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The Lenny Breau Videography


The following Videography represents a few of the rare televised moments of guitarist Lenny Breau. I am certain that there is more video footage of Lenny out there so if you have any videos of Lenny I encourage you to please e-mail me by filling out the contact form at the bottom of the main page of the web site.


Lenny Breau & Brad Terry-"Live at the Maine Festival" DVD
Art of Life Records AL1037-9 DVD


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Art of Life Records is proud to present our first DVD Video release, Lenny Breau & Brad Terry-"Live at the Maine Festival". This rare video performance, which was recorded live at the Maine Festival at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine on August 2nd, 1980, features the only known existing video footage of Lenny Breau playing his acoustic seven-string guitar. Lenny and Brad perform two popular Jazz standards, "Emily" by Mercer & Mandel and "Autumn Leaves" by Prevert, Mercer & Kosma. The DVD Bonus Features include an eight minute video interview and performance clips with Brad Terry, two previously unreleased High-Resolution 24-bit/96kHz Audio Only Bonus Tracks by Lenny Breau & Brad Terry ("Limehouse Blues" and "Make Someone Happy") and an extensive Lenny Breau Discography featuring over 100 recordings of Lenny as both a leader and as a sideman which includes artist, album title, year and record label information. The "Live at the Maine Festival" DVD Video is an All Region Code, NTSC, 16:9 Anamorphic Widescreen Format disc featuring High-Resolution 24-bit/96kHz Digital Audio Tracks and a Dolby Digital Soundtrack. Total video running time, concert footage and Brad Terry video interview, is approximately thirty minutes. Includes liner notes written by Brad Terry.


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A Song For You


"CBC-Winnipeg, Canada"

Saturday 6:30-6:45 p.m., July 7th-September 15th 1962

Sunday 1:00-1:15 p.m., September 15th

Sunday 12:30-12:45 p.m., October 6th-December 29th 1963

Saturday 6:30-6:45 p.m., April 4th-June 27th 1964

Total Running Time = 15 minutes

This fifteen minute musical variety show from Winnipeg starred pianist/vocalist Jose Poneira, who led a combo made up of Lenny Breau on guitar, Robert Gross on drums, and James Cordepal on bass. Each program revolved around a single idea or musical style, illustrated by the musical selections. Vocalist Maxine Ware appeared every other week, and the show welcomed local guest artists or musicians who were appearing in Winnipeg, where the show was produced.



A Song For You-Three Guitars


"CBC-Winnipeg, Canada"

Saturday 6:30-6:45 p.m., July 7th-September 15th 1962

Sunday 1:00-1:15 p.m., September 15th

Sunday 12:30-12:45 p.m., October 6th-December 29th 1963

Saturday 6:30-6:45 p.m., April 4th-June 27th 1964

Total Running Time = 14 minutes

This show featured Lenny Breau, Ron Halldorson, and Jim Pirie on guitars. Songs include "The Song Is You", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "Flamenco Variations", and "Billie's Bounce".



Lenny Breau with Don Francks ("Three")


"Toronto Jazz-Toronto, Canada 1963"

Total Running Time = 28 minutes

This is most likely some of the earliest known footage of Lenny Breau available. This video features Lenny performing with Don Francks on vocals and Ian Henstridge on bass, also known as the group "Three". The video also captures "Three" during one of their rehearsals. Lenny looks very young, he was only 21 years old at the time. The video, which is black and white, also features a few other jazz groups from the festival that year. Songs include "Blues", and a "Minuet" by Bach!!



Hootenanny


"CBC-Winnipeg, Canada"

Wednesday 5:30-6:00 p.m., September 30th 1964-June 23rd 1965

Total Running Time = 30 minutes

The Wednesday afternoon segment of the Music Hop series (q.v.), Hootenanny originated in Winnipeg, and featured a seven voice vocal group, members of which also took turns as soloists, an instrumental trio led by jazz guitarist Lenny Breau, and host, singer Ray St. Germain.



