Friday, June 16, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

King Biscuit Time 1942 and 52

Silent footage. Max Moore, owner of Interstate Grocery in Helena, Arkansas, was the sponsor for radio station KFFA's "King Biscuit Time" program. We believe he shot this home movie circa 1942. In it, renowned blues musicians Robert 'Junior' Lockwood and Sonny Boy Williamson perform on the front porch of a small-town Arkansas grocery store. This is likely the earliest footage of these musicians performing together. The second portion of the clip is a 1952 tour featuring Williamson and his band. This film was preserved with a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation. Max Moore Home Movie Collection

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Susan Wells by Neil Mitchard

When Sue was in the Terraplanes

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

John Mitchard's 1970 Election campaign in North Somerset

My Dad stood in his hometown of Radstock for the 70 GE. He didn't win but did very well. I can remember it vividly.

Thursday, June 01, 2017