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American Folk Blues Festival '62

tour schedule

03.10.     day of arrival ?
04.10.     Baden-Baden, Großer Kursaal, SWF, Jazz-Session
05.10.     Bern, Casino
06.10.     Frankfurt, Kongresssaal
07.10.     Berlin, Titania-Palast
08.10.     ?
09.10.     Kaiserslautern, Fruchthalle
10.10.     München, Kongresssaal des Deutschen Museums
11.10.     Heilbronn, Harmonie-Saal, Treffpunkt Jazz des SDR
12.10.     Nürnberg, Messehausclick to enlarge !
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14.10.     Basel, Mustermesse
15.10.     Zürich, Kongresshaus
16.10.     Wien, Konzerthaus
17.10.     Bremen, 'Glocke'
18.10.     Hamburg, Auditorium maximum University
18.10.     Hamburg, after concert: Studio session Deutsche Grammophon
19.10.     ?
20.10.     6 p.m. and 12 p.m. Paris, Olympia
21.10.     England ?
22.10.     Manchester, Free Trade Hall
22.10.     Manchester, Granada-Studios, TV ?
23.10.     England ?
24.10.     England ? where and until when ?
25.10.
source:
German BLUES Circle Info nr. 13 September 1977, p. 2/13

participating artists:

Helen Humes, voc
Memphis Slim, voc, p
T-Bone Walker, voc, g
Shakey Jake, voc, g
John Lee Hooker, voc, g
Sonny Terry, voc, hca
Brownie McGhee, voc, g
Willie Dixon, voc, b
Armand "Jump" Jackson, dr

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1962 AFBF ensemble (2nd photo, l to r): Memphis Slim, T-Bone Walker, Shakey Jake, Willie Dixon, Helen Humes, Sonny Terry, John Lee Hooker, Brownie McGhee (drummer Armand "Jump" Jackson covered by Sonny Terry)
source of 1st photo: Blues Unlimited 142 (1982), p. 45; photographer: Heinz Wolf
source of 2nd photo: Blues Forum 4 (1981), p. 6; photographer: Heinz Wolf

American Folk Blues Festival
Philips LP B 681 555 L (Germany 1962)

has been issued before start of the 1962 tour to introduce the participating artists

Big Bill Broonzy
- Trouble In Mind
Memphis Slim
- Beer Drinking Woman
- Hey Slim
Helen Humes
- Million Dollar Secret
- I'm Gonna Let Him Ride
Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry
- Sweet Lovin' Kind
Roosevelt Sykes
- Night Time Is The Right Time

Lightnin' Hopkins
- Automobile Blues
Shakey Jake
- Good Times
John Lee Hooker
- I Need Some Money
Odetta
- Prettiest Train
Willie Dixon
- Nerveous
Brownie McGhee, Lightnin' Hopkins, Big Joe Williams & Sonny Terry
- Wimmin From Coast To Coast

front cover artwork: "Bild mit 8 Gruppen" by Max Bill

The Original American Folk Blues Festival
Brunswick LP 109 012 (Germany 1962)
Decca LP DL 4392 (mono) / DL 74392 (stereo) (US 19??)
Polydor LP 2482 041 (NL 1963)
Circulo Musical LP 037 (Columbia 19??)
Polydor LP 46.397 (1963)
Polydor LP 237 597 (Germany 19??)
Polydor Privilège LP 2310 296 (Fr 19??)
Polydor Privilège LP 658 017 (Fr 19??)
Polydor LP SLPM-1172 (Jp 1964) "Blues Hootenanny"
Excello LP LPS-8029 (US 1974)
L+R LP 42.017 (Germany 1981)
L+R CD LR CD-2017 (Germany 1990)
Polydor CD 825 502-2 (1991)
Evidence CD ECD 26200 (US 1995)

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- We're Gonna Rock
T-Bone Walker
- I Wanna See My Baby
- I'm In Love
Sonny Terry
- I'm Crazy 'Bout You Baby
Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon
- Stewball
John Lee Hooker
- Let's Make It Babyclick to enlarge !

- Shake It Baby
- The Right Time
Shakey Jake
- Hey, Baby
- Love My Baby °°
Brownie McGhee
- Crying At The Station
Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon
- Bye Bye Baby

°° not on Excello 8029
instead:
John Lee Hooker
- Need Your Love So Bad

rec. October 18, 1962 in Hamburg, Germany
photos by Rolf Ambor and Renate v.d. Osten (John Lee Hooker)


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The Original American Folk Blues Festival
Decca EP 7-34228 (US 1964)

John Lee Hooker
- Shake It Baby
Shakey Jake
- Love My Baby (3:07) #

Shakey Jake
- Hey, Baby (2:17) #
Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon
- Bye Bye Baby
Memphis Slim
- We're Gonna Rock

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Decca 7-34228 (US)

Hip-O CD B0003224-02 (US 2004)
The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1969   Volume Two


Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog (1965)
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Stranger Blues (1967)
Skip James - All Night Long (1967)
Sonny Boy Williamson - Keep It To Yourself (1963)
Sonny Boy Williamson - Your Funeral And My Trial (1963)
Big Joe Turner - Flip, Flop And Fly (1966)
Howlin' Wolf - I'll Be Back Someday (1964)

Willie Dixon - Nervous (1962) #   @ youtube
Bukka White - Got Sick And Tired (1967)
Son House - Death Letter Blues (1967)
Hound Dog Taylor & Little Walter - Wild About You (1967)
Koko Taylor & Little Walter - Wang Dang Doodle (1967)
Muddy Waters - Long Distance Call (1968)
Earl Hooker - Walking The Floor Over You / Off The Hook (1969)
Magic Sam - All Your Love (1969)
entire ensemble - Bye Bye Blues (1963)


# rec. October 4, 1962 at Großer Kursaal in Baden-Baden, Germany for Südwestfunk (SWF); Willie Dixon, voc, b; Memphis Slim, MC, voc, p; T-Bone Walker, g; Jump Jackson, dr

Hip-O Records DVD B0000750-09 (US 2003)
The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1969 Volume One

Howlin' Wolf - Shake For Me (1964)
Otis Rush - I Can't Quit You Baby (1966)
Lonnie Johnson - Another Night To Cry (1963)
Sippie Wallace - Women Be Wise (1966)

Memphis Slim - The Blues Is Everywhere (1962) #   @ youtube
T-Bone Walker - Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong (1962) #   @ youtube
Junior Wells - Hoodoo Man Blues (1966)
Victoria Spivey - Black Snake Blues (1963)
Lightnin' Hopkins - Mojo Hand (1964)
Sonny Boy Williamson - My Younger Days (1963)
Eddie Boyd - Five Long Years (1965)
Mississippi Fred McDowell - Going Down To The River (1965)
Willie Dixon - Sittin' And Cryin' The Blues (1964)
Sonny Boy Williamson - Nine Below Zero (1963)
Howlin' Wolf - Love Me Darlin' (1964)
Muddy Waters - Got My Mojo Working (1963)


"All material originally produced and broadcast as part of the series 'Jazz Gehört und Gesehen' by Südwestfunk" (SWF), Baden-Baden; DVD-release prod. by David Peck & Jon Kanis, Janie Hendrix & John McDermott

# rec. October 4, 1962 at Großer Kursaal in Baden-Baden, Germany for Südwestfunk (SWF); T-Bone Walker, voc, g; Memphis Slim, voc, p; Sonny Terry, hca; Brownie McGhee, g; Willie Dixon, voc, b; Jump Jackson, dr

Hip-O Records DVD B0000751-09 (US 2004)
The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1969 Volume Two

Sonny Boy Williamson II - Bye Bye Bird (1964)
Sonny Boy Williamson II - My Younger Days (1964)
Sunnyland Slim - Come On Home Baby (1964)

Willie Dixon - Nervous (1962) #   @ youtube
Lightnin' Hopkins - Mojo Hand (1964)
Victoria Spivey - Black Snake Blues (1963)
Memphis Slim - Everyday I Have The Blues (1963)

T-Bone Walker - Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong (1962) #   @ youtube
Roosevelt Sykes - Tall Heavy Mama (1966)
Willie Dixon - Sittin' And Cryin' The Blues (1963)
Matt "Guitar" Murphy - Murphy's Boogie (1963)

Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Stranger Blues (1962) #   @ youtube
Howlin' Wolf - Shake For Me (1964)
Howlin' Wolf - I'll Be Back Someday (1964)
Howlin' Wolf - Love Me Darlin (1964)
Big Mama Thornton - Down Home Shakedown (1965)
bonus tracks:
Magic Sam - All Your Love (1969)
Magic Sam - Magic Sam's Boogie (1969)
- photo gallery


"All material originally produced and broadcast as part of the series 'Jazz Gehört und Gesehen' by Südwestfunk" (SWF), Baden-Baden; DVD-release prod. by David Peck & Jon Kanis, Janie Hendrix & John McDermott

# rec. October 4, 1962 at Großer Kursaal in Baden-Baden, Germany for Südwestfunk (SWF); T-Bone Walker, MC, voc, g; Memphis Slim, voc, p; Sonny Terry, hca; Brownie McGhee, g; Willie Dixon, voc, b; Jump Jackson, dr

Hip-O Records DVD JHAM0263DVD (US 2004)
The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1969 Volume Three

Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog (1965)
Roosevelt Sykes - Gulfport Boogie (1965)
Buddy Guy - Out Of Sight (1965)
Dr. Isaiah Ross - Feel So Good (1965)
Joe Turner - Flip, Flop & Fly (1966)
Skip James - All Night Long (1967
Skip James - Crow Jane (1967)
Bukka White - Got Sick And Tired (1967)
Son House - Death Letter Blues (1967)
Hound Dog Taylor & Little Walter - Wild About You Baby (1967)
Koko Taylor & Little Walter - Wang Dang Doodle (1967)
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Stranger Blues (1967)
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Burnt Child (Afraid Of Fire) (1967)
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Gonna Move Across The River (1967)

Helen Humes - The Blues Ain't Nothin' But A Woman (1962) #   @ youtube
Earl Hooker - Earl's Boogie (1969)
Muddy Waters - Long Distance Call (1968)
Muddy Waters - Got My Mojo Working (1968)


"All material originally produced and broadcast as part of the series 'Jazz Gehört und Gesehen' by Südwestfunk" (SWF), Baden-Baden; DVD-release prod. by David Peck & Jon Kanis, Janie Hendrix & John McDermott

# rec. October 4, 1962 at Großer Kursaal in Baden-Baden, Germany for Südwestfunk (SWF); Helen Humes, voc; T-Bone Walker, MC, voc, g; Memphis Slim, voc, p; Sonny Terry, hca; Brownie McGhee, g; Willie Dixon, voc, b; Jump Jackson, dr


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notes (in German) by
Joachim E. Berendt
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Philips B 681 555 L
("Philips twen serie 11")

notes (in German) by
Siegfried Schmidt-Joos
and Werner Burkhardt
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Brunswick 009 012 (mono)
= Brunswick 109 012 (st)
(Germany 1963)

notes (in German) by
Siegfried Schmidt-Joos
and Werner Burkhardt
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= Decca DL 4392 (mono)
= Decca DL 74392 (stereo)
(US 19??)

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= Polydor 2482 041
(NL / Belgium 1974)

= Intercord ST 658017

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= Circulo Musical 037
(Columbia)

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= Polydor 46.397 (1963)

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= Polydor 237 597 (Ger)

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= Polydor Privilège 2310 296 (Fr)

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= Polydor Privilège 658 017 (Fr)

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= Polydor SLPM-1172 (Jp 1964) "Blues Hootenanny"

notes (in English)
by Werner Burkhardt
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(=) Excello LPS-8029 (1974)
The Original American
Folk Blues Festival

Excello discography

notes by
Siegfried Schmidt-Joos
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L+R 42.017 (Ger 1981)

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= LR CD-2017 (Ger 1990)

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(=) Polydor 825 502-2
(Germany 1991)

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= disc 1 of Evidence
5 CD set ECD 26200

L+R discography

7 inch 33 1/3 rpm EP
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Decca 7-34228 (US)

notes by Rob Bowman



Hip-O CD B0003224-02

20 page booklet
with historical notes
by Rob Bowman
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Reelin' in the Years /
Hip-O DVD B0000750-09

24-page booklet with an
essay by Rob Bowman



Reelin' in the Years /
Hip-O DVD B0000751-09




Reelin' in the Years /
Hip-O DVD B0002937-09

 
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American Folk Blues Festival '63

tour schedule

24.09.     arrival at Frankfurt a.M. airport
28.09.     Baden-Baden (rec. Spivey LP 1012, track B2)
29.09.     Baden-Baden, Kurhaus (SWF, 1st part for broadcast; 2nd part for TV)
30.09.     Konstanz
01.10.     Strasbourg, Palais des Fêtes
02.10.     Zürich, Kongresshaus (?)
03.10.     Heilbronn, Harmoniesaal
04.10.     Frankfurt a.M., Jahrhunderthalle (TV)
05.10.     Paris, Salle Pleyel (?)
06.10.     Bruxelles
07.10.     Wien
08.10.     München, Deutsches Museum
09.10.     Hannover
10.10.     Münster, Halle Münsterland or Essen, Grugahalle (?)
11.10.     Essen, Grugahalle (?) or Oberhausen (rec. Red Lightnin')
12.10.     Berlin, Sportpalast ("Berliner Festwochen")
13.10.     Oldenburg (afternoon?)
13.10.     Bremen, Glocke (evening?) (rec. Fontana)
14.10.     Hamburg, Audimax
15.10.     ?
16.10.     Copenhagen (Storyville Studio)
17.10.     Copenhagen, Montmartre Jazz Club (?)
"American Negro Blues Festival"
18.10.     6:30 & 8:50 p.m. Croydon, Fairfield Hall
20.10.     Croydon, Fairfield Hall
22.10.     Manchester (two shows; 40 min. film for Granada TV film "I Hear The Blues")
01.11.     Copenhagen (Storyville Studio)
02.-03.11.     ?
04.11.     Copenhagen, Basin Street Club (aka "Folk Club of Denmark" or "Las Vegas")
05.11.     Hvidovre (suburb of Copenhagen), Denmark (?)
05.11.     Stockholm, China-Teatern
06.11.     Paris
07.-10.11.     ?
"Folk Blues USA"
11.11.-18.11.     ?
19.11.     Genf, Reformation
20.11.     Lausanne, Beaulieu
21.11.     Bale/Basel, Stadtkasino
22.11.     Wiesbaden, Jazzhaus (afternoon ?; rec.)
22.11.     20:00 Frankfurt a.M., Volksbildungsheim (Concert was aborted in consequence of JFK assassination on November 22 at 12:30 p.m. CST = 6:30 p.m. GMT)
prob. same date: 22.11.     Hessischer Rundfunk (HR) Studio, TV

participating artists:

