If you have any choice clips of blues, rhythm & blues, gospel, doo wop, or soul, email Phil Wight at firstname.lastname@example.org with the url and a brief description and we will include them in B&R and on the website, with a credit of course!
Terrible audio quality, but oh man, what playing! Hollywood Fats at his very best. James Harman on vocals.
Superb, albeit sadly brief (1:37) black and white clip of Lowell playing at The Blue Mirror Club on Fillmore Street in San Francisco in 1963. Good sound and picture quality.
Cracking eight-minute clip of Mud Morganfield, aka Muddy Waters Junior, aka Larry Williams, in January this year at Kingston Mines, Chicago. Backed by ace band including Rick Kreher, Tom Holland, and Harmonica Hinds. Good sound and picture.
MUD MORGANFIELD AND BIG BILL MORGANFIELD
Eight-minute clip of Mud and Big Bill in Westmont, Illinois in July of last year. Kicks off with 'Hoochie Coochie Man', then fades into 'Mojo', with younger brother Joe joining them onstage for this number. Band includes John Primer and Rick Kreher. Shot from the audience but acceptable sound and picture.
Superb six-minute clip of William Clarke playing at Lamar's Records in Long Beach with Zach Zunis and Rick Holmstrom on guitar. Picture quality not the best, but unmissable chance to see the big man in action.
Lovely six-minute clip of Jimmy backed by superb big band including Count Basie, Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins, and Roy Eldridge. Good sound and picture quality.
Live at an outdoor jam session held at Wallace's Catfish Corner, Chicago.
RIP LEE PRYOR
Engaging little film noir playlet shot in the Cadillac Bar in Carbondale in 1999, featuring Devin Miller and Snooky's son, harpist and singer Rip Lee Pryor
Backed by Big Joe Louis Blues Kings with Pete Wingfield on piano, Mud delivers a powerful reading of 'Walking Through The Park' at a Shakedown Blues gig in December 2007.
Live at the Winthrop Blues Festival 2006, worth watching for Matt Stubbs blistering guitar playing, but Janiva's not bad too!
CLARENCE HOLLIMAN AND CAROL FRAN
Almost ten minutes in length, live at the Chicago Blues Festival, including smokin' version of 'Gristle.
Live on Ralph Gleason's 'Jazz Casual' television show in 1968. Backed by drums, organ, trumpet, and tenor sax, B.B. runs through a nine-minute set that includes 'Whole Lotta Loving' and 'The Jungle', Black and white, but excellent sound and picture.
Two minutes, 42 seconds of 'Goin' Down Slow' by the great man, black and white but ok picture and sound.
Son frailing away on the old cheese grater and hollering 'Death Letter'. Once again b/w, but sound and pic watchable.
MISSISSIPPI FRED McDOWELL
Stunning electric version of 'John Henry'.
Gutsy reading of 'Love Me Like You Say', from open-air fest at Mount Fuji , Japan in 1992.
Stunning 'Why Am I Treated So Bad' from Montreux Jazz Festival, 1981.
Interesting colour clip from 1972 of Sykes singing and playing guitar!
One minute, nine seconds of 'Soul Twist' from the Shea Stadium 1965.
Strictly for lovers of the Hammond B3, the great Jimmy Smith trio from 1964 playing 'Who's Afraid Of Virginia Wolf'
WHISTLING ALEX MOORE
From 1963 black and white film, Alex whistlin' and slappin' the Joanna, pity it's curtailed.
Great 1950s 'soundie'.
JIMMY 'DUCK' HOLMES
Fast forward through the first two minutes, avoiding the announcer, then enjoy six minutes of great blues from Duck live in St Louis. Thanks to D. Forrest Melon for the heads up on this item.