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American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1965, Vol. 2
     

American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1965, Vol. 2

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The second volume of rare performances by American blues legends, archived by the German television network SWR, manages to be even more impressive than the first, boasting the same superb picture and sound quality and an even more impressive lineup of performances. The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1966, Vol. Two has been transferred to disc in its

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The second volume of rare performances by American blues legends, archived by the German television network SWR, manages to be even more impressive than the first, boasting the same superb picture and sound quality and an even more impressive lineup of performances. The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1966, Vol. Two has been transferred to disc in its original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the quality of the image is superb. The resolution is sharp and the full spectrum of grays is a pleasant change over the high contrast of most vintage TV material. The audio is presented in the original single-channel mix, mastered in PCM Mono, and the sound is clean and well detailed. The songs are performed in English, with no multiple-language options included. As a bonus, this edition features two excellent 1969 performances from the legendary guitarist Magic Sam, as well as a gallery of rare photos. In all, this is a well-assembled package that presents some timeless music with the care and respect it richly deserves. Anyone with more than a passing interest in the blues would do well to give this DVD a spin.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/26/2003
UPC:
0602498604137
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
NR
Source:
Hip-O Records
Region Code:
0
Sound:
[monaural]

Special Features

Photo archive; Foreword by Bill Wyman of The Rolling Stones; Two bonus tracks from Magic Sam in 1969: "All Your Love" and "Magic Sam's Boogie"; 24-page booklet with an essay by Rob Bowman

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Sonny Boy Williamson: Bye Bye Bird (1964) [1:22]
2. Sonny Boy Williamson: My Younger Days (1964) [3:24]
3. Sunnyland Slim: Come On Home Baby (1964) [4:05]
4. Willie Dixon: Nervous (1962) [3:57]
5. Lightnin' Hopkins: Mojo Hand (1964) [3:19]
6. Victoria Spivey: Black Snake Blues (1963) [4:42]
7. Memphis Slim: Everyday I Have the Blues (1963) [2:21]
8. T-Bone Walker: Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong (1962) [5:13]
9. Roosevelt Sykes: Tall Heavy Mama (1966) [2:42]
10. Willie Dixon: Sittin' and Cryin' the Blues (1963) [3:27]
11. Matt "Guitar" Murphy: Murphy's Boogie (1963) [4:17]
12. Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee: Stranger Blues (1962) [4:11]
13. Howlin' Wolf: Shake for Me (1964) [3:42]
14. Howlin' Wolf: I'll Be Back Someday (1964) [4:41]
15. Howlin' Wolf: Love Me Darlin' (1964) [3:24]
16. Big Mama Thornton: Down Home Shakedown (1965) [8:37]

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American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1965, Vol. 2 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a 'Must Have' for all fans of the blues, as are all of the DVDs of this series. all will be pleasently suprised from the opening track staring a solo performance by Sonny Boy Williamson to the bonus tracks of Magic Sam jamming on Earl Hooker's Guitar. This really is a dream DVD come true. To finally get to see these blues legends perform live and with such great footage and sound is incredible. It is too bad we don't get to see the entire shows. I am sure they would be well worth seeing and can only hope more volumes keep coming out. Its about time that these true legends of American music are seen as the great performers they were.