Victoria Spivey, voc, ukulele
Memphis Slim, voc, p
Otis Spann, voc, p
Sonny Boy Williamson, voc, hca
Muddy Waters, voc, g
Big Joe Williams, voc, g
Lonnie Johnson, voc, g
Matt 'Guitar' Murphy, g
Willie Dixon, voc, b
Bill Stepney, dr
Len Kunstadt, management
Joachim E. Berendt, MC

1963 AFBF ensemble   1963 AFBF ensemble, arrival at Frankfurt a.M. airport: from top: three airline company employees, Memphis Slim, Otis Spann, Muddy Waters, Bill Stepney, Sonny Boy Williamson; front row: Big Joe Williams, Len Kunstadt, Victoria Spivey, Willie Dixon; behind Willie Dixon: Matt 'Guitar' Murphy; source of photo on the right: Juke Blues 20 (1990), p. 10 '(courtesy 1968 AFBF programme)'
1963 AFBF ensemble (arrival at Frankfurt a.M. airport): from top: three airline company employees, Memphis Slim, Otis Spann, Muddy Waters, Bill Stepney, Sonny Boy Williamson; front row: Big Joe Williams, Len Kunstadt, Victoria Spivey, Willie Dixon; behind Willie Dixon: Matt 'Guitar' Murphy
source of photo on the left: www.flickr.com/photos/7863952@N04/462846538/
source of photo on the right: Juke Blues 20 (1990), p. 10 "(courtesy 1968 AFBF programme)"

1963 AFBF ensemble
Finale of the American Folk Blues Festival 1963 (October 8, 1963 at Deutsches Museum, Munich) with Lonnie Johnson, Willie Dixon (hidden), Victoria Spivey, Sonny Boy Williamson, Otis Spann (hidden), Big Joe Williams, Memphis Slim, Matt Murphy (hidden), Muddy Waters, Bill Stepney
source: Blues Forum Nr. 10 (2. Quartal 1983), p. 22/23: photographer: Karl Schneider

 

American Folk Blues Festival '63

Fontana 681510 TL / 885403 ZY (Germany 1963)
Fontana 5204 / 858 100 FPY (UK) / Polydor 2310 296 (Fr)
Exodus EX/EXS 30 (US 1966)
L+R 42.023 (Germany 1980)
Evidence ECD 26200 (US 1995)
L+R CDLR 42023 (Germany 1998)
Bellaphon/L+R CDLR 726024 (Germany 2002)

Memphis Slim
- Wish Me Well
Big Joe Williams
- I Have No Friends
Willie Dixon
- Sittin' And Cryin' The Blues
- Crazy For My Baby
Victoria Spivey
- Grant Spivey
Matt "Guitar" Murphy
- Matt's Guitar Boogie

Sonnyboy Williamson
- I Don't Know
- Sonny's Harmonica Boogie
Lonnie Johnson
- It's Too Late To Cry
Otis Spann
- Had My Fun
Muddy Waters
- Five Long Years
Memphis Slim et al.
- Bye, Bye, Blues

rec. October 13, 1963 in Bremen, Germany

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Exodus EX/EXS 302 gatefold

 

American Folk Blues Festival 63-64

Philips/Phonogram SFL-7385 (Germany 1969)

- Five Long Years - Muddy Waters (AFBF 1963)
- Sittin' And Cryin' The Blues - Willie Dixon (AFBF 1963)
- Crazy For My Baby - Willie Dixon (AFBF 1963)
- Matt's Guitar Boogie - Matthew Murphy (AFBF 1963)
- I Don't Know - Sonny Boy Williamson (AFBF 1963)

- I'm Trying To Make London My Home - Sonny Boy Williamson (AFBF 1964)
- Ain't It A Pity - Lightnin' Hopkins (AFBF 1964)
- Baby, Please Don't Go - Lightnin' Hopkins (AFBF 1964)
- Everytime I Get To Drinkin' - Sunnyland Slim (AFBF 1964)
- No Title Boogie - Hubert Sumlin (AFBF 1964)
- Dust My Broom - Howlin Wolf (AFBF 1964)


rec. October 13, 1963 in Bremen, Germany

 

Lost Blues Tapes   Vol. 1

ACT CD 9204-2 (UK 1992)

John Lee Hooker - Della Mae (alt tk) (3:16) (AFBF 1965)
Big Mama Thornton -Hound Dog (outtake & alt tk) (3:32) (AFBF 1965)

Muddy Waters - Captain, Captain (3:32) (AFBF 1963)
Sonny Boy Williamson II - I Got To Cut Out (3:06) (AFBF 1964)
Big Walter Horton - Blues Harp Shuffle (3:26) (AFBF 1964)
Willie Dixon - Strong Brain - Broad Mind (2:48) (AFBF 1964)
Willie Dixon - Big Leg Women (2:44) (AFBF 1964)
Sugar Pie deSanto - You Keep Me Running (3:04) (AFBF 1964)
Buddy Guy - South Side Jump (2:55) (AFBF 1965)
J.B. Lenoir - If I Get Lucky (3:05) (AFBF 1965)
Fred McDowell -Got A Letter This Morning (3:10) (AFBF 1965)
Roosevelt Sykes -Sail On (3:00) (AFBF 1965)

Memphis Slim - Memphis Boogie (3:16) (AFBF 1963)
Hammie Nixon with Sleepy John Estes - Your Best Friend's Gone (3:20) (AFBF 1964)
Doctor Ross - Farewell Baby (5:11) (AFBF 1965)
John Lee Hooker - Della Mae (outtake) (1:09) (AFBF 1965)


rec. October 13, 1963 in Bremen, Germany

Hip-O CD B0003224-02 (US 2004)
The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1969   Volume Two

Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog (1965)
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Stranger Blues (1967)
Skip James - All Night Long (1967)

Sonny Boy Williamson - Keep It To Yourself (1963) #   @ youtube
Sonny Boy Williamson - Your Funeral And My Trial (1963) #   @ youtube
Big Joe Turner - Flip, Flop And Fly (1966)
Howlin' Wolf - I'll Be Back Someday (1964)
Willie Dixon - Nervous (1962)
Bukka White - Got Sick And Tired (1967)
Son House - Death Letter Blues (1967)
Hound Dog Taylor & Little Walter - Wild About You (1967)
Koko Taylor & Little Walter - Wang Dang Doodle (1967)
Muddy Waters - Long Distance Call (1968)
Earl Hooker - Walking The Floor Over You / Off The Hook (1969)
Magic Sam - All Your Love (1969)

entire ensemble - Bye Bye Blues (1963) ##   @ youtube

# rec. September 29, 1963 in ; Sonny Boy Williamson, voc, hca; Memphis Slim, MC, p; Matt Murphy, g; Willie Dixon, b; Billy Stepney, dr
## rec. September 29, 1963 in ; Otis Spann, voc, p; Big Joe Williams, voc, g; Sonny Boy Williamson, voc; Willie Dixon, voc, b; Lonnie Johnson, voc; Victoria Spivey, voc; Muddy Waters, voc; Memphis Slim, voc, p; Matt Murphy, g; Bill Stepney, dr

Hip-O Records DVD B0000750-09 (US 2003)
The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1969 Volume One

Howlin' Wolf - Shake For Me (1964)
Otis Rush - I Can't Quit You Baby (1966)

Lonnie Johnson - Another Night To Cry (1963) #   @ youtube
Sippie Wallace - Women Be Wise (1966)
Memphis Slim - The Blues Is Everywhere (1962)
T-Bone Walker - Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong (1962)
Junior Wells - Hoodoo Man Blues (1966)

Victoria Spivey - Black Snake Blues (1963) #   @ youtube
Lightnin' Hopkins - Mojo Hand (1964)
Sonny Boy Williamson - My Younger Days (1963) #   @ youtube
Eddie Boyd - Five Long Years (1965)
Mississippi Fred McDowell - Going Down To The River (1965)
Willie Dixon - Sittin' And Cryin' The Blues (1964)

Sonny Boy Williamson - Nine Below Zero (1963) #   @ youtube)
Howlin' Wolf - Love Me Darlin' (1964)
Muddy Waters - Got My Mojo Working (1963) #   @ youtube

"All material originally produced and broadcast as part of the series 'Jazz Gehört und Gesehen' by Südwestfunk" (SWF), Baden-Baden; DVD-release prod. by David Peck & Jon Kanis, Janie Hendrix & John McDermott

# rec. September 29, 1963 at Großer Kursaal in Baden-Baden, Germany for Südwestfunk (SWF); T-Bone Walker, MC, voc, g; Memphis Slim, voc, p; Sonny Terry, hca; Brownie McGhee, g; Willie Dixon, voc, b; Jump Jackson, dr

Hip-O Records DVD B0000751-09 (US 2004)
The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1969 Volume Two

Sonny Boy Williamson II - Bye Bye Bird (1964)
Sonny Boy Williamson II - My Younger Days (1964)
Sunnyland Slim - Come On Home Baby (1964)
Willie Dixon - Nervous (1962)
Lightnin' Hopkins - Mojo Hand (1964)

Victoria Spivey - Black Snake Blues (1963) #   @ youtube
Memphis Slim - Everyday I Have The Blues (1963) #   @ youtube
T-Bone Walker - Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong (1962)
Roosevelt Sykes - Tall Heavy Mama (1966)

Willie Dixon - Sittin' And Cryin' The Blues (1963) #   @ youtube
Matt "Guitar" Murphy - Murphy's Boogie (1963) #   @ youtube
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Stranger Blues (1962)
Howlin' Wolf - Shake For Me (1964)
Howlin' Wolf - I'll Be Back Someday (1964)
Howlin' Wolf - Love Me Darlin (1964)
Big Mama Thornton - Down Home Shakedown (1965)
bonus tracks:
Magic Sam - All Your Love (1969)
Magic Sam - Magic Sam's Boogie (1969)
- photo gallery


"All material originally produced and broadcast as part of the series 'Jazz Gehört und Gesehen' by Südwestfunk" (SWF), Baden-Baden; DVD-release prod. by David Peck & Jon Kanis, Janie Hendrix & John McDermott

# rec. September 29, 1963 at Großer Kursaal in Baden-Baden, Germany for Südwestfunk (SWF); T-Bone Walker, MC, voc, g; Memphis Slim, voc, p; Matt Murphy, g; Sonny Terry, hca; Brownie McGhee, g; Willie Dixon, voc, b; Jump Jackson, dr


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= Fontana 681510 TL (m)
= Fontana 885403 ZY (st)
= Fontana 5204

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= Fontana 858 100 FPY
= Polydor 2310 296 (F)

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= Exodus EX/EXS 302 (US
1966) [Ewart Abner's label]


(=) Philips/Phonogram
SFL-7385 (Ger 1969)
American Folk Blues
Festival 63-64

"A documentation of the
authentic blues featuring
the best blues artists of
America"

notes by Willy Leiser
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L+R 42.023 (Ger 1980)




ACT CD 9204-2 (UK 1992)

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= L+R CDLR 42023 (1998)

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= discs 2 & 3 of
Evidence 5 CD set ECD 26200

 
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tour schedule

27.09.     Frankfurt / Arrival
28.09.     Baden-Baden, Südwestfunk
29.09.     Baden-Baden, Südwestfunk
30,09.     Baden-Baden, Südwestfunk
01.10.     Baden-Baden, Kursaal ?
02.10.     Strasbourg, Palais des Fetes
03.10.     Copenhagen
04.10.     Malmö
05.10.     Stockholm, Koncerthus
06.10.     ?
07.10.     Oslo
08.10.     Copenhagen, Storyville Studio
09.10.     Copenhagen; flight (?) to Hamburg
09.10.     Hamburg, Musikhalle, rec. Fontana 885411
10.10.     Düsseldorf
11.10.     Köln
12.10.     München, Zirkus Krone
13.10.     Genf
14.10.     Zürich
15.10.     Heilbronn, Süddeutscher Rundfunk, 'Harmoniesaal'
16.10.     Frankfurt, Kongresshalle
17.10.     Berlin, Sportpalast
18.10.     Paris, Salle Pleyel
19.10.     flight from Copenhagen (Paul Oliver's claim; rather from Paris?)
19.10.     Croydon, Fairfield Hall 6.45 & 9.00 p.m. ("American Negro Blues Festival")
20.10.     Bristol, Colston Hall 6.?? & 8.45 p.m.
21.10.     Bradford, St. George's Hall 6.30 & 8.40 p.m.
22.10.     Manchester, Free Trade Hall 6.30 & 8.40 p.m.
23.10.     Birmingham, Town Hall 6.30 & 8.45 p.m.
24.10.     ?
25.10.     Croydon, Fairfield Hall 6.45 & 9.00 p.m.
26.10.     return flight? from London?

subsequent "Big City Blues Tour"
Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon, Hubert Sumlin, Sunnyland Slim, Clifton James
26.10.     Warsaw, Poland, National Philharmonie
27.10.     Warsaw, "Jazz Jamboree" Polish Radio Jazz Archives 19
28.10.     ? }
29.10.     ? }
30.10.     ? } Dresden?
31.10.     ? }
01.11.     East Berlin, Amiga Studios, rec. Amiga 850043
02.11.     ? }
03.11.     ? } Potsdam?
04.11.     ? } Dresden?
05.11.     ? }
06.11.     Bremen, Studio Radio Bremen
07.11.     ?
until
17.11.     ?
18.11.     Wiesbaden, Jazzhaus
19.11.     ?
20.11.     Schaffhausen, Switzerland
until
23.11.     Courtrai/Kortrijk, Belgium
24.11.     Antwerp, Belgium, Billard Palace

sources:
- German BLUES Circle Info nr. 15 November 1977, p. 7/15
- German BLUES Circle Info nr. 21 Mai 1978, p. 6/21
- Paul Oliver: Festival Blues: The American Folk Blues Festival 1964.- Jazz Monthly, December 1964, pp. 4-6
- http://www2.hu-berlin.de/fpm/popscrip/themen/pst08/Rauhut.htm

