John Legend Live At The House of Blues

Now that he's copped a Grammy, John Legend can do no wrong. The uber-talented neo-soul singer/songwriter burst on the scene with last year's underrated solo debut, Get Lifted. But prior to hooking up with producer Kanye West and blowing up, he was a mainstay of the concert circuit, playing in small venues and jazz clubs, slowly building up his reputation for old-school soul. This DVD shows Legend in concert at Hollywood's legendary House of Blues this past August. It catches the accomplished pianist at the peak of his game and features live versions of "Let's Get Lifted," "Ordinary People" and "She Don't Have To Know," along with guest spots by Snoop Dogg and the aforementioned West. While it still seems homeboy needs a charisma transplant, it doesn't take away from the fact that this DVD successfully captures Legend's amazing stage energy and presence, showcasing why he's someone to watch for in 2006. (Sony BMG)