singers and songwriters play their music and tell the stories behind
their greatest songs on Storytellers, VH1's music performance series.
Each one-hour episode takes viewers behind the scenes with a single
artist, such as Ray Davies, Elvis Costello, Melissa Etheridge, Garth
Brooks, and James Taylor, and features musical performances and the
first-hand stories behind the performer's hits and sentimental favorites.
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Storytellers: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
(1:00) (YEAR) In this episode, VH1 Storytellers: Crosby, Stills, Nash
& Young, the reunited legends transport an awe-struck audience with
selected gems from their three decades of music making. The reunited CSNY
recorded this Storytellers in the midst of their CSNY2000 tour. Graham
Nash reveals that he wrote "Our House" for his then-girlfriend
Joni Mitchell, and David Crosby poignantly recalls the genesis of "Dream
for Him" (from 1999's Looking Forward), a song about a father's concern
for his young son. Neil Young plays a haunting organ rendition of "After
the Gold Rush," and then invites the audience to sing along on "Teach
Your Children." The set also includes "Only Love Can Break Your
Heart" and "Guinevere." VH1 Storytellers explores the greatest
singers and songwriters playing their music and telling the stories behind
their most memorable songs.
VH1 Storytellers: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, VH1, January 7, 4
Storytellers with Billy Joel presents
a look into the singer/songwriter career of hits. Billy Joel tells many
stories from his successful career in this episode including the origins
of Piano Man and Scenes from an Italian Restaurant
as well as how he was influenced by the Beatles and other rock legends.
He performs his hits including: We Didnt Start the Fire,
River of Dreams, Just the Way You Are, Movin
Out and I Go to Extremes. Billy also plays Honesty
on the piano while a fan from the audience sings.
In "Wyclef Jean: Storytellers" the former Fugee
philosophizes about music's role in society and proves that even a hip-hop
song can sound pretty with a country guitar driving it along. "People
are always surprised when I take out an instrument," says Wyclef Jean
(of The Fugees), sitting onstage with a 12-string acoustic guitar. He then
breaks into a classical riff which makes it breathtakingly obvious that
this man is a musician. Charismatic and comfortable, Jean makes up a song
about a woman in the audience; channels Johnny Cash, Frank Sinatra and Billy
Joel; and performs tunes including a spare, beautiful "Gone Til November",
a special duet with Bono singing "New Day" and a funky version
of Santana's "Maria Maria" (which Wyclef performs with Santana
on Supernatural) - featuring Sheila E. on percussion.
VH1 (1:00 min) "Tony
Bennett: Storytellers" For
VH1 Save The Music Featuring The Backstreet Boys," Tony Bennett performs
for an audience of school students from his album, "The Playground,"
a collection of children's songs. Songs include: "Accentuate The Positive",
"I've Got Rhythm", "Put On A Happy Face", "Fire
Fly" and "Because We're Kids". The Backstreet Boys make a
guest appearance and perform: "I'll Never Break Your Heart", "All
I Have To Give", and "As Long As You Love Me". The show also
includes a duet between Tony & The Backstreet Boys ("Swingin' On