1964 AFBF ensemble (The British Tour): Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon, Sleepy John Estes, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Sunnyland Slim, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Hubert Sumlin; source: Les Génies du Blues, Volume 2.- Paris (Editions Atlas) 1992, p. 2; photographer: Jean-Pierre Leloir; click to enlarge !
1964 AFBF ensemble (The British Tour): Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon, Sleepy John Estes, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Sunnyland Slim, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Hubert Sumlin

source: Les Génies du Blues, Volume 2.- Paris (Editions Atlas) 1992, p. 2; photographer: Jean-Pierre Leloir

American Folk Blues Festival 1964 (Fontana 885 411 MY = Fontana 885411 TY = L+R 42.024 = LR CD-2024)

Sonnyboy Williamson
- I'm Trying To Make London My Home
- Dissatisfied
Sunnyland Slim
- Everytime I Get To Drinkin'
Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins
- Ain't It A Pity
- Baby Please Don't Go

Sleepy John Estes & Hammie Nixon
- I'm A Tearing Little Daddy
John Henry Barbee
- Cotton Pickin' Blues
Hubert Sumlin / Sunnyland Slim
- No Title Boogie
Sugar Pie Desanto
- Slip In Mules
Howlin' Wolf
- Dust My Broom

bonus tracks on Evidence ECD 26200:
Sonny Boy Williamson
- I Got To Cut Out
Willie Dixon
- Weak Brain And Narrow Mind
- Big Legged Woman
Sleepy John Estes
- Your Best Friend's Gone
Sugar Pie DeSanto
- Baby What You Want Me To Do

rec. October 9th, 1964 at the Musikhalle, Hamburg; with Willie Dixon, b Clifton James, dr

 

American Folk Blues (Amiga 850 043 1964)
- It's You My Baby
- Love You, Woman
- Everytime I Get To Drinking
- When I Feel Better
- Blues Anytime
- I Love

- Leavy Camp Moan
- My Babe
- Hubert's Blues
- We Gonna Jump
- Big Legged Woman
- Too Late For Me To Pray

Hubert's "American" Blues ! (Scout Sc-4 1969)

- My Babe
- Hubert's Blues
- We Gonna Jump
- Too Late For Me To Pray
- I Love

- It's You My Baby
- Love You, Woman
- Everytime I Get To Drinking
- When I Feel Better
- Blues Anytime

 
Hubert Sumlin: Blues Anytime! (L + R 42.004 1981)

- It's You Baby
- Everytime I Get To Drinking
- We Gonna Jump
- Too Late For Me To Pray
- Blues Anytime
- My Babe

- Love You, Woman
- I Love
- When I Feel Better
- Hubert's Blues
- Levee Camp Moan #
- Big Legged Woman #

# tracks not on Scout LP

 
Hubert Sumlin: Blues Anytime! (Evidence ECD 26052 1994)

- It's You Baby
- Love You, Woman
- Everytime I Get To Drinking
- When I Feel Better
- Blues Anytime
- I Love
- Levee Camp Moan
- My Babe
- Hubert's Blues
- We Gonna Jump
- Big Legged Woman
- Too Late For Me To Pray

 
Hubert Sumlin: Blues Classics (Bellaphon CD 1996)

- Love You, Woman
- When I Feel Better
- I Love
- Hubert's Blues
- Blues On Blues
- My Bay Is Gone
- Lonesome Blues
- Blues In My Hand
- Blues For Chester
- Jammin' The Blues
- Gamblin' Woman

rec. November 1, 1964 at the Amiga-Studios in East-Berlin, Germany; Hubert Sumlin with Sunnyland Slim, Willie Dixon, Clifton James

Philips/Phonogram SFL-7385 track sequence:
American Folk Blues Festival 63-64

- Five Long Years - Muddy Waters (AFBF 1963)
- Sittin' And Cryin' The Blues - Willie Dixon (AFBF 1963)
- Crazy For My Baby - Willie Dixon (AFBF 1963)
- Matt's Guitar Boogie - Matthew Murphy (AFBF 1963)
- I Don't Know - Sonny Boy Williamson (AFBF 1963)


- I'm Trying To Make London My Home - Sonny Boy Williamson (AFBF 1964)
- Ain't It A Pity - Lightnin' Hopkins (AFBF 1964)
- Baby, Please Don't Go - Lightnin' Hopkins (AFBF 1964)
- Everytime I Get To Drinkin' - Sunnyland Slim (AFBF 1964)
- No Title Boogie - Hubert Sumlin (AFBF 1964)
- Dust My Broom - Howlin Wolf (AFBF 1964)

ACT CD 9204-2 track sequence:
Lost Blues Tapes   Vol. 1

John Lee Hooker - Della Mae (alt tk) (3:16) (AFBF 1965)
Big Mama Thornton -Hound Dog (outtake & alt tk) (3:32) (AFBF 1965)
Muddy Waters - Captain, Captain (3:32) (AFBF 1963)

Sonny Boy Williamson II - I Got To Cut Out (3:06) (AFBF 1964)
Big Walter Horton - Blues Harp Shuffle (3:26) (AFBF 1964)
Willie Dixon - Strong Brain - Broad Mind (2:48) (AFBF 1964)
Willie Dixon - Big Leg Women (2:44) (AFBF 1964)
Sugar Pie deSanto - You Keep Me Running (3:04) (AFBF 1964)
Buddy Guy - South Side Jump (2:55) (AFBF 1965)
J.B. Lenoir - If I Get Lucky (3:05) (AFBF 1965)
Fred McDowell -Got A Letter This Morning (3:10) (AFBF 1965)
Roosevelt Sykes -Sail On (3:00) (AFBF 1965)
Memphis Slim - Memphis Boogie (3:16) (AFBF 1963)

Hammie Nixon with Sleepy John Estes - Your Best Friend's Gone (3:20) (AFBF 1964)
Doctor Ross - Farewell Baby (5:11) (AFBF 1965)
John Lee Hooker - Della Mae (outtake) (1:09) (AFBF 1965)


Hip-O CD B0003224-02 (US 2004)
The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1969   Volume Two


Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog (1965)
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Stranger Blues (1967) #
Skip James - All Night Long (1967) #
Sonny Boy Williamson - Keep It To Yourself (1963)
Sonny Boy Williamson - Your Funeral And My Trial (1963)
Big Joe Turner - Flip, Flop And Fly (1966)
Howlin' Wolf - I'll Be Back Someday (1964)
Willie Dixon - Nervous (1962)

Bukka White - Got Sick And Tired (1967) #
Son House - Death Letter Blues (1967) #
Hound Dog Taylor & Little Walter - Wild About You (1967) #
Koko Taylor & Little Walter - Wang Dang Doodle (1967) #
Muddy Waters - Long Distance Call (1968)
Earl Hooker - Walking The Floor Over You / Off The Hook (1969)
Magic Sam - All Your Love (1969)
entire ensemble - Bye Bye Blues (1963)


# rec. October 11, 1967 at DRTV studio in Copenhagen, Denmark
Sonny Terry, voc, hca; Brownie McGhee, voc, g, kazoo
Skip James, voc, g
Bukka White, voc, g
Son House, voc, g
Hound Dog Taylor, voc, g; Little Walter, hca; Dillard Crume, b; Odie Payne, dr
Koko Taylor, voc; Little Walter, hca; Hound Dog Taylor, g; Dillard Crume, b; Odie Payne, dr

Hip-O Records DVD JHAM0263DVD (US 2004)
The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1969 Volume Three

Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog (1965)
Roosevelt Sykes - Gulfport Boogie (1965)
Buddy Guy - Out Of Sight (1965)
Dr. Isaiah Ross - Feel So Good (1965)
Joe Turner - Flip, Flop & Fly (1966)

Skip James
- All Night Long   @ youtube
- Crow Jane   @ youtube
Bukka White
- Got Sick And Tired   @ youtube
Son House
- Death Letter Blues   @ youtube
Hound Dog Taylor & Little Walter
- Wild About You Baby   @ youtube
Koko Taylor & Little Walter
- Wang Dang Doodle   @ youtube
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
- Stranger Blues   @ youtube
- Burnt Child (Afraid Of Fire)   @ youtube
- Gonna Move Across The River   @ youtube
Helen Humes - The Blues Ain't Nothin' But A Woman (1962)
Earl Hooker - Earl's Boogie (1969)
Muddy Waters - Long Distance Call (1968)
Muddy Waters - Got My Mojo Working (1968)


rec. October 11, 1967 at DRTV studio in Copenhagen, Denmark
Bukka White, voc, g
Hound Dog Taylor, voc, g; Little Walter, hca; Dillard Crume, b; Odie Payne, dr
Koko Taylor, voc; Little Walter, hca; Hound Dog Taylor, g; Dillard Crume, b; Odie Payne, dr
Son House, voc, g
Skip James, voc, g
Sonny Terry, voc, hca; Brownie McGhee, voc, g, kazoo
MC: Dillard Crume
photographer: Jan Persson

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Fontana TL 5225
(Germany 1964)

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click to read notes !
= Fontana 885 411 MY
(1964)
= Fontana 885411 TY

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click to read notes !
L+R 42.024 (1980)

= LR CD-2024

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= disc 4 of Evidence 5 CD set
ECD 26200

 


(=) Philips/Phonogram
SFL-7385 (Ger 1969)
American Folk Blues
Festival 63-64

"A documentation of the
authentic blues featuring
the best blues artists of
America"

notes by Karlheinz Drechsel



Amiga 850 043 (1964)
"American Folk Blues"




= Scout Sc-4 (1969)
"Hubert's 'American' Blues !"

click to enlarge !

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(=) L + R 42.004 (1981)
"Blues Anytime !"




ACT CD 9204-2 (UK 1992)

= L+R CDLR 72010 (1994)


= Evidence ECD 26052 (1994)

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(=) Bellaphon CD (1996)
"Blues Classics"

 
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1965

1965
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tour schedule

27.09.     TV - Südwestfunk
28.09.     TV - Südwestfunk
29.09.     TV - Südwestfunk
30.09.     Baden-Baden (Jazz Session SWF)
01.10.     Bern
02.10.     Lausanne
03.10.     Zürich
04.10.     Luzern
05.10.     Basel
06.10.     Mannheim (Treffpunkt Jazz des Süddeutschen Rundfunks)
07.10.     Bremen (Radiokonzert; rec. Fontana 885 422 TY)
08.10.     Kopenhagen
09.10.     Stockholm
10.10.     Berlin
11.10.     London
12.10.     Brüssel
13.10.     TV - Amsterdam
14.10.     Den Haag
15.10.     Manchester
16.10.     Newcastle (City Hall)
17.10.     Glasgow
18.10.     Belfast
19 10.     Dublin [did it actually happen?]
21.10.     Bradford, St. George's Hall
22.10.     Birmingham
23.10.     Bristol
24.10.     London
25.10.     Düsseldorf
26.10.     Iserlohn
27.10.     München
28.10.     Frankfurt a.M.
29.10.     Strasbourg
30.10.     Paris
31.10.     Barcelona
02.11.     Genf

sources:
- Paul Vernon @ facebook (courtesy "Alan Balfour, Nico Fournier, Folk Roots and others")

1965 AFBF ensemble: Big Mama Thornton, Big Walter Horton, J.B. Lenoir, Doctor Ross, John Lee Hooker & Mississippi Fred McDowell; source: Les Génies du Blues, Volume 2.- Paris (Editions Atlas) 1992, p. 12; photographer: Jean-Pierre Leloir; click to enlarge !
1965 AFBF ensemble: Big Mama Thornton, Big Walter Horton, J.B. Lenoir,
Doctor Ross, John Lee Hooker & Mississippi Fred McDowell

source: Les Génies du Blues, Volume 2.- Paris (Editions Atlas) 1992, p. 12; photographer: Jean-Pierre Leloir

American Folk Blues Festival '65 - Studio Session
Fred McDowell
- Highway 61 (3:04)   @ Spotify
J.B. Lenoir
- Slow Down (1:48)   @ Spotify
Walter Horton
- Christine   @ youtube
Roosevelt Sykes
- Come On Back Home (2:31)   @ youtube
Eddie Boyd
- Five Long Years (3:14)   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- The Big Question (2:49)   @ youtube   @ Spotify

Jimmy Lee Robinson
- Rosalie   @ youtube
John Lee Hooker
- King Of The World   @ youtube
- Della Mae   @ youtube
Buddy Guy
- First Time I Met The Blues   @ youtube
Big Mama Thornton
- Houn' Dog   @ Spotify
Doctor Ross
- My Black Name Is Ringing   @ Spotify

rec. October 7, 1965 at a studio in Hamburg, Germany

Philips/Phonogram SFL-7386 track sequence:
American Folk Blues Festival 65-66

John Lee Hooker - King Of The World (AFBF 1965)
John Lee Hooker - Della May [sic] (AFBF 1965)
J.B. Lenoir - Slow Down (AFBF 1965)
Fred McDowell - Highway 61 (AFBF 1965)
Doctor Ross - My Black Name Is Ringing (AFBF 1965)
Jimmy Lee Robinson - Rosalie (AFBF 1965)
Buddy Guy - First Time I Met The Blues (AFBF 1966)

Eddie Boyd - Five Long Years (AFBF 1965) [track sequence of side B?]
Eddie Boyd - The Big Question (AFBF 1965)
Junior Wells - Checkin' On My Baby (AFBF 1965)
Roosevelt Sykes - Running The Boogie (AFBF 1966)
Little Brother Montgomery - I Keep On Drinking (AFBF 1966)
Sippie Wallace - Suitcase Blues (AFBF 1966)
Otis Rush - All Your Love or My Own Fault (actually "Sweet Little Angel") (AFBF 1966)

