Tuesday, February 18, 2014

American Folk Blues Festivals 1963-1966: The British Tours

Recorded live for TV broadcast throughout Britain, these historic performances have been unseen for nearly 40 years. Filmed with superb camera work and pristine sound, 14 complete performances and 4 bonus performances are included by Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters, Lonnie Johnson, Big Joe Williams, Lightnin' Hopkins, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Howlin' Wolf, Big Joe Turner, Junior Wells, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Between 1963 and 1966 huge British tours were undertaken by the likes of Muddy Waters, Lightnin' Hopkins, Howlin' Wolf, and Junior Wells. This release in the American Folk-Blues Festivals gathers footage from these tours, providing an amazing document of a historic time.

Battle of Montereau 1814

This battle took place this day 1814

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Ralph Mitchard when he was in the Bad Detectives

I was vocalist harp player so I don't know why I am playing the drums but this was at our debut gig on a farm kitchen near Bruton. Note the bad spots - I was 17 I reckon then.