The Roy Petty Show


"CBC-Winnipeg, Canada"

Wednesday 7:45-8:00 p.m., May 8th-June 27th 1965
Saturday 6:30-6:45 p.m., November 3rd-December 29th 1965

Total Running Time = 15 minutes

Singer Roy Petty starred in this fifteen minute Winnipeg broadcast of standards and blues and jazz tunes. He was backed by the Bobby Jackson Quartet, which featured Bobby Jackson on bass, Lenny Breau on guitar, Del Wagner on drums, and Bob Erlendson on piano.



The Lenny Breau Show


"CBC-Winnipeg, Canada"

Friday 8:00-8:30 p.m., August 12th-September 9th 1966

Total Running Time = 29 minutes

Probably the greatest jazz guitarist Canada has ever produced, Lenny Breau was the centre of this musical variety show from Winnipeg. It ran on the network for a few weeks in summer l966. The program also featured an orchestra conducted by Bob McMullin as well as three female singers. Songs include "Downtown" (with vocals), "There's A Boat That's Leavin' To New York" (with vocals), "Night Train", "I Can't Sit Down" (with vocals), "West Coast Blues" (with vocals), "Yesterday", and "Anyplace I Hang My Hat" (with vocals).



The Peggy Neville Show


"CBC-Winnipeg, Canada"

Wednesday 7:45-8:00 p.m., January 5th-June 29th 1966

Wednesday 7;30-7:45 p.m., October 5th 1966-June 28th 1967

Total Running Time = 15 minutes

One of the stars of Red River Jamboree, singer Peggy Neville starred in this fifteen minute musical variety show from Winnipeg. It featured a range of middle-of-the-road styles: standards, showtunes, songs from the hit parade, and folk music. Guests included Laurel Ward, Judy Singh, Simone Dina, Ed Evanko, Terry Ruvinski, Jo-Dee Lynn, Lenny Breau, Bobbi Sherron, Joyce Hahn, Carol Wharton, Jimmy Damon, Reg Gibson, and Ray St. Germain. Bob McMullin wrote the musical arrangements and directed the orchestra, and Ray McConnell produced the show.



The Ed Evanko Show


"CBC-Winnippeg, Canada"

Saturday 7:00-7:30 p.m., June 24th-July 22nd 1967

Total Running Time = 30 minutes

Singer and actor Ed Evanko starred in his own musical variety show from Winnipeg in the summer of l967. The show's orchestra and chorus were led by Bob McMullin. Evanko welcomed such musical guests--most from the Winnipeg area--as Lorraine West, Miriam Breitman, Ray St. Germain, Peggy Neville, Hector Bremner, Bobbi Sherron, Yvette, and guitar virtuoso Lenny Breau.



Miriam Breitman


"CBC-Winnipeg, Canada"

Wednesday 5:30-6:00 p.m., July 3rd-September 25th 1968

Total Running Time = 30 minutes

This half-hour variety show starred Miriam Breitman, a vocal trio of Don Milne, Henri Enns, and Karen Enns, guitarist Lenny Breau, and an orchestra conducted by Bob McMullin. Breitman's guests included Maxine Ware, Georges La Fleche, Ron Halldorson, Reg Gibson, Roy Petty, Imgard Baerg, Yvette, Hector Bremner, Ray St. Germain, Ted Komar, Laurel Ward, and Arthur Polson. Dale Watson produced the show in Winnipeg.



Lenny Breau


"One More Take-Documentary 1968"

Total Running Time = 28 minutes

This video, filmed in Nashville, Tennessee at RCA Studios, captures Lenny in the studio during the recording sessions for "Guitar Sounds From Lenny Breau", Lenny's first album as a leader on RCA records. There is an extensive interview with Lenny where he discusses his music and his early roots. Chet Atkins is also interviewed on this video. He provides some commentary on what they were trying to do in terms of recording Lenny's first album. This is a rare glimpse into the genius that was and still is Lenny Breau.