ACT CD 9204-2 track sequence:
Lost Blues Tapes   Vol. 1

John Lee Hooker - Della Mae (alt tk) (3:16) (AFBF 1965)
Big Mama Thornton -Hound Dog (outtake & alt tk) (3:32) (AFBF 1965)
Muddy Waters - Captain, Captain (3:32) (AFBF 1963)
Sonny Boy Williamson II - I Got To Cut Out (3:06) (AFBF 1964)
Big Walter Horton - Blues Harp Shuffle (3:26) (AFBF 1964)
Willie Dixon - Strong Brain - Broad Mind (2:48) (AFBF 1964)
Willie Dixon - Big Leg Women (2:44) (AFBF 1964)
Sugar Pie deSanto - You Keep Me Running (3:04) (AFBF 1964)

Buddy Guy - South Side Jump (2:55) (AFBF 1965)
J.B. Lenoir - If I Get Lucky (3:05) (AFBF 1965)
Fred McDowell -Got A Letter This Morning (3:10) (AFBF 1965)
Roosevelt Sykes -Sail On (3:00) (AFBF 1965)
Memphis Slim -Memphis Boogie (3:16) (AFBF 1963)
Hammie Nixon with Sleepy John Estes - Your Best Friend's Gone (3:20) (AFBF 1964)

Doctor Ross - Farewell Baby (5:11) (AFBF 1965)
John Lee Hooker - Della Mae (outtake) (1:09) (AFBF 1965)

Evidence ECD 26100 track sequence:
disc 5: American Folk Blues Festival 'sixty five

Mississippi Fred McDowell - Highway 61
J.B. Lenoir - Slow Down, Woman
Big Walter "Shakey" Horton - Blues Harp Shuffle °°
Big Walter "Shakey" Horton - Christine
Roosevelt Sykes - Come On Back Home
Eddie Boyd - Five Long Years
Eddie Boyd - The Big Question
Jimmie Lee Robinson - Rosa Lee
John Lee Hooker - King Of The World
John Lee Hooker - Della Mae
Buddy Guy - First Time I Met The Blues
Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog
Doctor Ross - My Black Name Is Ringing
John Lee Hooker - Della Mae (alt tk) °°
Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog (alt tk) °°
Buddy Guy - South Side Jump °°
J.B. Lenoir - If I Get Lucky °°
Mississippi Fred McDowell - Got A Letter This Morning °°
Roosevelt Sykes - Sail On °°
Doctor Ross - Farewell, Baby °°

°° bonus tracks (from ACT CD 9204)

Hip-O CD B0003224-02 (US 2004)
The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1969   Volume Two


Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog (1965)
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Stranger Blues (1967) #
Skip James - All Night Long (1967) #
Sonny Boy Williamson - Keep It To Yourself (1963)
Sonny Boy Williamson - Your Funeral And My Trial (1963)
Big Joe Turner - Flip, Flop And Fly (1966)
Howlin' Wolf - I'll Be Back Someday (1964)
Willie Dixon - Nervous (1962)

Bukka White - Got Sick And Tired (1967) #
Son House - Death Letter Blues (1967) #
Hound Dog Taylor & Little Walter - Wild About You (1967) #
Koko Taylor & Little Walter - Wang Dang Doodle (1967) #
Muddy Waters - Long Distance Call (1968)
Earl Hooker - Walking The Floor Over You / Off The Hook (1969)
Magic Sam - All Your Love (1969)
entire ensemble - Bye Bye Blues (1963)


# rec. October 11, 1967 at DRTV studio in Copenhagen, Denmark
Sonny Terry, voc, hca; Brownie McGhee, voc, g, kazoo
Skip James, voc, g
Bukka White, voc, g
Son House, voc, g
Hound Dog Taylor, voc, g; Little Walter, hca; Dillard Crume, b; Odie Payne, dr
Koko Taylor, voc; Little Walter, hca; Hound Dog Taylor, g; Dillard Crume, b; Odie Payne, dr

Hip-O Records DVD JHAM0263DVD (US 2004)
The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1969 Volume Three

Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog (1965)
Roosevelt Sykes - Gulfport Boogie (1965)
Buddy Guy - Out Of Sight (1965)
Dr. Isaiah Ross - Feel So Good (1965)
Joe Turner - Flip, Flop & Fly (1966)

Skip James
- All Night Long   @ youtube
- Crow Jane   @ youtube
Bukka White
- Got Sick And Tired   @ youtube
Son House
- Death Letter Blues   @ youtube
Hound Dog Taylor & Little Walter
- Wild About You Baby   @ youtube
Koko Taylor & Little Walter
- Wang Dang Doodle   @ youtube
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
- Stranger Blues   @ youtube
- Burnt Child (Afraid Of Fire)   @ youtube
- Gonna Move Across The River   @ youtube
Helen Humes - The Blues Ain't Nothin' But A Woman (1962)
Earl Hooker - Earl's Boogie (1969)
Muddy Waters - Long Distance Call (1968)
Muddy Waters - Got My Mojo Working (1968)


rec. October 11, 1967 at DRTV studio in Copenhagen, Denmark
Bukka White, voc, g
Hound Dog Taylor, voc, g; Little Walter, hca; Dillard Crume, b; Odie Payne, dr
Koko Taylor, voc; Little Walter, hca; Hound Dog Taylor, g; Dillard Crume, b; Odie Payne, dr
Son House, voc, g
Skip James, voc, g
Sonny Terry, voc, hca; Brownie McGhee, voc, g, kazoo
MC: Dillard Crume
photographer: Jan Persson

notes by Horst Lippmann
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click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Fontana 885 422 TY
(Germany 1965)

notes by Horst Lippmann
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
= Fontana 885 422 TY
("Special Edition")

notes by Horst Lippmann
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Fontana TL 5286
(UK 1965)






(=) Philips/Phonogram
SFL-7386 (Jp 1969)
American Folk Blues Festival 65-66

notes by Willy Leiser



= L+R 42.025 (Germany 1980)




= Optimism LR CD-2025
(US 1983)


= Optimism LRC-2025
(US 1983) (cassette)




= Bellaphon CDLR 42025
(Germany 1990)




ACT CD 9204-2 (UK 1992)

5 CD set
notes by Bill Dahl
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(=) Evidence ECD 26100
(US 1995)

 
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American Folk Blues Festival '66

tour schedule

29.09.     Manchester, Free Trade Hall

 

Vol. 1: Amiga 855114

Roosevelt Sykes
- Running The Boogie
Otis Rush
- All Your Love
Little Brother Montgomery
- I Keep On Drinking
Sleepy John Estes
- You Shouldn't Do It
Big Joe Turner
- Roll 'Em Pete

Junior Wells
- Sheckin' On My Baby [sic!]
- Vietnam Blues #
Sippie Wallace
- Suitcase Blues
Robert Pete Williams
- Midnight Boogie #
Big Joe Turner
- Flip, Flop And Fly

Vol. 2: Amiga 855126

Otis Rush
- It Takes Time #
Roosevelt Sykes
- Night Time Is The Right Time #
Otis Rush
- My Own Fault [actually "Sweet Little Angel"]
Little Brother Montgomery
- Pinetop's Boogie Woogie #
Sleepy John Estes
- Yellow Jam Blues #

Junior Wells
- Over Yonders Walls #
Sippie Wallace
- Women Keep Your Mouth Shut #
Junior Wells
- A Tribute To Sonny Boy Williamson
Robert Pete Williams
- Louise
Big Joe Turner
- Feeling Happy #

# not on Fontana 885 431 BY (= L+R 42.069 = LR CD-2069)

Fontana 885 431 BY

Roosevelt Sykes@ youtube
- Running The Boogie
Otis Rush
- All Your Love
Little Brother Montgomery
- I Keep On Drinking
Sleepy John Estes
- You Shouldn't Do It
Otis Rush
- My Own Fault [actually "Sweet Little Angel"]

Junior Wells@ youtube
- Checkin' On My Baby
- A Tribute To Sonny Boy Williamson
Sippie Wallace
- Suitcase Blues
Robert Pete Williams
- Louise
Big Joe Turner
- Flip, Flop And Fly
- Roll 'Em Pete

all tracks rec. October 16, 1966 at Friedrichstadt-Palast, East-Berlin

Philips/Phonogram SFL-7386 track sequence:
American Folk Blues Festival 65-66

John Lee Hooker - King Of The World (AFBF 1965)
John Lee Hooker - Della May [sic] (AFBF 1965)
J.B. Lenoir - Slow Down (AFBF 1965)
Fred McDowell - Highway 61 (AFBF 1965)
Doctor Ross - My Black Name Is Ringing (AFBF 1965)
Jimmy Lee Robinson - Rosalie (AFBF 1965)

Buddy Guy - First Time I Met The Blues (AFBF 1966)

Eddie Boyd - Five Long Years (AFBF 1965) [track sequence of side B?]
Eddie Boyd - The Big Question (AFBF 1965)
Junior Wells - Checkin' On My Baby (AFBF 1965)

Roosevelt Sykes - Running The Boogie (AFBF 1966)
Little Brother Montgomery - I Keep On Drinking (AFBF 1966)
Sippie Wallace - Suitcase Blues (AFBF 1966)
Otis Rush - All Your Love or My Own Fault (actually "Sweet Little Angel") (AFBF 1966)

Hip-O CD B0003224-02 (US 2004)
The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1969   Volume Two

Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog (1965)
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Stranger Blues (1967)
Skip James - All Night Long (1967)
Sonny Boy Williamson - Keep It To Yourself (1963)
Sonny Boy Williamson - Your Funeral And My Trial (1963)

Big Joe Turner - Flip, Flop And Fly (1966) #   @ youtube
Howlin' Wolf - I'll Be Back Someday (1964)
Willie Dixon - Nervous (1962)
Bukka White - Got Sick And Tired (1967)
Son House - Death Letter Blues (1967)
Hound Dog Taylor & Little Walter - Wild About You (1967)
Koko Taylor & Little Walter - Wang Dang Doodle (1967)
Muddy Waters - Long Distance Call (1968)
Earl Hooker - Walking The Floor Over You / Off The Hook (1969)
Magic Sam - All Your Love (1969)
entire ensemble - Bye Bye Blues (1963)


# rec. October 16, 1966 in East Berlin, GDR; Big Joe Turner, voc; Roosevelt Sykes, MC; Little Brother Montgomery, p; Otis Rush, g; Jack Meyers, b; Fred Below, dr

notes by Karlheinz Drechsel
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click to read notes (in German) !
Vol. 1 Amiga 855114
(GDR 1969)

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= Amiga 855114
(GDR 1979)

click to enlarge !
= Amiga CD 82876-63060
-2 (2004)

notes by Karlheinz Drechsel
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click to read notes (in German) !
Vol. 2 Amiga 855126
(GDR 1969)

click to enlarge !
= Amiga 855126
(GDR 1979)

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click to read track list !
= Amiga CD 82876-63061
-2 (Germany 2004)

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Fontana 885 431 BY






(=) Philips/Phonogram
SFL-7386 (Jp 1969)
American Folk Blues Festival 65-66


L+R 42.069
= LR CD-2069

L + R discography

 
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tour schedule "Born Down South The Blues Went North"

06.10.     Stockholm, Konzerthuset
07.10.     Frankfurt a.M., Kongresshalle
08.10.     Lünen, Hilpert-Theater
09.10.     Cologne, WDR TV (rel. Tropical DVD)
10.10.     Cologne
11.10.     Copenhagen, Tivoli
11.10.     Copenhagen, TV Studio (rel. Hip-O Records DVD)
12.10.     Helsinki, Kulturpalast
13.10.     Lund, University
14.10.     Amsterdam, Concertgebouw
15.10.     Berlin, Kongress-Halle (rec. Fontana 885 433 TY)
16.10.     Bruxelles (TV session)
17.10.     Hilversum (KRO-TV)
18.10.     Strasbourg, Palais des Fetes
19.10.     Zürich, Kongresshaus
20.10.     Genf, Victoriasaal
21.10.     Paris, Salle Pleyel
22.10.     Leicester, De Montfort Hall (first date in England)
23.10.     Newcastle, Cityhall
24.10.     Bristol, Colston Hall
25.10.     Birmingham, Town Hall
26.10.     London, Hammersmith Odeon
tournee continued as "Big City Blues"
27.10.     England, where ?
28.10.     Birmingham, Town Hall (again?)
29.10.- 02.11.     where ?
03.11.     Lübbecke
04.-??.11.     where ?

two dates from different sources that don't seem to fit with other sources:
13.10.     Bremen, Glocke
14.10.     Cologne (TV Show)

Fontana LP 885 433 TY (Germany 1968)
= Optimism LR CD-2070 (US 1980)
(=) Bellaphon / L+R CDLR 726222 (EU 2002)
American Folk Blues Festival '67

Bukka White
- Aberdeen Blues
Hound Dog Taylor
- The Sky Is Crying   @ youtube
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
- Rock Island Line
Son House
- Got A Letter This Morning
Little Walter
- You Be So Fine

Koko Taylor
- Wang Dang Doodle
Skip James
- Hard Luck Child
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
- I'm Gonna Move Across The River
Koko Taylor
- What Kind Of Man Is This
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
- Walk On

rec. October 15, 1967 at Kongress-Halle, Berlin, Germany
Bukka White, voc, g
Hound Dog Taylor, voc, g; Little Walter, hca; Dillard Crume, b; Odie Payne, dr
Sonny Terry, voc, hca; Brownie McGhee, voc, g, kazoo
Son House, voc, g
Little Walter, voc, hca; Hound Dog Taylor, g; Dillard Crume, b; Odie Payne, dr
Koko Taylor, voc; Little Walter, hca; Hound Dog Taylor, g; Dillard Crume, b; Odie Payne, dr
Skip James, voc, g

Hip-O CD B0003224-02 (US 2004)
The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1969   Volume Two


Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog (1965)
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Stranger Blues (1967) #
Skip James - All Night Long (1967) #
Sonny Boy Williamson - Keep It To Yourself (1963)
Sonny Boy Williamson - Your Funeral And My Trial (1963)
Big Joe Turner - Flip, Flop And Fly (1966)
Howlin' Wolf - I'll Be Back Someday (1964)
Willie Dixon - Nervous (1962)

Bukka White - Got Sick And Tired (1967) #
Son House - Death Letter Blues (1967) #
Hound Dog Taylor & Little Walter - Wild About You (1967) #
Koko Taylor & Little Walter - Wang Dang Doodle (1967) #
Muddy Waters - Long Distance Call (1968)
Earl Hooker - Walking The Floor Over You / Off The Hook (1969)
Magic Sam - All Your Love (1969)
entire ensemble - Bye Bye Blues (1963)


