Thirty-five years have now come and gone since the 'rediscoveries' of the blues revival startled us with their corporeal presence. It seems little short of miraculous that so many of the greatest pre-War bluesmen were found ready, willing, and able to recreate the passion of their youth's music for a moving Last Hurrah. Now they are, to a man, gone, making the window which briefly shown into the world all the more precious. That these men were filmed in performance is fortuitous for us today; they need no longer be disembodied voices. The performance experience was captured and while the video reflection is no more the essence of the artist than the scratchy 78, it is far more than we once could have hoped for.
Tracklisting: 1. Aberdeen Mississippi Blues 2. Poor Boy Sam Chatmon 3. Big Road Blues 4. That's All Right 5. Sam's Rag 6. Sloppy Drunk Blues 7. Highway 49 8. Providence Help The Poor People 9. Cool Drink Of Water 10. Yonder Comes The Blues 11. Buck Dance 12. Hard Walking Blues 13. Make Believe stunt 14. Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning 15. Goodnight Irene (Take 1) 16. The Grey Goose 17. Pick A Bale Of Cotton 18. Take This Hammer 19. Goodnight Irene (Take 2)