Wilbert Harrison at the piano…this might be the only known footage of him.
I never saw this footage of JB Lenoir before, shot in Chicago circa 1964.
JB Lenoir again, this time with the great Freddie Below on drums. 1965
Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup wonders where the money went.
Big Joe Turner with the Johnny Otis Show, 1970.
Big Joe at the Apollo, early 50’s.
Little Walter and Hound Dog Taylor, alcoholics unanimous.
Muddy Waters and his drunk assed band.
Muddy and Sonny Boy Williamson II (Rice Miller).
Mickey Baker (in shades) with Coleman Hawkins.
This is bizzarre, Serge Gainsbourg interviews Jerry Lee Lewis!
Even if I have to watch it on my computer, I love TV. It’s better than real life, you don’t have to talk to people, and you can always change the channel. So here’s some blues, and R&B clips and a bonus meeting of the minds between Serge Gainsbourg and Jerry Lee Lewis (courtesy of Donna Lethal) most from European TV and documentary footage. I have no idea where the Wilbert Harrison clip is from, but it’s great, as was he. The Coleman Hawkins and Mickey Baker clip is incredible, it stand with the Ben Webster sides cut with Johnny Otis and Pete Guitar Lewis for Mercury, and the Albert Ayler recordings with Harvey Vestine (Gamblers/Canned Heat) as one of the most successful comminglings of blues and jazz.