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Folk Blues
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yearartists/titlesannotations
1962American 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, Messehaus
13.10.     ?
14.10.     Basel, Mustermesse
15.10.     Zürich, Kongresshaus
16.10.     Wien, Konzerthaus
17.10.     Bremen, 'Glocke'
18.10.     Hamburg, Audimax der Universität
18.10.     Hamburg, after concert: Studio session Deutsche Grammophon
19.10.     ?
20.10.     Paris, Olympia
21.10.     England ?
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

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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

Memphis Slim
- 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 Baby

- 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



Philips 681555 was issued before start of the 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

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= Brunswick 9012 (mono)
= Brunswick 10912 (stereo)
= Intercord ST 658017

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= Polydor 2482041 (NL)
= Polydor 46.397 (1963)
= Polydor SLPM-1172 (1964)

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= Decca 7/4392
= Excello 8029
The Original American
Folk Blues Festival

= Polydor CD 825 502-2

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L+R 42.017
= LR CD-2017

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= disc 1 of Evidence 5 CD set
ECD 26200

1963American Folk Blues Festival '63

tour schedule

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)"

 

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

+ Bill Stepney, dr

Philips/Phonogram SFL-7385 track sequence:
- FIve Long Years - Muddy Waters
- Sittin' And Cryin' The Blues - Willie Dixon
- Crazy For My Baby - Willie Dixon
- Matt's Guitar Boogie - Matthew Murphy
- I Don't Know - Sonny Boy Williamson

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

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Exodus EX/EXS 302 gatefold

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= Fontana 681510 TL (mono)
= Fontana 885403 ZY (stereo)
= 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)

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= L+R CDLR 42023 (1998)

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

1964American Folk Blues Festival '64

1964 program1964 program1964 program
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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.     Kopenhagen
04.10.     Malmö
05.10.     Stockholm
06.10.     ?
07.10.     Oslo
08.10.     ?
09.10.     Hamburg, Musikhalle, rec. Fontana 885411
10.10.     Düsseldorf, wo ?
11.10.     Köln, wo ?
12.10.     München, wo ?
13.10.     Genf, wo ?
14.10.     Zürich, wo ?
15.10.     Heilbronn, Süddeutscher Rundfunk, 'Harmoniesaal'
16.10.     Frankfurt, Messehalle
17.10.     Berlin, Sportpalast
18.10.     Paris, wo ?
19.10.     Great Britain, wo ?
until
25.10.    
26.10.     return flight ?, from London ?

Willie Dixon, Hubert Sumlin, Sunnyland Slim, Clifton James
01.11.     Ostberlin, Amiga studios, rec. Amiga 850043
?????     Potsdam
?????     Dresden

sources:
- German BLUES Circle Info nr. 15 November 1977, p. 7/15
- German BLUES Circle Info nr. 21 Mai 1978, p. 6/21
- 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:
- FIve Long Years - Muddy Waters
- Sittin' And Cryin' The Blues - Willie Dixon
- Crazy For My Baby - Willie Dixon
- Matt's Guitar Boogie - Matthew Murphy
- I Don't Know - Sonny Boy Williamson

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

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Fontana 885 411 MY (1964)
= Fontana 885411 TY

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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 !"

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

= L+R CDLR 72010 (1994)


= Evidence ECD 26052 (1994)

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

1965American Folk Blues Festival '65 - Studio Session

tour schedule

16.10.     City Hall Newcastle

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

Fred McDowell
- Highway 61
J.B. Lenoir
- Slow Down
Walter Horton
- Christine
Roosevelt Sykes
- Come On Back Home
Eddie Boyd
- Five Long Years
- The Big Question

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

rec. October 7th, 1965

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= Fontana 885 422 TY


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


L+R 42.025
= LR CD-2025

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= disc 5 of Evidence 5 CD
set ECD 26200

1966American Folk Blues Festival '66

tour schedule

 

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
- 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
- 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

notes by
Karlheinz Drechsel
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Vol. 1 Amiga 855114
(DDR 1969)

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= Amiga CD 82876-63060-2
(2004)

notes by
Karlheinz Drechsel
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Vol. 2 Amiga 855126
(DDR 1969)

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= Amiga CD 82876-63061-2
(2004)

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Fontana 885 431 BY


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


L+R 42.069
= LR CD-2069

more info

1967American Folk Blues Festival '67

tour schedule

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

Bukka White
- Aberdeen Blues
Hound Dog Taylor, Little Walter, Dillard Crume, Odie Payne
- The Sky Is Crying
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
- Rock Island Line
Son House
- Got A Letter This Morning
Hound Dog Taylor, Little Walter, Dillard Crume, Odie Payne
- 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

 

links:
http://www.blues.co.nz/dig-this/documents/afbf67jm.pdf

rec. October 15th, 1967
at Kongress-Halle, Berlin

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Fontana 885 433 TY

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= L+R 42.070
= LR CD-2070

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1968American Folk Blues Festival '68

tour schedule

 

Participating artists:

