Various - Memphis '69: The 1969 Memphis Country Blues Festival
Catalogue No.: FP16939
Release Date: 17 Sep 2021
Genre: Memphis Blues
Fat Possum Records will release the Memphis ’69 documentary film, capturing three days and two nights of the sweltering, interracial 1969 Memphis Country Blues Festival, held within weeks of a KKK rally at the same location. The film has screened at Slamdance, ArcLight Hollywood, Crosstown Arts (in Memphis, sold out), and other festivals and its footage has never before been released.
Full song performances include a number of iconic Blues Hall of Famers such as Rufus Thomas & The Bar-Kays; slide guitar great Booker “Bukka” White; Sleepy John Estes with Yank Rachel; Texas’ Johnny Winter; Memphis’ own Furry Lewis, Beale Street sweeper who opened for the Rolling Stones; and North Mississippi bluesman Mississippi Fred McDowell. There are no talking heads, just the unfiltered shots of the concert and its surroundings from the time.
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