Picks and Pans Review: Taping Tips

updated 08/13/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/13/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>Music lovers' VCRs will be working overtime this week. Starting Thursday, Aug. 9, (8 P.M. ET), Paul Shaffer hosts The Best of Cinemax Sessions, a compilation of great moments from the diverse all-music series, with such artists as Fats Domino, k.d. lang, the Neville Brothers, Bruce Springsteen, Aretha Franklin, James Brown and Bonnie Raitt. Then on PBS, Aug. 10 at 9 P.M. ET, the Boston Pops performs Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," and jazz pianist Dave Brubeck's band sits in with the Pops for such tunes as "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo à la Turk." On Saturday, Aug. 11, Eddie Rabbitt and Southside Johnny perform (including a sparkling duet on "The Wanderer") on TNN's American Music Shop (10 P.M. ET). And on Monday, Aug. 13, PBS's American Masters offers a documentary on sax legend Charlie Parker, Celebrating Bird, at 9 P.M. ET

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