Blues Houseparty

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Some of America's greatest traditional blues masters get together at home to swap songs from the old days and stories of what those days were like, when blues flourished 'back down home' at country breakdowns, corn-shuckings, and houseparties. These musicians and their friends create the lively spirit of houseparty blues, while conveying the values, the history, the good and bad times, and the sense of community that gave form to their music and dance (Blurb by Dick Spottswood)

Featuring: John Cephas, Phil Wiggins, Archie Edwards, John Jackson, James Jackson, Cora Jackson, Flora Molton, Larry Wise, John Dee Holeman, and Quentin \'Fris\' Holloway.

  • Film by: Eleanor Ellis
  • Produced by: Eleanor Ellis
  • Cinematographer: Jackson Frost
  • Sound: Zach Krieger, J.P. Whiteside
  • Editor: Eleanor Ellis
  • Other Credits: Associate Producers: Barry Pearson, Joe Wilson, Bill Barllow.
  • Original Format: Betacam SP
  • © 1989, Houseparty Productions
  • 57mins, Color