“Godfather of Soul” Live Concert Includes Career Greatest Hits 


Cleveland, OH – January 4, 2007 – One of the final recorded concerts performed by the late James Brown is available for free download for use on PCs, notebooks and mobile players supporting Microsoft Windows Media.  “James Brown: Live from The House of Blues,” a live concert video recorded in Las Vegas in 2000, is one of the thousands of video titles accessible from public libraries throughout the U.S.

Public libraries offering this high-voltage James Brown concert include Boston Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, Cleveland Public Library, Denver Public Library, King County Library System (WA), Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, Los Angeles Public Library, New York Public Library and Phoenix Public Library.  These libraries are members of OverDrive’s Digital Library Reserve network, a web-based, digital media service that provides patrons of member libraries the ability to download popular digital audio books, eBooks, music and video.  OverDrive serves more than 4,000 public libraries with more than 50,000 downloadable titles in a variety of popular formats.

To see if your library is a member of OverDrive’s network, go to www.dlrinc.com/ListLibraries.asp.  To find other titles of eBooks, audio books, music and videos available from public libraries, search within the library web sites or go to www.ebooklocator.com.

“This James Brown video is just one of the popular video titles that are now available from dozens of public libraries working with OverDrive in the U.S. and abroad,” said Erica Lazzaro, OverDrive Licensing Manager.  “We are continually working to attract new suppliers to include more video titles that our libraries and their patrons want, and have been successful signing leading video suppliers such as Image Entertainment, Magnolia Pictures, HDNet, Weston Woods/Scholastic, Music Sales Corp., Venevision International and A&E.”

Examples of recently added videos to OverDrive’s extensive digital media e-warehouse include IMAX films (Image Entertainment), “The World’s Fastest Indian” (Magnolia Films), “Super Size Me” (Hart Sharp Video), the “Hot Licks” series of music instructional videos taught by celebrity instructors Brian Setzer, Buddy Guy and others (Music Sales Corp.), feature length Spanish language movies (Venevision International), many instructional videos for adults and children, and “Biography” and History Channel programming from A&E Television Networks.


About “James Brown: Live from The House of Blues” (Image Entertainment)

The hardest working man in show business brings down the House of Blues with a live concert event in Las Vegas. Also includes an interview with Brown. Songs include: Get Up Offa That Thing, Living in America, Soul Man, I Got the Feeling, Prisoner of Love, Georgia on My Mind, Why Don’t You Do Right, Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag, Payback, I Feel Good, Papa Don’t Take No Mess, Please Please Please.  Duration:  01:10:13.

About OverDrive, Inc.

OverDrive is a leader in providing world-class infrastructure for distributing premium digital content.  We deliver secure management, protection and fulfillment services for hundreds of publishers and institutions (rights holders) and thousands of libraries, retailers and distributors serving millions of end users.  With more than 50,000 premium digital titles – including current best sellers – of eBooks, audio books, music and video, OverDrive offers the industry’s best selection as well as the option to manage, protect and distribute proprietary content.  Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, OH.  www.overdrive.com


Erica Lazzaro  

OverDrive, Inc.

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