Blues Jams and old docos.
In the last couple of weeks I drove west ( a little over 100klms) to Orange to be the featured guest at their Orange Blues Club 'inaugural' Jam Session with their 'house' band, The Orange Blues All Stars - 10, or is it 11-piece outfit.
The trip also afforded me the opportunity to visit some of my family that I hadn't seen in nearly two years, the last time was back in December 2006 when my late wife and I got the news about my own health problems, it also meant that I was able to hook up with my old school friend, 'Camel' for lunch because he was heading back after being at the previous weekend's wine festival in Orange and we met halfway at a pub in Bathurst for a feed and a couple of beers.
Knowing that I had footage on VHS of the happy times that my darling and I had spent together at jazz festivals, blues festivals, etcetera that I wanted to transfer to DVD, my cousin has lent me his VHS-to-DVD/DVD-to-VHS recorder/copier and I have now finished all the personal tapes and gone on to track down the many assorted Blues and Jazz videos, both straight docos and 'live' performances, that we had accumulated over our twenty-and-a-half years together and am in the process of transferring those now.
Among today's efforts have been Blues Like Showers of Rain, Chicago Blues, Maxwell Street Blues (all from 1970) and Out of the Black Into the Blues - Parts 1 & 2 (1973). I still have to convert and burn Hootie's Blues (Jay McShann from 1978), 'Bones' (John Henry Nobles with Taj Mahal from 1979) and Last of the Blue Devils (also from 1979).
I also found footage I had of Sam 'Lightnin' Hopkins and Robert Pete Williams from around the late sixties recorded just sitting, singing and playing by a French documentary crew,
I still have many more to go, but I'm enjoying it.
I also tracked down, edited and burned footage of myself and BEACHHEAD and ALL HAT JAZZ from between 1985 and 1990, the latter being a TV program I taped in Melbourne with my old friend Bob Sedergreen in November 1989. I have uploaded this particular bit of footage to my YouTube page at http://au.youtube.com/beachblues if anyone wants to check it out.
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I've checked out most of your clips, and enjoyed them muchly !!
Mrs Tiggi watched with me, and is a bit of a sucker for a good voice, so I think you've got a new fan !!
All the best, Dude, & keep this stuff coming.