Time For Living


"CBC-Winnipeg, Canada"

Air Dates: Thursday 8:30-9:00 p.m., September 11th-December 11th 1969

Total Running Time = 30 minutes

Description: A half-hour light musical variety broadcast, Time For Livin' was hosted by Ray St. Germain, and had a revue company called The Society (initially called The Just Society) that included Bonnie Brooks, formerly of Nightcap, Alan Thicke, Rudy Webb, John Rutter, Jerelynn Homer, and Julie Amato. The show's writers were Thicke and Vern Kennedy, and the musical director Rick Wilkins. Ray McConnell produced and the executive producer was Len Starmer. Although the program was supposed to present material for contemporary young audiences, and featured such distinctively talented guests as comic actor Rosemary Radcliffe, singer Beverly Glenn-Copeland, and guitarist Lenny Breau, it was just a typically homogenized CBC variety production.



Lenny Breau & The Bob McMullin Quartet


"CBC-Winnipeg, Canada"

"A Touch Of Jazz 196?"

Total Running Time = 25 minutes

Lenny performs with the Bob McMullin Quartet featuring George LaFleche on vocals, Frank Burke on trumpet, Wayne Finucan on drums, and bassist Dave Young. Songs include "Shadow Waltz", "Georgia On My Mind", "Sans Souci", and "A Night In Tunisia".



Lenny Breau


"Master Class/Clinic-Location Unknown 198?"

Total Running Time = 45 minutes

This video is from a Master Class that Lenny gave from an unknown location. The majority of this video consists of Lenny playing the following songs: "Stella By Starlight", "The Nearness Of You", "Visions", "You Needed Me", "Freight Train", "Funny Man", and "Send In The Clowns". Lenny also answers some questions from the audience. He also briefly discusses and explains his use of Harmonics and right hand technique. Lenny can be seen playing his Kirk Sand custom 7-string electric guitar throughout.



Lenny Breau, Chet Atkins


"Televised Telethon-Nashville, Tennessee 198?"

Total Running Time = 10 minutes

This video features Chet and Lenny playing their Nylon String Classical guitars on the songs "This Can't Be Love" and "Sweet Georgia Brown". There is also a brief interview with Chet Atkins.



Lenny Breau, Tal Farlow


"Talmage Farlow-Documentary 1981"

Total Running Time = 7 minutes

This video, which is a documentary on guitarist Tal Farlow, includes footage of Lenny talking with Tal in his home. Tal and Lenny also play a few tunes on Tal's front porch. There is also footage of Tal and Lenny playing duets at "The Sign Of The Times" in Rumson, New Jersey on 5/21/80 playing the song "I Love You".



Lenny Breau, Jim Ferguson


"Twelve O'Clock High Television Show-Nashville, Tennessee 198?"

Total Running Time = 10 minutes

This video features Lenny playing his 7-string classical guitar and acoustic bassist Jim Ferguson. Lenny and Jim perform the song "My Funny Valentine" as a duet. Lenny also performs a solo rendition of "You Needed Me".



Lenny Breau, Chet Atkins, Liona Boyd


"Unknown Television Show-Nashville, Tennessee 198?"

Total Running Time = 13 minutes

This video features Lenny along with Chet Atkins and classical guitarist Liona Boyd. The three guitarists play three songs together and also share musical ideas and techniques with one another. All three guitarists can be seen playing nylon string classical guitars. Lenny is playing his 7-string classical guitar.



Lenny Breau


"The Genius Of Lenny Breau - Documentary 1999"

Total Running Time = 97 minutes

This video was produced and created by Lenny's daughter, Emily Hughes, and made its world premiere debut on the Bravo television network in Canada on March 23, 1999. It is an excellent overview of Lenny's musical talent and legacy and features interviews with Chet Atkins, Ted Greene, Pat Metheny, George Benson, Randy Bachman, Lenny's Mother, Lenny's Brothers, and many more. The film includes many rare television clips of Lenny performing in the early and mid 1960's on the CBC television network. The film also explores the mystery surrounding Lenny's death.



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All information presented here has been verified and is considered to be extremely accurate.
Anyone with additional information regarding anything presented here is encouraged to e-mail me by filling out the contact form at the bottom of the main page of the web site.



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