Jimmy Reed
John Lee Hooker
T-Bone Walker
Big Joe Williams
Curtis Jones
Eddie Taylor
Big Walter "Shakey" Horton
Jerome Arnold
J. C. Lewis

AFBF '68 obviously not recorded / not published

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



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1969American 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.     Göteborg ?
12.10.     Göteborg ?
13.10.     Hamburg (Musikhalle ?)
14.10.     Frankfurt (Messelhalle ?)
15.10.     Wien, Konzerthaus
16.10.     Stuttgart (Liederhalle ?)
17.10.     Lünen, 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

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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

Juke Boy Bonner
- Jumpin' With Juke Boy
Earl Hooker
- Going Up And Down
Carey Bell
- Rocking With Chromanica / I Feel Bad, Bad, Bad
Juke Boy Bonner
- Running Shoes
John Jackson
- Poor Boy
Clifton Chenier
- Zydeco Et Pas Sale
Earl Hooker
- Blue Shadows Fall
Magic Sam
- Easy Baby
- Looking Good
Whistling Alex Moore
- Across The Atlantic Ocean
John Jackson
- John Jackson Breakdown

rec. October 3rd, 1969 at Royal Albert Hall, London




Scout Sc-6

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= L+R 42.071

1970American Folk Blues Festival '70

tour schedule


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)

1972American Folk Blues Festival '72

tour schedule

 

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

1980American Folk Blues Festival '80

tour schedule

 

Louisiana Red
- Pretty Woman
- I Wonder Who
- Lonesome Train
- Tribute To Mama Spivey
- Labour Blues
- Thirty Dirty Women *
Willie Mabon
- Mabon's Boogie
- I Don't Know
Washboard Doc, Lucky & Flash
- Shake, Rattle And Roll
- Flip, Flop And Fly
Eunice Davis
- Rock Little Daddy
Hubert Sumlin & Carey Bell
- Gamblin' Woman
- I Got A Little Thing They Call The Swing
Carey Bell
- One Day I Get Lucky
- Nineteen Years Old
- What My Mama Told Me
Sunnyland Slim
- Everytime I get To Drinking
- Sunnyland's New Orleans Boogie
Eddie Taylor
- Dust My Broom
- There'll Be A Day

* not on CD

rec. April 20/22th, and May 5/7th, 1980 in Saarbrücken, Mannheim, Hamburg, and Düsseldorf, Germany

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L+R 42.013 (1980)

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(=) LR CD-2013

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(=) CDLS 42013 (1991)

1981American 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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notes by Claus Groh
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L+R 42.022

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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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= LR CD-2022

1982American Folk Blues Festival
Blues Live '82


tour schedule

 

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

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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 42.053

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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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L + R 50.001
1983American Folk Blues Festival Live '83

tour schedule

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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

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
- Red's Tribute To Muddy Waters
- Boy From Black Bayou
- Gold Tail Bird *
- She Is Worse
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 Embry & Friends
- I Love You
- Baby, What Do I Do
- New York Bound *

* not on CD

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

 

links:
http://www.imost.cz/bbblues/foto/afb83.php

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L+R 42.063

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= L+R CDLS 42063 (1992)

L + R discography

1983American Folk Blues Festival '83
In Memoriam Muddy Waters

Louisiana Red & His Chicago Blues Friends
- Louisiana Hot Sauce
"Sparky" Rucker
- Black Snake Moan
Louisiana Red & His Chicago Blues Friends
- Future Blues
Larry Johnson
- Confusion
Larry Johnson & Nat Riddles
- I Got The Blues

Lonnie Pitchford
- Johnny Stole An Apple
Louisiana Red & Carey Bell
- Delta Fish Market Blues
Lovie Lee
- Mine To Ramble
- Lovie Lee's Boogie
Queen Sylvia's Blues Band
- You Treat Me So Mean

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

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L+R 50.002
1985American Folk Blues Festival Live '85

tour schedule

 

James "Sparky" Rucker
- Walkin' Blues
Blind Joe Hill
- Fanny Mae
Cash McCall & Young Blues Thrillers
- I Can't Quit You Baby
James "Son" Thomas
- Smokey Mountain Blues
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson &Young Blues Thrillers
- Hold It Right There
Young Blues Thrillers
- From Boogie To Funk
- Gettin' Closer
- Young Blues Thrillers' Theme
Margie Evans, Cash McCall & Young Blues Thrillers
- Two lovers in one

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

 

links:
http://www.imost.cz/bbblues/foto/afb85.php

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L+R 42.065

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= L+R CDLR 42065 (1992)

1985American Folk Blues Festival '85

James Sparky Rucker
- Babylon Blues
- Here Rattler Here
Cash Mc Call
- No More Doggin'
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
- Mr. Cleanhead's Blues
- Kidney Stew

Blind Joe Hill
- Big Boss Man
- I'm Travellin'
The Young Blues Thrillers
- Blues Thriller's Funk
James "Son" Thomas
- Standing At The Crossroads
Margie Evans
- Chilly Waterstracks

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

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L+R 50.003
Will be completed and expanded with further details !!!

 

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 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

 

more info from Bellaphon

review

Stefan Wirz


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