Featured Video: Roosevelt Sykes – The Honeydripper

Here is a video, or rather two separate videos, of a short film called The Honeydripper, featuring Roosevelt Sykes (1906-1983), one of the great 20th century blues piano players. Although the video caption says it is Big Bill Broonzy and Roosevelt Sykes. The person posting this has divided it into two separate performances: one by Roosevelt Sykes, one by Big Bill Broonzy.

 

Video of Little Walter – Little Walter’s Jump – 1967

We came across this video of Little Walter performing Little Walter’s Jump in 1967:

We have included this album of LIttle Walter in our Recommended Recordings.

CD cover, Little Walter - Boom Boom: The Singles As & Bs 1952-1960, on Jasmine Records.
CD cover, Little Walter – Boom Boom: The Singles As & Bs 1952-1960, on Jasmine Records.

Little Walter: Boom Boom The Singles As & Bs 1952-1960 – released on Jasmine Records

Recommended Recording – Willie Mabon – Willie’s Blues 1952-1957 – released on Jasmine Records

Recommended Recordings

We have included Willie’s Blues – The Greatest Hits 1952-1957, a collection of Willie Mabon recordings, originally on Chess Records by re-released by Jasmine Records, as one of our Recommended Recordings.

CD cover, Willie Mabon - Willie's Blues, The Greatest Hits 1952-1957 - released on Jasmine Records
CD cover, Willie MabonWillie’s Blues, The Greatest Hits 1952-1957 – released on Jasmine Records

Available through Amazon.com and these Amazon affiliates:

Here is a link the Willie Mabon Artist Overview page on Amazon.com.

Here are some videos of Willie Mabon performances:

I Don’t Know on French TV, 1974

I’m Mad, at the American Folk & Blues Festival, Germany, 1980

Featured Video – Muddy Waters At Copenhagen Jazz Festival, 1968

We came across this video of Muddy Waters performing at the Copenhagen Jazz Festival, 27 October 1968.

See our page about the Mississippi Blues Trail marker about Muddy Waters’ House at Stovall Farm near Clarksdale, Mississippi.

The Mississippi Blues Trail marker and the Blues Hall of Fame marker at the Muddy Waters House site, Stovall Farms, outside Clarksdale, Mississippi.
The Mississippi Blues Trail marker and the Blues Hall of Fame marker at the Muddy Waters House site, Stovall Farms, outside Clarksdale, Mississippi.

 

A 1971 Video Of Muddy Waters, Big Joe Turner, Big Mama Thornton and George “Harmonica” Smith – Filmed by the Crew of the TV Show “Gunsmoke”

We just came across this documentary video of Muddy Waters,  Big Joe Turner, Big Mama Thornton and George “Harmonica” Smith performing in Eugene, Oregon in 1971.

Apparently the film crew of the TV show Gunsmoke took a break between episodes and shot this documentary. Well worth watching. Hope you enjoy it.