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The Blues From Mississippi To Chicago

 We have posted a couple of videos recently that have blues music at their core. The first can be found on our MindsiMedia YouTube station.

“Blues Maker” Mississippi Fred McDowell Singing & Playing,1969 Documentary

 “Blues Maker” is a real gem with over thirteen minutes of blues legend Mississippi Fred Mc Dowell singing and playing. There are some brief snatches of conversation but mostly we get the unfiltered blues. Featuring Fred playing the sldie guitar with a real bottleneck. This film produced in 1969 by the University of Mississippi also has a lot of vintage footage of rural southern life.

 You can download your own copy at archive.org; http://www.archive.org/details/blues_maker_1969

  

The second is posted on ChicagoRock1 also found on YouTube

 Maxwell Street Blues, Documentary w/ Vintage Footage

A somewhat bittersweet film about the effort to save the Maxwell Street Market a vast mecca of peddlers and other commerce, food and widely regarded as the birthplace of Chicago blues. The scene in “The Blues Brothers” where they go to Aretha Franklin’s diner takes place here. It was a one of a kind cultural melting pot that has since that has since been rehabbed.The film contains rare archival footage of Maxwell Street in the 1940s, and documents some of the last blues performances in this historic community.

This flim was found at http://www.archive.org/details/Maxwell_Street_Blues

 Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States

Producer: Robert Wyrod

Contact Information: Robert Wyrod robertwyrod@gmail.com

 

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