Oct 25, 2013

Movie of the Week: The Blues (1963)

At Izzy Young's Folklore Center, MacDougal Street, NYC,
l-r Sam Charters, Izzy Young, Memphis Willie B., Furry
Lewis, and Gus cannon, 1964 (Photo by Ann Charters)

Scholar Samuel Barclay Charters shot the footage for 'The Blues' in the summer of 1962 in St. Louis, Memphis, Louisiana and South Carolina. The film features blues musicians J.D. Short, Pink Anderson and his son "Little Pink", Furry Lewis, Baby Tate, Memphis Willie B. with Gus Cannon, and 'Sleepy' John Estes.

Hat tip to T. Tex Edwards

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