -- Chuck Jackson
"When a Man Loves a Woman" -- Percy Sledge
"Right Place, Wrong Time" -- Dr. John
"747" -- Joe Louis Walker
"Hoochie Coochie Man" -- Willie Dixon with Albert Collins, Delbert McClinton, Joe Louis Walker
"Wang Dang Doodle" -- Koko Taylor and Willie Dixon with Cash McCall, Lafayette Leake and Ronnie Wood
"Bo Diddley" -- Bo Diddley
"I'm a Man" -- Bo Diddley
"Hey Bo Diddley" -- Bo Diddley with Ronnie Wood
"Born Under a Bad Sign" -- William Bell with Ronnie Wood
"B-A-B-Y" -- Carla Thomas
"When Something Is Wrong with My Baby" -- Carla Thomas and Billy Preston
"Knock on Wood" -- Eddie Floyd
"Soul Man" -- Sam Moore
"Just a Little Bit" -- Delbert McClinton
"Standing on Shaky Ground" -- Delbert McClinton
"Maybe Someday" -- Delbert McClinton
"B-Movie Boxcar Blues" -- Delbert McClinton
"Frosty" -- Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Jimmie Vaughan
"Texas Flood" -- Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Jimmie Vaughan
"Love Struck Baby" -- Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Jimmie Vaughan
"Superstition" -- Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
"Scuttle Buttin'" -- Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble

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