# rec. October 11, 1967 at DRTV studio in Copenhagen, Denmark
Sonny Terry, voc, hca; Brownie McGhee, voc, g, kazoo
Skip James, voc, g
Bukka White, voc, g
Son House, voc, g
Hound Dog Taylor, voc, g; Little Walter, hca; Dillard Crume, b; Odie Payne, dr
Koko Taylor, voc; Little Walter, hca; Hound Dog Taylor, g; Dillard Crume, b; Odie Payne, dr

Hip-O Records DVD JHAM0263DVD (US 2004)
The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1969 Volume Three

Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog (1965)
Roosevelt Sykes - Gulfport Boogie (1965)
Buddy Guy - Out Of Sight (1965)
Dr. Isaiah Ross - Feel So Good (1965)
Joe Turner - Flip, Flop & Fly (1966)

Skip James
- All Night Long   @ youtube
- Crow Jane   @ youtube
Bukka White
- Got Sick And Tired   @ youtube
Son House
- Death Letter Blues   @ youtube
Hound Dog Taylor & Little Walter
- Wild About You Baby   @ youtube
Koko Taylor & Little Walter
- Wang Dang Doodle   @ youtube
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
- Stranger Blues   @ youtube
- Burnt Child (Afraid Of Fire)   @ youtube
- Gonna Move Across The River   @ youtube
Helen Humes - The Blues Ain't Nothin' But A Woman (1962)
Earl Hooker - Earl's Boogie (1969)
Muddy Waters - Long Distance Call (1968)
Muddy Waters - Got My Mojo Working (1968)


rec. October 11, 1967 at DRTV studio in Copenhagen, Denmark
Bukka White, voc, g
Hound Dog Taylor, voc, g; Little Walter, hca; Dillard Crume, b; Odie Payne, dr
Koko Taylor, voc; Little Walter, hca; Hound Dog Taylor, g; Dillard Crume, b; Odie Payne, dr
Son House, voc, g
Skip James, voc, g
Sonny Terry, voc, hca; Brownie McGhee, voc, g, kazoo
MC: Dillard Crume
photographer: Jan Persson

Tropical DVD 68.364 (Germany 2008)
Legends of the American Folk Blues Festivals 1967, 1968 & 1969

The Video 1: American Folk Blues Festival 1967
Little Walter
- My Babe   @ youtube
Koko Taylor
- Will My Man Be Home Tonight
- Wang Dang Doodle
Bukka White
- Aberdeen Mississippi Blues   @ youtube
Little Walter
- Untitled (actually "Little Walter's Jump")   @ youtube
Skip James
- Hard Times Killing Floor
Interview with Bruce Jackson
Son House
- Death Letter Blues
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
- Born With The Blues
Interview with Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
- Rock Island Line
Interview with Horst Lippmann
Little Walter
- Mean Old World   @ youtube
Hound Dog Taylor
- Shake Your Money Maker
Koko Taylor
- What Kind Of Man Is This
- Ad libitum Blues

rec. October 9, 1967 at WDR TV in Cologne, Germany
Little Walter, voc, hca; Hound Dog Taylor, g; Dillard Crume, b; Odie Payne, dr
Koko Taylor, voc; Little Walter, hca; Hound Dog Taylor, g; Dillard Crume, b; Odie Payne, dr
Bukka White, voc, g
Skip James, voc, g
Son House, voc, g
Sonny Terry, voc, hca; Brownie McGhee, voc, g, kazoo
Hound Dog Taylor, voc, g; Little Walter, hca; Dillard Crume, b; Odie Payne, dr
presentation: Siegfried Schmidt-Joos; director: Hanno Brühl

The Video 2: American Folk Blues Festival 1968

The Video 3: American Folk Blues Festival 1969

1967 AFBF ensemble (part of it): Koko Taylor, Sonny Terry, Odie Payne, Little Walter; source: Les Génies du Blues, Volume 4.- Paris (Editions Atlas) 1993, p. 144; photographer: Jean-Pierre Leloir; source: Les Génies du Blues, Volume 4.- Paris (Editions Atlas) 1992, p. 144; photographer: Jean-Pierre Leloir; click to enlarge !
1967 AFBF ensemble (part of it): Koko Taylor, Sonny Terry, Odie Payne, Little Walter

source: Les Génies du Blues, Volume 4.- Paris (Editions Atlas) 1993, p. 144; photographer: Jean-Pierre Leloir


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Fontana 885 433 TY
(Germany 1968)

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= Optimism LR CD-2070
(US 1990)

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= Bellaphon/L+R CDLR
42070 (Germany 1998)

4 CD set
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(=) Bellaphon / L+R
CDLR 726222 (EU 2002)
"American Folk Blues Festival 1965/1966/
1967/1969"

 

notes by Rob Bowman



Hip-O CD B0003224-02
(US 2004) "The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1969 Vol. 2"

Hip-O Records DVD JHAM0263DVD (US 2004); click to enlarge !


Hip-O Records DVD JHAM0263DVD (US 2004) "The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1969 Vol. 3"

 

Tropical DVD 68.364 (Germany 2008); click to enlarge !

Tropical DVD 68.364 (Germany 2008); click to enlarge !
Tropical DVD 68.364
(Germany 2008)
"Legends of the American
Folk Blues Festivals 1967, 1968 & 1969"

 
1968
 

1968

1968

1968

1968

1968
American Folk Blues Festival '68

tour schedule

arrivel & 1st concert obviously has been postponed from originally 2nd (as printed on poster) to 7th October (notice the overprint on ticket)
07.10.     arrival; Frankfurt a.M., Messehalleclick to enlarge !
08.10.     Stockholm
09.10.     Lund or Göteborg
10.10.     Copenhagen, Tivoli Koncerthal
11.10.     Antwerpen or Groningen
12.10.     20:00 Den Haag
12.10.     24:00 Amsterdam
13.10.     Berlin or Bruxelles
14.10.     Cologne, WDR, Studio L (German TV)
15.10.     Lünen, Hilpert-Theater
16.10.     Zürich
17.10.     Barcelona, Palacio de la Musica
18.10.     Genf
19.10.     Lyon
20.10.     Paris
21.10.     ?
22.10.     London, BBC TV
23.10.     Glasgow
24.10.     Hammersmith
25.10.     ?
26.10.     Manchester
27.10.     Leicester
28.10.     Birmingham
29.10.     Bristol
30.10.     Croydon
31.10.     ?
01.11.     Sheffield
02.11.     Newcastle ?
03.11.     Newcastle
04.11.     ?
05.11.     flight back ?

Tropical DVD 68.364 (Germany 2008)
Legends of the American Folk Blues Festivals 1967, 1968 & 1969

The Video 1: American Folk Blues Festival 1967

The Video 2: American Folk Blues Festival 1968
John Lee Hooker - Serves Me Right To Suffer
Eddie Taylor Band feat. T-Bone Walker feat. J.L. Hooker - Maudy
Eddie Taylor Band feat. T-Bone Walker feat. J.L. Hooker - Boom Boom
Big Joe Williams - Cryin' Shame
Big Joe Williams - Baby Please Don't Go
Big Walter Horton - Juke
Jimmy Reed - Big Boss Man
Curtis Jones - Cherie
T-Bone Walker feat. Taylor Band feat. J.L. Hooker - Stormy Monday Blues
T-Bone Walker feat. Taylor Band feat. J.L. Hooker - I Wonder Why
T-Bone Walker feat. Taylor Band feat. J.L. Hooker - Shake It Baby

The Video 3: American Folk Blues Festival 1969

1968 AFBF ensemble: Big Joe Williams, Walter Horton, Jimmy Reed, J.C. Lewis (aka Jesse Green), Jerome Arnold, Curtis Jones, Al Smith, John Lee Hooker, Eddie Taylor; photographer: ; source: ; photographer: Willy Leiser; click to enlarge !
1968 AFBF ensemble: Big Joe Williams, Walter Horton, Jimmy Reed, J.C. Lewis (aka Jesse Green), Jerome Arnold, Curtis Jones, Al Smith, John Lee Hooker, Eddie Taylor

source: ; photographer: Willy Leiser

Participating artists:

Jimmy Reed, voc, g
John Lee Hooker, voc, g
T-Bone Walker, voc, p, g
Big Joe Williams, voc, g
Curtis Jones, voc, p
Eddie Taylor, voc, g
Big Walter "Shakey" Horton, voc, hca
Jerome Arnold, b
J.C. Lewis, dr

Gerard Herzhaft 2015: "Apparently, AFBF 1968 was recorded for a planned LP as usual. But following a disagreement - to say the least - between Lippman-Rau and Al Smith who MC'd the show that featured a lot of 'his' Bluesway artists, the tapes were taken by Smith for issuing it on Bluesway in the USA. Unfortunately, nothing ever happened. I'm pretty sure that those tapes were still laying in some vaults when Al Smith died. Where are they now?"

more info (radio program Søndag 68.10.20. from Tivolis Koncerthal, København, 68.10.10)
more info




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Tropical DVD 68.364 (Germany 2008); click to enlarge !
Tropical DVD 68.364
(Germany 2008)
"Legends of the American
Folk Blues Festivals 1967, 1968 & 1969"

 
1969
 

1969

1969

1969

1969

1969

1969

1969

1969

1969
American Folk Blues Festival '69
Live! At Royal Albert Hall London


tour schedule

03.10.     day of arrival ?
03.10.     London Royal Albert Hall (Scout Sc-6 = CBS S 63912)
04.10.     London (BBC TV) or Aarhus ?
05.10.     Oslo or Copenhagen ?
06.10.     Stockholm ?
07.10.     Oslo ?
08.10.     Copenhagen ?
09.10.     Helsinki or Stockholm ?
10.10.     Lund
11.10.     Hamburg (Musikhalle, Großer Saal)
12.10.     Göteborg ?
13.10.     ?
14.10.     Frankfurt (Messelhalle ?)
15.10.     Wien, Konzerthaus
16.10.     Stuttgart (Liederhalle ?)
17.10.     Lünen, Heinz-Hilpert-Theater
18.10.     Bruxelles (prob. German TV Südwestfunk Baden-Baden ? #)
19.10.     Paris
20.10.     Berlin, Philharmonie
21.10.     Strasbourg
22.10.     Zürich ?
23.10.     Stuttgart (Alex Moore LP Arhoolie F1048)
23.10.     München, Deutsches Museum
24.10.     Lyon
25.10.     Genf (prob. German TV Südwestfunk Baden-Baden ? #)
25.10.     return flight ?

# A tour-documentary on 16mm film by Hanno Brühl, filmed on tour in Germany (duration: 56:10)
The Famous Lippmann + Rau Festivals Vol. 3: "Legends of The American Folk Blues Festival"
1. American Folk Blues Festival 1967, 53:56
2. American Folk Blues Festival 1968, 55:37
3. American Folk Blues Festival 1969, 53:50
Tropical Music 2009 ("tour dates" on p. 39 of 56 pages booklet)
1. Magic Sam - All My Love
2. Earl Hooker - Walking The Floor Over You
3. Juke Boy Bonner - Going Back To The Country
4. Clifton & Cleveland Chenier - You Got Me Walking On The Floor
5. John Jackson - You Ain't No Woman
6. Earl Hooker - Off The Hook
7. John Jackson - John Henry
8. Earl Hooker backstage - Rocket 88
9. Alex Moore - Whistling Alex Moore Blues
10. Clifton & Cleveland Chenier - Zydeco Et Pas Sale
11. Magic Sam - All My Love Part. 2
12. Carey Bell - Love Ain't A Play Thing

source:
dates kindly provided by Fritz Marschall via Klaus Kilian

Scout Sc-6 (Germany 1969)
= CBS S 63912 (US 1969)
= Bellaphon / L+R CD 42.071 (Germany 1991)
(=) Bellaphon / L+R CDLR 726222 (EU 2002)
American Folk Blues Festival '69

Juke Boy Bonner
- Jumpin' With Juke Boy   @ Spotify
Earl Hooker
- Going Up And Down   @ youtube   @ Spotify
Carey Bell
- Rocking With Chromanica / I Feel Bad, Bad, Bad   @ youtube   @ Spotify
Juke Boy Bonner
- Running Shoes   @ Spotify
John Jackson
- Poor Boy   @ Spotify
Clifton Chenier
- Zydeco Et Pas Sale   @ Spotify

Earl Hooker
- Blue Shadows Fall   @ youtube   @ Spotify
Clifton Chenier
- Wrap It Up   @ Spotify
Magic Sam
- Easy Baby (3:24)   @ Spotify
- Looking Good (2:06)   @ Spotify
Whistling Alex Moore
- Across The Atlantic Ocean   @ Spotify
John Jackson
- John Jackson Breakdown (instr)   @ Spotify



originally unissued tracks from same appearance:
Earl Hooker
- Walking The Floor Over You / Steel Guitar Rag (HCO 2010) # [CBS LP 52796]
- Walking The Floor Over You / Off The Hook # [Hip-O CD B0003224-02]
Magic Sam
- Sweet Home Chicago
- All You Love [Hip-O CD B0003224-02, Hip-O DVD B0000751-09]
- Every Night About This Time
- I Feel So Good (I Wanna Boogie) [aka "Magic Sam's Boogie", Hip-O DVD B0000751-09]



rec. October 3, 1969 at Royal Albert Hall, London, UK; prod. & presented by Lippmann + Rau in cooperation with Chris Strachwitz

Juke Boy Bonner, voc, hca, g
Earl Hooker, voc, g; Carey Bell, hca; Mack Thompson, b; Robert St. Julien, dr
# Earl Hooker, voc, g; Mack Thompson, b; Robert St. Julien, dr
Carey Bell, voc, hca; Earl Hooker, g; Mack Thompson, b; Robert St. Julien, dr
John Jackson, voc, g
Clifton Chenier, voc, acc; Cleveland Chenier, washb; Robert St. Julien, dr
Magic Sam, voc, g; Mack Thompson, b; Robert St. Julien, dr
Whistling Alex Moore, voc, p, whistling

back cover photo by Valerie Wilmer

Tropical DVD 68.364 (Germany 2008)
Legends of the American Folk Blues Festivals 1967, 1968 & 1969

