By contacting Willie Dixon , an influential blues composer and bassist from Chicago , they were given access to the blues culture of the southern United States. The first festival was held in , and they continued almost annually until , after an eight-year hiatus reviving the festival in until its final performance in For filming, the company transformed the disused Wilbraham Road railway station into "Chorltonville", giving it the supposed appearance of a southern U.
The performance was interrupted by a rainstorm, after which Tharpe performed the gospel song " Didn't It Rain ". Many of the concerts were released on a long-running annual series of records, which was collated again for release in the s.
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For more details, please visit our Support Page. At your doorstep by May 12 to May 15 with standard delivery. Description Imported from USA. Direct Metal Mastering. This edition presents a who's who of the Chicago blues from the s. When the album was reissued in , it was retitled Blues from Big Bill's Copacabana.
This is an awesome album. If you're a fan of the blues it really doesn't get any better. These guys are the blues and considering when and where there recordings were made the sound is great. If you love the blues this album will not disappoint. Read more Excellent portrait of the 60s Chicago Blues scene. Excellent album, a dream lineup of singers backed by Buddy Guy when he isn't singing himself and his brilliant band, plus Otis Spann on piano.
Excellent quality and pressing, Virgin vinyl makes for an absolutely clean and silent listen. For the reviewer complaining about it being 'tinny', keep in mind this is a radio broadcast of a live event from a nightclub. Therefor the limitations in sound are inherent to the recording not the pressing itself.
Only wish Sonny Boy had been recorded live, his sole track was a studio recording dubbed with applause. But there are other albums showcasing Sonny, like his brilliant album backed by Eric Clapton and the Yardbirds