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I'm happier than a hand in a barrel of tits! - Sam Mitchell, expressing his feelings about the PTCBW experience

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Offline blueshome

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« on: November 27, 2005, 07:49:31 AM »
Maybe you guys already know about it, but I just found, and cannot recommend too highly, for film of blues, gospel country etc. 30 minutes of Peg Leg Sam!!!!! :D :D :D


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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2005, 11:49:37 PM »
Sorry! :-[ :-[


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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2005, 03:40:08 PM »
Hi Phil,
I don't know if the film I saw is the same one you are speaking of, but if so, it is sensational.? Peg Leg Sam is in such rough shape physically, he looks like he stuck his face under a lawn mower, but he is in such great spirits and is so acute mentally.? I remember him doing a long and involved comic story set-piece from his medicine show days and just nailing it.? This, in addition to his sleight of hand, playing the harmonica with his nose a la Noah Lewis, etc., is incredibly entertaining and uplifting.
All best,
« Last Edit: December 03, 2005, 01:55:31 PM by Johnm »

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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2005, 02:19:17 AM »
I?m just watching The Land Where the Blues Begun and it's great. i didn?t know the site. Thanks a lot Phil!



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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2005, 07:26:14 PM »
I didn't know peg leg sam but they used the opening sequence in the movie Am?lie

and i always thought it was a really special moment of that great movie.

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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2005, 12:44:55 PM »
Just finished watching the Peg Leg Sam film. Really enjoyable, what a character. As you say, John, he's not going to win any beauty contests. What energy though, and great singing and playing. Highly recommended.

(For those who want to avoid installing RealPlayer to view the films at this site, you can check out RealAlternative, an alternative player that's less invasive and is free: )

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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2005, 01:03:20 PM »
The Peg Leg film is very entertaining --- glad they made it available on the net and wish I'd know -- as I paid 30 bucks fo rthe VHS tape earlier this year!

Offline Byron_L

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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2005, 06:28:51 PM »
Thanks for the heads-up on this site!

Has anyone watched the "Gravel Springs Fife and Drum" clip?
It sure is a great portrait.

Thanks again


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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2005, 11:50:14 PM »
FWIW there's an astonishing useful book bearing the incredibly long title of "African-American Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Gospel, Zydeco on Film 1926-97" (Ashgate, 1999) the table of contents follow:
Works on Film and Video: alphabetical entries by artist 1
I Programme, Film Title and Production Company Index 331
2 Index of Accompanists 378
3 Index of Directors and Producers 395
4 Useful Resources 399
5 Commercially Available Videotapes 404
6 Commercially Available Laser Discs 411
7 Non-performing Interviewees 412
8 Soundtracks 417
Bibliography 420
A major disincentive to purchase is the price, 60GBP, and that was six years ago.

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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2008, 09:29:23 PM »
This link has probably been posted elsewhere on the site, but I thought I'd let everyone know about it, as it's an excellent website. I particularly enjoyed the Gandy Dancers documentary. I'm really getting into work songs and chain gang songs lately.
"There ain't no Heaven, ain't no burning Hell. Where I go when I die, can't nobody tell."

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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2008, 07:22:29 AM »
All praise to Folkstreams! What an incredible service they provide. FREE MOVIES!
My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.
Vladimir Nabokov (1899 - 1977)

Offline rjtwangs

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« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2008, 08:45:51 AM »
What a wonderful site!!! I can see myself spending a lot of time there!!


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« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2019, 11:55:27 AM »
We've known about Folkstreams for many years, but according to the Weenie search engine, no one has ever posted this film, called Step It Up and Go, focused on North Carolina blues musicians.

Lots of things to like about it, if you've only got a few minutes, go to the last five minutes to watch John Dee Holman gettin' *down* at a house party.

If I'm wrong and this url has already been posted, please let me know.



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