The Video 1: American Folk Blues Festival 1967

The Video 2: American Folk Blues Festival 1968

The Video 3: American Folk Blues Festival 1969 on Tour
A tour-documentary on 16mm film by Hanno Brühl, filmed on tour in Germany

Magic Sam - All My Love
Earl Hooker (backstage) - Walking The Floor Over You
Juke Boy Bonner - Going Back To The Country
Clifton & Cleveland Chenier - You Got Me Walking On The Floor
John Jackson - You Ain't No Woman
Earl Hooker - Off The Hook
John Jackson - John Henry
Earl Hooker - Rocket 88
Alex Moore - Whistling Alex Moore Blues
Clifton & Cleveland Chenier - Zydeco Et Pas Sale
Magic Sam - All My Love / Pt. 2
Carey Bell - Love Ain't A Play Thing

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1969 AFBF ensemble (l to r): Mac Thompson, Earl Hooker, Clifton Chenier, Juke Boy Bonner, Cleveland Chenier, Magic Sam, Carey Bell, 'Whistling' Alex Moore, John Jackson, Robert St. Judy Julien
source: Blues Unlimited 130 (1978), p. 24; photographer: Chris Strachwitz

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1969 AFBF ensemble (l to r) (standing): Earl Hooker, Cleveland Chenier, Magic Sam, Carey Bell, John Jackson, Robert St. Judy Julien, Willy Leiser (headlocked, almost invisible); (kneeling): Juke Boy Bonner, Clifton Chenier, Mac Thompson, 'Whistling' Alex Moore
source: back cover of Arhoolie 1048 "Alex Moore in Europe"; photographer: Chris Strachwitz

notes by Paul Oliver







Scout Sc-6 (Germany 1969)

Scout discography

notes by Paul Oliver
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= CBS S 63912 (US 1969)

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= Optimism LR CD-2071
(US 198?)

click to enlarge !
= Bellaphon/L+R CD 42.071
(Germany 1991)

4 CD set
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(=) Bellaphon / L+R
CDLR 726222 (EU 2002)
"American Folk Blues Festival 1965/1966/
1967/1969"

 

Tropical DVD 68.364 (Germany 2008); click to enlarge !
Tropical DVD 68.364
(Germany 2008)
"Legends of the American
Folk Blues Festivals 1967, 1968 & 1969"

 
1970
 

1970

1970

1970

1970
American Folk Blues Festival '70

tour schedule

25.10.     arrival
26.10.     Lünen, Hilpert-Theater
27.10.     Köln, Sartory-Festsaal ("Jazzwoche")
28.10.     Hamburg
29.10.     Hammersmith
30.10.     Bornemouth
31.10.     Manchester
01.11.     Leicester
02.11.     Helsinki
03.11.     Stockholm, Konserthus
04.11.     Göteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden
05.11.     Lund
06.11.     Aarhus
07.11.     Copenhagen
08.11.     Berlin, "Jazztage"
09.11.     Paris
10.11.     Lyon
11.11.     Basel
12.11.     Zürich
13.11.     Genf
14.11.     München, Zirkus Krone
15.11.     Wien
16.11.     Frankfurt a.M., Jahrhunderthalle (rec. Scout Sc-7)
17.11.     Bristol, Colston Hall
18.11.     Chatham, Central Hall
19.11.     Hemel Hampstead, Pavillon
20.11.     Darlington, Civic Theatre
21.11.     Boston, Glyderdome
22.11.     Sunderland, Empire Theatre
23.11.     Southport, Floral Hall
24.11.     Birmingham, Town Hall
25.11.     Croydon, Fairfield Hall
26.11.     flight back
"Big City Blues"
27.11.-02.12.     ?
03.12.     Darmstadt, Otto-Berndt-Halle
04.12.-???     ?

??.??.     Uppsala, Universitets Aula


inner gatefold of Scout SC-7

Chicago Blues All Stars
- Introduction
Shakey Horton
- Hard Hearted Woman
- That Ain't It
Bukka White
- Maggie Lee
- World Boogie

Bukka White
- Old Lady
Champion Jack Dupree
- School Day *
- Going To Louisiana
- Blues Before Sunrise


Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
- Hootin' The Blues
- Back Water Blues
- Walk On
- When I Was Drinking

Lee Jackson
- Juanita
- Came Home This Morning *
Lafayette Leak [sic]
- After Hours
Willie Dixon
- Crazy For My Baby
- Sittin' And Cryin' The Blues

* not on CD-2021

rec. "Life" [sic] November 16th, 1970 at Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt-Hoechst, Germany
DLP
notes by Horst Lippmann



Scout Sc-7 (197?)

DLP
notes by Horst Lippmann
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= L+R 42.021 (1980)

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= L+R LR CD-2021 (1989)

 
1972
 

1972

1972

1972

1972

1972
American Folk Blues Festival '72

tour schedule March 1972

02.03.     arrival
03.03.     Paris, Salle Pleyel
until
18.03.     Rotterdam
until
27.03.     Stockholm
28.03.     flight back

tour schedule October 1972
09.10.     London, Rainbow Hall
10.10.    
until
31.10.     flight back

 

Bukka White
- I'm Gettin' Ready
- World Boogie *
- Aberdeen Blues
Big Joe Williams
- My Baby Is Gone
- My Boots & Shoes
- Louise *
Robert Pete Williams
- Look Here Woman

Roosevelt Sykes
- Driving Wheel *
- Sweet Home Chicago
- Boot That Thing *
Memphis Slim
- Baby Please Come Home *
- Lonesome Traveller
- Boogin' And Bluesin'
Johnny Young, W.D.Kent, Billy Davenport
- Instrumental Boogie


Big Mama Thornton
- Tell Me Baby
- Ball In (!) Chain
T-Bone Walker
- Shake It Baby
- Goin' Back To Church

Jimmy Rogers & Whispering Smith
- Chicago Bound *
- Tricky Woman
Lightnin' Slim & Whispering Smith
- Winter Time Blues
Jimmy Dawkins Chicago Blues Band
- Don't Ever Leave Me
- Got My Mojo Workin'

* not on CD

rec. March 16, 1972 at Hilpert Theatre, Lünen, Germany, and October 26, 1972 at Circus-Krone-Bau, München, Germany

DLP     notes by
Siegfried Schmidt-Joos
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Atlantic 60036 (1973)
The 10th American Folk
Blues Festival Blues
Giants - Rock Creators

DLP
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= L+R 42.018

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(=) L+R CDLS-2018

L+R discography

 
1980
 

1980

1980

1980

1980

1980

1980
American Folk Blues Festival '80

tour schedule

15.04.     Frankfurt, Jahrhunderthalle
16.04.     Zürich, Volkshaus
17.04.     Stuttgart, Liederhalle
18.04.     Tübingen, Festsaal
19.04.     München, Deutsches Museumclick to enlarge !
20.04.     Saarbrücken, Kongresshalle   @ youtube
21.04.     Mainz, Rheingoldhalle
22.04.     Mannheim, Mozartsaal
23.04.     Karlsruhe, Stadthalle
24.04.     Regensburg, Audimax
25.04.     Wien, Konzerthaus
26.04.     Linz, Brucknerhaus
27.04.     Nürnberg, Meistersingerhalle
28.04.     Kassel, Stadthalle
29.04.     Berlin, ICC
30.04.     Münster, Halle Münsterland
01.05. 07.05.     Düsseldorf, Philipshalleclick to enlarge !
05.05.     Hamburg, CCH
06.05.     Hannover, Kuppelsaal
07.05. [?]     Bremerhaven, Stadthalle
08.05.     Braunschweig, Stadthalle
09.05.     Kiel, Im Schloss

source: Posters and tickets depicted on the right

UK? France? Scandinavia?

participating artists:

Louisiana Red, voc, g, dobro
Willie Mabon, voc, p
Hubert Sumlin, voc, g
Eddie Taylor, voc, g
Joseph "Washboard Doc", washboard
Cab Lucky, g, voc
John "Flash" Whitner, voc, washtub b, humazoo
Eunice Davis, voc
Sunnyland Slim, voc, p
Carey Bell, voc, hca
Robert Stroger, b
Odie Payne, dr

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(in the background:) Robert Stroger, Eunice Davis, Eddie Taylor, Hubert Sumlin, Louisiana Red, Carey Bell, Cab Lucky
(in the foreground:) Sunnyland Slim, Willie Mabon, Washboard Doc, "Flash", Odie Payne
source: Back cover of L+R LP 42.013; photographer: most likely Norbert Hess

American Folk Blues Festival '80
L+R DLP 42.013 (Germany 1980)
Optimism CD LR CD-2013 (US 1991)
Bellaphon / L+R CD CDLS 42013 (Germany 1998)
Bellaphon / L+R CD CDLR 726123 (EU 2002)

LP 1:
Louisiana Redclick to enlarge !
- Pretty Woman #   @ Spotify
- I Wonder Who #   @ Spotify
- Lonesome Train #   @ Spotify
- Tribute To Mama Spivey # °°   @ youtube
Willie Mabon
- Mabon's Boogie *   @ Spotify
- I Don't Know *   @ Spotify

Washboard Doc, Lucky & Flash
- Shake, Rattle And Roll ||   @ Spotify
Eunice Davis
- Rock Little Daddy []   @ Spotify
Washboard Doc, Lucky & Flash
- Flip, Flop And Fly || [Saarbrücken]   @ Spotify
Hubert Sumlin & Carey Bell
- Gamblin' Woman //   @ Spotify
- I Got A Little Thing They Call The Swing // [Saarbrücken]   @ Spotify


LP 2:
Carey Bellclick to enlarge !
- One Day I Get Lucky \\   @ Spotify
- Nineteen Years Old \\   @ Spotify
- What My Mama Told Me \\   @ Spotify
Sunnyland Slim
- Everytime I Get To Drinking §   @ Spotify

Sunnyland Slim
- Sunnyland's New Orleans Boogie §   @ Spotify
Eddie Taylor
- Dust My Broom $ [Saarbrücken]   @ Spotify
- There'll Be A Day $   @ Spotify
Louisiana Red
- Labour Blues ##   @ Spotify
- Thirty Dirty Women # °°   @ youtube

°° not on CD releases

rec. April 20 in Saarbrücken, April 22 in Mannheim, May 5 in Hamburg and May 7 in Düsseldorf, Germany
# Louisiana Red, voc, g
* Willie Mabon, voc, p; Hubert Sumlin, g; Eddie Taylor, g; Robert Stroger, b; Odie Payne, dr
|| Joseph "Washboard Doc", washboard; Cab Lucky, g, voc; John "Flash" Whitner, washtub b, humazoo, voc; Louisiana Red, dobro
[] Eunice Davis, voc; Sunnyland Slim, p
// Hubert Sumlin, voc, g; Carey Bell, hca; Eddie Taylor, g \\ Carey Bell, voc, hca; Hubert Sumlin, g; Eddie Taylor, g; Robert Stroger, b; Odie Payne, dr
§ Sunnyland Slim, voc, p; Carey Bell, hca; Hubert Sumlin, Eddie Taylor, g; Robert Stroger, b; Odie Payne, dr
$ Eddie Taylor, voc, g; Carey Bell, hca; Hubert Sumlin, g; Robert Stroger, b; Odie Payne, dr
## Louisiana Red, voc, g; Carey Bell, hca; Sunnyland Slim, p; Hubert Sumlin, g; Robert Stroger, b; Odie Payne, dr

photos by Ulla Reimer, Gerd Scheffler and Norbert Hess

Willie Mabon discographyHubert Sumlin discography

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American Folk Blues Festival '80
Youtube Video (audio only!)



Louisiana Red
- Introduction
- New York Blues (0:30)
- I Wonder Who (3:50)
- I'm In Trouble (6:10)
- Smoke Marijuana (10:00)
Willie Mabon
- Introduction (12:10)
- Hey Girl (13:35)
- Little Red Rooster (18:50)
- I'm Mad (26:20)
- Moanin' Blues (31:05)
- Shake That Thing (38:00)
- Mabon's Boogie (42:40)
Washboard Doc, Lucky & Flash with Louisiana Red
- Introduction (45:00)
- Goin' Louisiana (46:30)
- Driftin' Blues (50:20)
- Pretty Mama (53:30)   @ youtube (live footage!)
- Flip, Flop & Fly (omitted, on L+R 42.013)
Eunice Davis with Sunnyland Slim & Washboard Doc, Lucky & Flash
- Introduction (56:30)
- Girlish Days (57:40)   @ youtube (live footage!)
- Detroit Mama (1:02:00)   @ youtube (live footage!)
- Rock Little Daddy (1:05:40)
Hubert Sumlin, Carey Bell & Eddie Taylor
- Introduction (1:08:45)
- Gamblin' Woman (1:09:20)   @ youtube (live footage!)
- My Baby's Fine (1:12:55)
- Little Girl (1:16:35)   @ youtube (live footage!)
- Got A Little Thing They Call It Swing (omitted, on L+R 42.013)
Carey Bell, Hubert Sumlin & Eddie Taylor with Robert Stroger & Odie Payne
- Introduction (1:21:30)
- One Day I Get Lucky (1:22:25)
- Hoochie Coochie Man (1:28:20)
- What My Mama Told Me (1:33:00)
The combined Blues Bands of Sunnyland Slim & Eddie Taylor
- Introduction (1:38:10)
- Sunnyland's New Orleans Boogie (1:38:35)
- Got To Get To My Baby (1:43:15)
- My Baby Drinks Wine (actually "She's Got A Thing Goin' On") (1:46:10)
The combined Blues Bands of Sunnyland Slim & Eddie Taylor
- Announcement (1:50:10)
- Dust My Broom (omitted, on L+R 42.013)
- My Baby Is Going Away ("When My Baby Walked Away"?) (1:50:35)
- Big Boss Man (1:54:30)
Robert Stroger & Odie Payne
- Introduction (1:58:20)
- How Do You Do (2:00:00)
- Odie Payne's Blues Drum Special (2:03:35)
Louisiana Red & Sunnyland Slim's Band
- Introduction (2:23:40)
- Everyday I Have The Blues (2:24:10)
- Sweet Home Chicago (2:25:40)

rec. April 20 at Kongresshalle Saarbrücken, Germany

American Folk Blues Festival '80
Youtube Videos (live footage!)
- One Day (Carey Bell)
- Little Red Rooster (Willie Mabon)
- I'm Mad (Willie Mabon)
- Tell Me Pretty Woman (Washboard Doc)
- Didn't Know Better (Eunice Davis)
- Ain't Got A Dime To My Name (Eunice Davis)
- Gamblin' Woman (Hubert Sumlin, Eddie Taylor, Carey Bell)
- I've Been So Nice To You (Hubert Sumlin, Eddie Taylor, Carey Bell)
- What Do The Poor Boy Do (Carey Bell)
- New York City (Lousiana Red)
- Ma Spivey (Louisiana Red)
- Please Mr. Carter (Louisiana Red)
- She's Got A Thing Going On (Sunnyland Slim)
- Finale (Complete line-up)

Ein Film von Hans-Jürgen Kliebenstein; Running time: 58 min. approx.

