The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1969, Vol. 3 [DVD] [2004]

This collection of rare archival performances by some of the greatest names in American blues, as recorded for German television, comes to DVD in a package that gives this material the care and dignity it so richly deserves. The American Folk-Blues Festival 1962-1969, Vol. 3 has been transferred to disc in its original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio has been mastered in uncompressed PCM stereo. The material looks and sounds great, making the most of source materials that appear to have been handled with kid gloves. As a bonus, this disc also includes a gallery of still photos and three electrifying additional performances from Earl Hooker and Muddy Waters which certainly add value to the presentation.
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  • 24-page booklet and newly discovered photos


American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1969, Vol. 3
German concert promoters Horst Lippmann and Fritz Rau are two of the unsung heroes of the blues revival of the '60s. In 1962, they struck upon the idea of bringing a handful of American blues stars to Europe for a package tour; the tour became an annual event, and these performances (especially the concerts in the United Kingdom) helped to create a new and enthusiastic audience for the music overseas. Lippmann and Rau were also able to present these gifted musicians on German television, and this home video release compiles memorable performances from the festival's cast captured on videotape. The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1969, Vol. 3 features appearances by Buddy Guy, Skip James, Big Joe Turner, Koko Taylor, Big Mama Thornton, Hound Dog Taylor, and the only surviving footage of legendary harmonica player Little Walter. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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