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Must see Blues history DVD.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 4:22 pm
by cpt.blueZ
Walked up Denver ave. to Tulsa's downtown public library, and checked out a dvd titled; The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1966.

Blues bro's & sis's you owe it to yourselves to watch this dvd. It is "a rare collection of performances by america's premiere Bluesmen at the peak of thier artistry."

Though in black, and white format the video is very high -fi, and with many up-close shots of the guitar work of the artists.

Artist list: T-Bone Walker; Sippie Wallace; Willie Dixon; Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee; Memhis Slim; Otis Rush; Lonnie Johnson; John Lee Hooker; Mississippi Fred McDowell; Junior Wells; Muddy Waters; Walter "Shakey" Horton:; Sonny Boy Williamson;Eddie Boyd, etc. etc.

Check it out and enjoy. 8)

Re: Must see Blues history DVD.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:52 pm
by boogiechillun85
There's actually like 3 of them. I have two of them, and they're both great. Worth it alone for Howlin' Wolf and Fred Mcdowell.

Re: Must see Blues history DVD.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:01 pm
by cpt.blueZ
Boogiehillin,
WOW a "3 volume " set, I'm gonna have to get'm all for my home library.
ThanX

Re: Must see Blues history DVD.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:32 pm
by ricochet
I love watching those!

Re: Must see Blues history DVD.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:48 pm
by bottleneckslide
Yeah awesome dvd collection. One of the best out there. If you havent seen this it is a must.

Re: Must see Blues history DVD.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:19 pm
by ZepBlues
Cool, I live about five minutes from that library. I'll have to check that out.

Re: Must see Blues history DVD.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:20 pm
by cpt.blueZ
Zepblues,
If you live close to Tulsa's downtown library, then you live close to where I do. I'm a new blues guitarist, if you have a mind to, contact me (dcoates@brokenarrowok.gov) and lets pick each others brain, and see if we can jam sometime.

Re: Must see Blues history DVD.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:59 pm
by Bluesdiva
Another one that I love is 10 Days Out-Backroads to the Blues from Kenny Wayne Shepherd. I loved seeing Kenny jamming with some of the blues legends, as well as important and not so known musicians. He is jamming with them in their homes, on their porch, at a juke joint etc., next to Ledbelly's grave, etc This dvd is important too becuase since it was released 6 of the musicians on it have passed away. It is a lasting testement to their influence on the genre and to the people who love the music.

Keep Smilin
Jenn

http://www.steelstringblues.com

Re: Must see Blues history DVD.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:56 pm
by cpt.blueZ
Bluesdeva,
A big AMEN on Kenny Wayne's 10 days out, I've rechecked it out from the PubLib and am going to watch it again.

Re: Must see Blues history DVD.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:49 pm
by Bluesdiva
I also have the vinyl copy of the cd recordings. I LOVE it!!!!! Nothing beats the sound of vinyl except being there live.
They did a great job on the documentary, and I know from someone who once worked with Kenny that it was many years in the making...more than just the 2 yrs to get it relaeased. They should be proud of what they did.

He is going on tour again with some of the Legends. I am hoping that they hit NYC...but that does not look like it will be the case. I saw the Legends tour last year with Bryan Lee and Hubert Sumlin. It was a great show, and I want to see those guys again soon.

Keep Smilin
Jenn

http://www.steelstringblues.com

Re: Must see Blues history DVD.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:43 pm
by cpt.blueZ
Just to keep this publib thread going, and to let others in on another nugget found this week :
I highly recommend the blues documentary dvd titled:
The Soul Of A Man by Wim Wenders this dvd presents good stuff on Blind Willie Smith,
Skip James, and J.B. Lenoir. 8)