Willie Mabon
- I'm Mad   @ youtube


Washboard Doc, Lucky & Flash with Louisiana Red
- Pretty Mama   @ youtube
Eunice Davis with Sunnyland Slim & Washboard Doc, Lucky & Flash
- Girlish Days   @ youtube
- Detroit Mama   @ youtube
Hubert Sumlin, Carey Bell & Eddie Taylor
- Gamblin' Woman   @ youtube
- Little Girl   @ youtube


Carey Bell
- One Day I Get Lucky   @ youtube


Carey Bell
- What My Mama Told Me   @ youtube


rec. ?? at ??, Germany


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L+R 42.013
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(US 1991)

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(=) Bellaphon CDLS 42013
(Germany 1998)

4 CD box
notes by Ulfert Goemann
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CDLR 726123 (EU 2002)
"American Folk Blues Festival 1970/1972/1980/
1981"

L+R discography

 
1981
 

1981

1981

1981

1981
American Folk Blues Festival '81

tour schedule

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1981 AFBF ensemble; Zürich, Switzerland, March 13, 1981
(l to r): Odie Payne, John Cephas, Sunnyland Slim, Margie Evans, Phil Wiggins, Bob Stroger, Carey Bell, Lurrie Bell, Louisiana Red, Hubert Sumlin
source: Blues Forum 3 (1981), p. 20; photographer: George Tanner

Bowling Green John & Harmonica Phil Wiggins
- Bowlin' Green Rag
- Bye Bye Baby
- Last Fair Deal
- Richmond Blues *
Sunnyland Slim
- One Room Country Shack

Sunnyland Slim
- Tin Pan Alley
- Dust My Broom
Louisiana Red + Hubert Sumlin
- Woodchopping Blues
Hubert Sumlin
- I Love
- Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky


Lurrie Bell
- I Need You So Bad
- Man And The Blues
Carey Bell
- Walking Through The Park *

Margie Evans
- 29 Ways
- Trouble Trouble
- Hound Dog
all participating artists
- Next Time I See You

* not on CD-2022

rec. March 10, 1981 at the Konzertaula, Kamen, Germany and March 17, 1981 at the Siegerlandhalle, Siegen, Germany

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= L+R 42.022
"Blaupunkt presents ..."

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ad on back cover of
Blues Forum Nr. 2/1981

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1982
 

1982

1982

1982
American Folk Blues Festival
Blues Live '82


tour schedule

15.11.     Frankfurt a.M., Palmengarten (rec. L+R 42.052)
24.11.     Siegen, Siegerlandhalle (rec. L+R 42.052)

 

James "Son" Thomas
- Beefsteak Blues
- Catfish Blues
Archie Edwards
- How Long Blues
- That Won't Do
- Take Me Back Baby
Bowling Green John Cephas & Harmonica Phil Wiggins
- Big Boss Man

Bowling Green John Cephas & Harmonica Phil Wiggins
- Burn Your Bridges
- Worried Man Blues *
Lurrie Bell & Billy Branch
- Detroit, Michigan
- Tribute To Little Walter


Bowling Green John Cephas & Harmonica Phil Wiggins
- Running And Hiding
James "Son" Thomas
- Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
- Standing At The Crossroads *
- Stormy Moonday Blues
Carey Bell
- Goin' On Main Street

Carey Bell
- Blues Harp By Three
Margie Evans
- That Dirty Black Rat
- Sometimes I'll Be Gone
- Bye Bye Baby

* not on CD

rec. November 15, 1982 at Palmengarten, Frankfurt a. M., Germany and November 24, 1982 at the Siegerlandhalle, Siegen, Germany
photos by Axel Küstner

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DLP
notes by
Siegfried A. Christmann
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L+R 42.052 (1983)

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(=) L+R CD 42.052 (1991)


reissued on Bellaphon
CDLR 726024 (2002)
3-CD-Box
American Folk Blues
Festival 1982/1983/1985

1982American Folk Blues Festival '82

Lurrie Bell & Billy Branch
- Breaking Up Somebody's Home (6:53)
Margie Evans & Carey Bell
- Oh Lawdy Lord (5:25) [= It Hurts Me Too]
Harmonica Phil Wiggins, Carey Bell, Billy Branch
- Tribute To Little Walter (7:28)   @ youtube
James 'Son' Thomas
- Catfish Blues (3:27)

Chicago's Young Blues Generation & J. W. Williams
- Sweet Little Angel (4:55)
Archie Edwards
- The Road Is Rough And Rocky (3:28)
Carey Bell & Lurrie Bell
- Easy To Love (8:18)
Bowling Green John Cephas & Harmonica Phil Wiggins
- Last Fair Deal (4:27)   @ youtube

rec. November 6, 1982 at Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach-Konzerthalle, Frankfurt/Oder, GDR; prod by Horst Jurczok of Berliner Rundfunk, Redaktion: Jürgen Lahrtz
photos by Otto Sill
notes by Herbert Flügge







Amiga 8 56 016 (GDR)
1982American Folk Blues Festival '82
Sons Of The Blues - Live '82


- Never Make Your Move Too Soon *
- Did You Ever Love A Woman #
- Eyesight To The Blind #

- Sweet Little Angel *
- My Kind Of Woman []
- Reconsider Baby *

# rec. November 6, 1982 at Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Konzerthalle in Frankfurt/ Oder, GDR; prod by Walter Bartel of Berliner Rundfunk for DT 64 Youth Concert, directed by Reinhard Wolter
* rec. November 15, 1982 at Palmengarten, Frankfurt am Main, FRG
[] rec. November 27, 1982 at Auditorium de Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Lurrie Bell, el g, voc; Billy Branch, hca, voc; Elisha Murray, el g; J. W. Williams, el b, voc; Mose Rutues, dr
notes by Horst Lippmann
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L+R CD 42.053

1982American Folk Blues Festival 1982
Program and LP Album with all participating artists

James 'Son' Thomas
- Cairo Blues
Archie Edwards
- The Road Is Rough And Rocky
Bowling Green & John Cephas
- Bye Bye Baby
Carey Bell & Billy Brach
- Tribute To Big Walter

Lurrie Bell & Billy Brach
- The Train I Ride
Carey Bell's Blues Harp Band
- Goin' On Main Street
Margie Evans, Cash McCall et al.
- Mistreated Woman

tracks from other L+R LPs, unissued tracks, and demo recordings

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1983
 

1983

1983

1983

1983

1983

1983

1983

1983

1983

1983
American Folk Blues Festival '83

tour schedule

27.10.     Mannheim, Capitol
28.10.     Stuttgart, Liederhalle
29.10.     Tübingen, Mensa Morgenstelle
30.10.     Frankfurt a.M., Volksbildungsheim (rec. L+R 42.063)
31.10.     Basel, Stadtcasino
01.11.     Zürich, Volkshaus
02.11.     Mainz, Elzer Hof
03.11.     Bochum, Zeche (rel. DVD)
04.11.     Hannover, Leine Domizil
05.11.     Hamburg, Markthalle
06.11.     Berlin (West), Quartier Latin
07.11.     Berlin (West), Quartier Latin
09.11.     Kiel, Räucherei
10.11.     Hannover, Leine Domizil
11.11.     Würzburg, Music Hall
12.11.     München, Zirkus Krone
13.11.     Nürnberg, Klein Meistersingerhalle
14.11.     Dresden (GDR), Kulturpalast
15.11.     Kamen, Aula
16.11.     Kleve, Stadthalle
17.11.     Münster, Jovel Cinema
18.11.     Amsterdam, Paradiso

source: L+R 50.002

 

L+R 50.002 (Germany 1983)
Bellaphon CDLR 711525 (Germany 2008)
American Folk Blues Festival '83
In Memoriam Muddy Waters

Louisiana Red & His Chicago Blues Friends
- Louisiana Hot Sauce [unissued track from L+R 42.055 session]
"Sparky" Rucker
- Black Snake Moan [Spivey LP 1017]
Louisiana Red & His Chicago Blues Friends
- Future Blues [unissued track from L+R 42.055 session]
Larry Johnson
- Confusion [unissued track from L+R 42.046 session]
Larry Johnson & Nat Riddles
- I Got The Blues [unissued track from L+R 42.046 session]

Lonnie Pitchford
- Johnny Stole An Apple [L+R 42.046]
Louisiana Red & Carey Bell
- Delta Fish Market Blues [unissued track from L+R 42.061 session]
Lovie Lee
- Mine To Ramble [previously unissued]
- Lovie Lee's Boogie [previously unissued]
Queen Sylvia's Blues Band
- You Treat Me So Mean [unissued track from L+R 42.057 session]

tracks from other (L+R) LPs, and unissued tracks

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L+R 42.063 (Germany 1984)
American Folk Blues Festival Live '83

LP 1:
James "Sparky" Rucker
- Rock Me Baby
- Here Rattler Here °°
- Crossroads
- Come On In My Kitchen °°
Larry Johnson
- Midnight Hour
- That's The Wrong Woman

Louisiana Red & His Chicago Blues Friends
- Red's Tribute To Muddy Waters
- Boy From Black Bayou
- Gold Tail Bird °°
- She Is Worse


LP 2:
Lonnie Pitchford
- One-String Boogie
- My Baby Walked Away
- C.C. Rider
- Why I Sing The Blues °°
Louisiana Red & Carey Bell
- When I Lay Down To Rest
- Who's Louisiana Red
- Reagan Is For The Rich Man

Lovie Lee & Band
- Flip, Flop, And Fly
- Mind To Ramble
- Iko-Iko
Queen Sylvia & Friends
- I Love You
- Baby, What Do I Do
- New York Bound °°

°° not on CD

rec. October 30th, 1983, at Volksbildungsheim, Frankfurt a. M., and November 11th, 1983 at Music Hall, Würzburg

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Zeche Bochum, DVD
American Folk Blues Festival '83@ youtube

0:00 Louisiana Red & His Chicago Blues Friends - No Future   @ youtube
5:13 Carey Bell - She's Worse   @ youtube
8:37 Sparky Rucker - Kind Hearted Woman   @ youtube
12:50 Lovie Lee Band - Flip,Flop & Fly   @ youtube
14:35 Lovie Lee Band - Caldonia   @ youtube
16:32 Charles "Honey Boy" Otis - Iko Iko   @ youtube
20:05 Lonnie Pitchford - Why I Sing The Blues   @ youtube
22:50 Lonnie Pitchford - One String Boogie   @ youtube
25:23 Louisiana Red & Carey Bell - Reagan Is For The Rich Man   @ youtube
28:52 Larry Johnson - Midnight Hour   @ youtube
33:23 Queen Sylvia Embry - New York Bound   @ youtube
38:55 Queen Sylvia Embry - Jam all together   @ youtube

participating artists:

James 'Sparky' Rucker, voc, g
Larry Johnson, voc, g
Louisiana Red, voc, g
Lonnie Pitchford, voc, g, b
Carey Bell, voc, hca
Lovie Lee, voc, p
Jimmy Rogers, voc, g
Queen Sylvia Embry, voc, b
Charles 'Honey Boy' Otis, voc, dr

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1983 AFBF ensemble; Munich, Germany, Circus Krone, November 12, 1983
(l to r): Jimmy Rogers, Lonnie Pitchford, Lovie Lee, Queen Sylvia, Sparky Rucker,
Louisiana Red, Charles 'Honey Boy' Otis; (front): Larry Johnson, Carey Bell
source: Blues Forum 12 (1983), p. 27; photographer: Norbert Hess

 

 

links:
Lothar Dornieden's "Gig-Photos"


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= Bellaphon CDLR 711525
(Germany 2008)

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1985
 

1985

1985

1985

1985

1985

1985

1985

1985
American Folk Blues Festival '85

tour schedule

12.10.     Oberlahnstein, SWF Hörfunk
13.10.     Stuttgart, Theaterhaus
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17.10.     Bochum, Zeche
18.10.     Kleve, Stadthalle
19.10.     Hamburg, Markthalle
20.10.     Osnabrück, Stadthalle
21.10.     Hannover, Ballroom Blitz
22.10.     Frankfurt, Volksbildungsheim (rec. L+R 42.065)
23.10.     Mannheim, Capitol (rec. L+R 42.065)
24.10.     Köln, Alter Wartesaal, Hbf
25.10.     Berlin (West), Quartier Latin
27.10.     Berlin (GDR), Metropoltheater
28.10.     Karlsruhe, Konzerthaus
29.10.     Freiburg, Paulussaal
30.10.     Zürich, Volkshaus
31.10.     Basel-Muttenz, Kongresszentrum Hotel Mittenza

 

L+R 50.003 (Germany 1985)
= Bellaphon CDLR 711426 (Germany 2008)
American Folk Blues Festival '85

James Sparky Rucker
- Babylon Blues [L+R 42.062]   @ Spotify
- Here Rattler Here [L+R 42.063]   @ Spotify
Cash Mc Call
- No More Doggin' [L+R 42.058]   @ Spotify
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
- Mr. Cleanhead's Blues [unissued track from demo recording]   @ Spotify
- Kidney Stew [unissued track from demo recording]   @ Spotify

Blind Joe Hill
- Big Boss Man [unissued track from L+R 42.059 session]   @ Spotify
- I'm Travellin' [L+R 42.059]   @ Spotify
The Young Blues Thrillers
- Blues Thriller's Funk [unissued track from demo recording]   @ Spotify
James "Son" Thomas
- Standing At The Crossroads [L+R 42.048]   @ Spotify
Margie Evans
- Chilly Waters [L+R 42.060]   @ Spotify

from other L+R LPs, unissued tracks, and demo recordings

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L+R 42.065 (Germany 1986)
The American Folk Blues Festival Live '85

