Memphis ’69: The 1969 Memphis Nation Blues Competition: NOW STREAMiNG + Accessible on DVD by way of @FatPossum!


Fats Possum Data has launched the Memphis ’69 documentary movie, capturing three days and two nights of the sweltering, interracial 1969 Memphis Nation Blues Competition, held inside weeks of a KKK rally on the identical location. Full track performances embody numerous iconic Blues Corridor of Famers comparable to Rufus Thomas & The Bar-Kays; slide guitar nice Booker “Bukka” White; Sleepy John Estes with Yank Rachel; Texas’ Johnny Winter; Memphispersonal Furry Lewis, Beale Avenue sweeper who opened for the Rolling Stones; and North Mississippi bluesman Mississippi Fred McDowell. There are not any speaking heads, simply the unfiltered pictures of the live performance and its environment from the time.” Additionally showing on this movie: John Fahey, Nathan Beauregard, Jo Ann Kelly, Son Thomas, Lum Guffin, Reverend Robert Wilkins & Household, Sid Selvidge, Moloch, John D. Loudermilk, Piano Crimson, Jefferson Avenue Jug Band with Robert Palmer and John Fahey, Insect Belief, and The Salem Harmonizers.

Memphis ’69 – function live performance documentary trailer:

Highlight on Memphis ’69- “A 12 months after Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated, a gaggle of blues legends got here collectively to rejoice the 150 12 months anniversary of Memphis, TN. This live performance documentary, shot over 3 days in June of 1969, celebrates an American artwork type that unites us all. Interview with Director Joe LaMattina, Producer Lisa LaMattina and Bruce Watson of Fats Possum Data on the 2019 Slamdance Movie Competition.”

Memphis ’69 – Sundance 2019: Meghan Burk chats with filmmakers Joe LaMattina, Lisa LaMattina and Bruce Watson about their Sundance movie, Memphis ’69.


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