Much of the extremely rare performance footage presented in this video has never before been publicly seen and documents the diversity of a music which was as personal as a fingerprint yet as universal as the blues itself. John Jackson, Pink Anderson, Rev, Gary Davis and the charismatic Josh White manifest different aspects of the rich Piedmont ragtime/blues tradition. In Memphis, echoes of the Mississippi Delta could be heard in the music of Furry Lewis. While the delightfully eccentric Jesse Fuller and the introspective Robert Peter Williams embody country blues which defies regional identity.
Tracklisting: - Furry Lewis - Judge Boushe Blues - John Jackson - That Will Never Happen No More - Josh White - You Know Baby What i Want, Number 12 Train - Robert Pete Williams - Dear Old Mother of Mine - Ethel & George Mccoy - Black Mary - Pink Anderson - She Knows How to Stretch It, Ain't Nobody Home But Me - Furry Lewis - Furry's Blues - Rev, Gary Davis - Oh Glory How Happy i Am - Jesse Fuller - Running Wild - John Jackson - Rag in C - Furry Lewis - See That My Grave is Kept Clean, John Henry - Pink Anderson - Crow Jane, You Don't Know What the Lord Told Me - Jesse Fuller - the Woman i Had She Left Me - Josh White - Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out