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Author Topic: 1969 Memphis Country Blues Festival Doc & 1968 Album  (Read 1000 times)

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Offline harriet

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1969 Memphis Country Blues Festival Doc & 1968 Album
« on: November 29, 2018, 07:44:30 AM »
They have a video , so far as I've read that they've been trying to get out here since 2017 or earlier and will premiere in the 2019 Slamdance Film Festival. Hope it makes it to video, dvd as I believe there will be footage of JoAnn Kelly, Rev Wilkins and Fred McDowell...

And here is the promo for the film...with info


In addition here is what they say is the 1968 festival selections album with Nathan Beauregard, Bukka White, Furry Lewis, Rev Wilkins and Joe Callicott







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Re: 1969 Memphis Country Blues Festival Doc & 1968 Album
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2021, 01:14:26 PM »
Thanks Pan, I couldn't find the original post so am glad they were merged. 

I was disappointed in how short the McDowell clip was, but it was a total thrill to see Robert Wilkins, Nathan Beauregard and Jo Ann Kelly whom I had never seen before.

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Re: 1969 Memphis Country Blues Festival Doc & 1968 Album
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2021, 11:35:23 PM »
Those were the outstanding performances for me too, harriet. And Booker White and Piano Red.

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Re: 1969 Memphis Country Blues Festival Doc & 1968 Album
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2021, 11:49:28 AM »
Piano Red  playing and singing in A sounds like Henry Townsend!

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Re: 1969 Memphis Country Blues Festival Doc & 1968 Album
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2021, 02:32:33 PM »
Thank you, Harriet and Pan. There are many great performances in there--as expected. I enjoyed Yank's electric mandolin solo with Sleepy John Estes doing the vocals, as well as seeing Jo Ann Kelly and a young Mike Stewart playing together. I'd like to know what was captured on the other 16 hours of film.
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Re: 1969 Memphis Country Blues Festival Doc & 1968 Album
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2021, 07:25:59 AM »
What a great film, I never knew about this until now; 1969 the year I was born.

Fury Lewis just makes me smile, Booker White playing behind his head, Sleepy John on top form,  Nathan Beauregard believed to be 106 in 1969, Really ?!  Born in 1863... nearly in his 40's at the turn of the century ! Wow

Thoroughly enjoyed it

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Re: 1969 Memphis Country Blues Festival Doc & 1968 Album
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2021, 07:44:12 AM »
Thank you, excellent  :)
(That's enough of that. Ed)

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Re: 1969 Memphis Country Blues Festival Doc & 1968 Album
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2021, 08:53:39 AM »
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Nathan Beauregard believed to be 106 in 1969, Really ?!  Born in 1863... nearly in his 40's at the turn of the century ! Wow

No, not really.  While we'll never know for sure, it's now generally accepted that Nathan Beauregard was born no earlier than 1887 and possibly as late as 1896.  Still, performing as he did after around 80 years of a hard life is pretty darned impressive.

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Re: 1969 Memphis Country Blues Festival Doc & 1968 Album
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2021, 12:32:23 PM »
I'd like to know what was captured on the other 16 hours of film.


Me too! I'm hoping we'll get more of the footage in the September release of the DVD.

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Re: 1969 Memphis Country Blues Festival Doc & 1968 Album
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2021, 01:41:48 AM »
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Nathan Beauregard believed to be 106 in 1969, Really ?!  Born in 1863... nearly in his 40's at the turn of the century ! Wow

No, not really.  While we'll never know for sure, it's now generally accepted that Nathan Beauregard was born no earlier than 1887 and possibly as late as 1896.  Still, performing as he did after around 80 years of a hard life is pretty darned impressive.

Ah, ok thanks DJ, yes very impressive

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