James "Sparky" Rucker
- Walkin' Blues   @ Spotify
Blind Joe Hill
- Fanny Mae   @ Spotify
Cash McCall & Young Blues Thrillers
- I Can't Quit You Baby   @ Spotify
James "Son" Thomas
- Smokey Mountain Blues   @ Spotify
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson & Young Blues Thrillers
- Hold It Right There   @ Spotify

Young Blues Thrillers
- From Boogie To Funk   @ Spotify
- Gettin' Closer   @ Spotify
- Young Blues Thrillers' Theme   @ Spotify
Margie Evans, Cash McCall & Young Blues Thrillers
- Two Lovers In One   @ Spotify

rec. October 22, 1985, Volksbildungsheim, Frankfurt a. M., and October. 23, 1985, Capitol, Mannheim


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= Bellaphon CDLR 711426
(Germany 2008)

 

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(Germany 1986)

notes by Horst Lippmann
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= Optimism LR CD-2065
(US 1990?)

notes by Horst Lippmann
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4 CD set; notes by
Siegfried A. Christmann
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CDLR 726024 (EU 2002)
"American Folk Blues Festival 1982/1983/
1985"

 

Evidence // L+R / Bellaphon compilations
American Folk Blues Festival '62 - '65

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Evidence 5 CD set 26200 (1995)

more info

 
Disc 1:   American Folk Blues Festival '62

- Rockin' The House (Memphis Slim)
- I Wanna See My Baby (T-Bone Walker)
- I'm In Love (T-Bone Walker)
- I'm Crazy 'Bout You Baby (Sonny Terry)
- Stewball (Memphis Slim)
- Let's Make It (John Lee Hooker)
- Shake It Baby (John Lee Hooker)
- Night Time Is The Right Time (John Lee Hooker)
- Ah 'w Baby (Shakey Jake)
- Love My Baby (Shakey Jake Harris)
- Crying At The Station (Brownie McGhee)
- Wee Baby Blues (Memphis Slim)

 
Disc 2:   American Folk Blues Festival '63   Part 1

- The Blues Is Everywhere (Memphis Slim) *
- John Henry (Memphis Slim) *
- Wish Me Well (Memphis Slim)
- Memphis Boogie (Memphis Slim) (previously unreleased) *
- My Captain (Muddy Waters) (previously unreleased) *
- Catfish Blues (Muddy Waters) *
- Blow Wind Blow (Muddy Waters) *
- My Home Is In The Delta (Muddy Waters) *
- Five Long Years (Muddy Waters)
- That's All I Want Baby (Sonny Boy Williamson) (previously unreleased) *
- Don't Misuse Me (Sonny Boy Williamson) *
- I Don't Know (Sonny Boy Williamson)
- I'm Gettin' Tired (Sonny Boy Williamson) *
- Goin' Down Slow (Otis Spann)
- Sunny Boy's Harmonica Blues (Sonny Boy Williamson)

 
Disc 3:   American Folk Blues Festival '63   Part 2

- Goin' Down Slow-Alternate Take (Otis Spann) *
- Sittin' And Cryin' The Blues (Willie Dixon)
- Grant Spivey (Victoria Spivey)
- T.B. Blues (Victoria Spivey) *
- Big Roll Blues (Big Joe Williams) *
- Back In The Bottom Blues (Big Joe Williams) *
- I Have No Friends (Big Joe Williams)
- Baby Please Don't Go (Big Joe Williams) *
- Careless Love (Lonnie Johnson) *
- C.C. Rider (Lonnie Johnson) (previously unreleased) *
- It's Too Late To Cry (Lonnie Johnson)
- Matt's Guitar Boogie (Matt 'Guitar' Murphy)
- Bye Bye Blues (Memphis Slim)

 
Disc 4:   American Folk Blues Festival '64

- I'm Trying To Make London My Home (Sonny Boy Williamson)
- Dissatisfied (Sonny Boy Williamson)
- Everytime I Get To Drinkin' (Sunnyland Slim)
- Ain't It A Pity (Lightnin' Hopkins)
- Baby Please Don't Go (Lightnin' Hopkins)
- I'm A Tearing Little Daddy (Sleepy John Estes)
- I Ain't Gonna Pick No More Cotton (John Henry Barbee)
- No Title Boogie (Hubert Sumlin)
- Slip-In Mules (Sugar Pie DeSanto)
- Dust My Broom (Howlin' Wolf)
- I Got To Cut Out (Sonny Boy Williamson) *
- Weak Brain And Narrow Mind (Willie Dixon) *
- Big Legged Woman (Willie Dixon) *
- Your Best Friend's Gone (Sleepy John Estes) *
- Baby What You Want Me To Do (Sugar Pie DeSanto) *

 
Disc 5:   American Folk Blues Festival '65

- Highway 61 (Mississippi Fred McDowell)
- Slow Down Woman (J.B. Lenoir / Big Walter "Shakey" Horton)
- Blues Harp Shuffle (Big Walter 'Shakey' Horton) *
- Christine (Big Walter "Shakey" Horton)
- Come On Back Home (Roosevelt Sykes)
- Five Long Years (Eddie Boyd)
- The Big Question (Eddie Boyd)
- Rosa Lee (Jimmie Lee Robinson)
- King Of The World (John Lee Hooker)
- Della Mae (John Lee Hooker)
- First Time I Met The Blues (Buddy Guy Guy)
- Hound Dog (Big Mama Thornton) (alternate take previously unreleased)
- My Black Name Is Ringing (Doctor Ross)
- Della Mae-Alternate Take (John Lee Hooker) *
- Hound Dog-Alternate Take (Big Mama Thornton) *
- South Side Jump (Buddy Guy) *
- If I Get Lucky (J.B. Lenoir) *
- Got A Letter This Morning (Mississippi Fred McDowell) *
- Sail On (Roosevelt Sykes)
- Farewell Baby (Doctor Ross) *

* bonus tracks

American Folk Blues Festival '62-'65: Highlights


Evidence CD 26087 (1997)

more info

- Highway 61 (Mississippi Fred McDowell)
- Baby Please Don't Go (Lightnin' Hopkins)
- Della Mae (John Lee Hooker)
- Wish Me Well (Memphis Slim)
- Five Long Years (Muddy Waters)
- Hound Dog (Big Mama Thornton)
- Dust My Broom (Howlin' Wolf)
- I'm In Love (T-Bone Walker)
- Everytime I Get To Drinkin' (Sunnyland Slim)
- First Time I Met The Blues (Buddy Guy)
- Slip-In Mules (Sugar Pie DeSanto)
- Love My Baby (Shakey Jake)
- Five Long Years (Eddie Boyd)
- Dissatisfied (Sonny Boy Williamson)
- Goin' Down Slow (Otis Spann)
- Crying At The Station (Brownie McGhee)
- Slow Down Woman (J.B.Lenoir)
The Very Best of American Folk Blues Festival '63-'85


Bellaphon CDLR 664128 (2013)
Lurrie Bell & Billy Branch (Chicago's Young Blues Generation) - The Train I Ride
Margie Evans - Chilly Waters
Juke Boy Bonner - Running Shoes
Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee - Rock Island Line
John Lee Hooker - Della Mae
Clifton Chenier - Zydeco Et Pas Sale
James "Sparky" Rucker - Crossroads
Jimmy Dawkins Chicago Blues Band - Got My Mojo Workin'
Lightin Slim, Whispering Smith - Winter Time Blues
Blind Joe Hill (One-Man-Blues-Band) - Big Boss Man
John Jackson - Poor Boy
Louisiana Red - Pretty Woman
Bukka White - World Boogie
Bowling Green John Cephas, Harmonica Phil Wiggins - Last Fair Deal
Muddy Waters - Five Long Years
John Lee Hooker - King Of The World
Sonny Boy Williamson - I'm Trying To Make London My Home
Victoria Spivey, Willie Dixon, Bill Stepney - Grant Spivey
James "Sparky" Rucker - Babylon Blues
Margie Evans, Sunnyland Slim & Carey Bell's Blues Harp Band - Hound Dog

The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1985

 
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American Folk Blues Festival 1962/1963/1964
(Bellaphon CDLR 726321)
3-CD-Box, 34 Tracks, 133:54

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American Folk Blues Festival 1965/1966/1967/1969
(Bellaphon CDLR 726222)
4-CD-Box, 45 Tracks, 165:59

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American Folk Blues Festival 1970/1972/1980/1981
(Bellaphon CDLR 726123)
4-CD-Box, 67 Tracks, 292:31

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American Folk Blues Festival 1982/1983/1985
(Bellaphon CDLR 726024)
3-CD-Box, 45 Tracks, 195:12

 

Reelin' in the Years / Hip-O CDs / DVDs
yearartists/titlesannotations
2003The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1966

Howlin' Wolf - Shake For Me (1964)
Otis Rush - I Can't Quit You Baby (1966)
Lonnie Johnson - Another Night To Cry (1963)
Sippie Wallace - Women Be Wise (1966)
Memphis Slim - The Blues Is Everywhere (1962)
T-Bone Walker - Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong (1962)
Junior Wells - Hoodoo Man Blues (1966)
Victoria Spivey - Black Snake Blues (1963)
Lightnin' Hopkins - Mojo Hand (1964)
Sonny Boy Williamson - My Younger Days (1963)
Eddie Boyd - Five Long Years (1965)
Mississippi Fred McDowell - Going Down To The River (1965)
Willie Dixon - Sittin' And Cryin' The Blues (1964)
Sonny Boy Williamson - Nine Below Zero (1963)
Howlin' Wolf - Love Me Darlin' (1964)
Muddy Waters - Got My Mojo Working (1963)

foreward by Bill Wyman
notes by Ray Manzarek,
Richard Havers & Rob
Bowman
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Hip-O CD B0001030-02
2003The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1966

T-Bone Walker - Call Me When You Need Me (1962)
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Hootin' Blues (1962)
Memphis Slim - The Blues is Everywhere (1962)
Otis Rush - I Can't Quit You Baby (1966)
Lonnie Johnson - Another Night to Cry (1963)
Sippie Wallace - Women Be Wise (1966)
John Lee Hooker - Hobo Blues (1965)
Eddie Boyd - Five Long Years (1965)
Walter "Shakey" Horton (1965)
Junior Wells - Hoodoo Man Blues (1966)
Big Joe Williams - Mean Stepfather (1963)
Mississippi Fred McDowell - Going Down to the River (1965)
Willie Dixon - Weak Brain and Narrow Mind (1964)
Sonny Boy Williamson - Nine Below Zero (1963)
Otis Spann - Spann's Blues (1963)
Muddy Waters - Got My Mojo Working (1963)
Finale: Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Memphis Slim, Willie Dixon - Bye Bye Blues (1963)
bonus track:
Earl Hooker - Walking The Floor Over You / Off The Hook (1969)

"All material originally produced and broadcast as part of the series 'Jazz Gehört und Gesehen' by Südwestfunk."
prod. by David Peck & Jon Kanis, Janie Hendrix & John McDermott
20 page booklet
with historical notes
by Rob Bowman
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Reelin' in the Years /
Hip-O DVD B0000750-09
2004The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1969   Volume Two

Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog (1965)
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Stranger Blues (1967)
Skip James - All Night Long (1967)
Sonny Boy Williamson - Keep It To Yourself (1963)
Sonny Boy Williamson - Your Funeral And My Trial (1963)
Big Joe Turner - Flip, Flop And Fly (1966)
Howlin' Wolf - I'll Be Back Someday (1964)
Willie Dixon - Nervous (1962)
Bukka White - Got Sick And Tired (1967)
Son House - Death Letter Blues (1967)
Hound Dog Taylor & Little Walter - Wild About You (1967)
Koko Taylor & Little Walter - Wang Dang Doodle (1967)
Muddy Waters - Long Distance Call (1968)
Earl Hooker - Walking The Floor Over You / Off The Hook (1969)
Magic Sam - All Your Love (1969)
entire ensemble - Bye Bye Blues (1963)

notes by Rob Bowman



Hip-O CD B0003224-02
2004The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1969   Volume Two

Sonny Boy Williamson II - Bye Bye Bird (1964)
Sonny Boy Williamson II - My Younger Days (1964)
Sunnyland Slim - Come On Home Baby (1964)
Willie Dixon - Nervous (1962)
Lightnin' Hopkins - Mojo Hand (1964)
Victoria Spivey - Black Snake Blues (1963)
Memphis Slim - Everyday I Have The Blues (1963)
T-Bone Walker - Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong (1962)
Roosevelt Sykes - Tall Heavy Mama (1966)
Willie Dixon - Sittin' And Cryin' The Blues (1963)
Matt "Guitar" Murphy - Murphy's Boogie (1963)
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Stranger Blues (1962)
Howlin' Wolf - Shake For Me (1964)
Howlin' Wolf - I'll Be Back Someday (1964)
Howlin' Wolf - Love Me Darlin (1964)
Big Mama Thornton - Down Home Shakedown (1965)
bonus tracks:
Magic Sam - All Your Love (1969)
Magic Sam - Magic Sam's Boogie (1969)
- photo gallery

24-page booklet with an
essay by Rob Bowman



Reelin' in the Years /
Hip-O DVD B0000751-09
2004The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1969   Volume Three

Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog (1965)
Roosevelt Sykes - Gulfport Boogie (1965)
Buddy Guy - Out Of Sight (1965)
Dr. Isaiah Ross - Feel So Good (1965)
Joe Turner - Flip, Flop & Fly (1966)
Skip James - All Night Long (1967)
Skip James - Crow Jane (1967)
Bukka White - Got Sick & Tired (1967)
Son House - Death Letter Blues (1967)
Hound Dog Taylor - Wild About You (1967)
Koko Taylor - Wang Dang Doodle (1967)
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Stranger Blues (1967)
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Burnt Child (Afraid Of Fire) (1967)
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Gonna Move Across The River (1967)
Helen Humes - The Blues Ain't Nothing' But A Women (1962)
bonus tracks:
Earl Hooker - Earl's Boogie (1969)
Muddy Waters - Long Distance Call (1968)
Muddy Waters - I Got My Mojo Working (1968)




Reelin' in the Years /
Hip-O DVD B0002937-09

 

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