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Blues Like Showers of Rain

Film by John Jeremy
Produced by John Jeremy
Cinematographer: Vernon Layton with Jeremy Dunkley
Sound: Hugh Strain
Editing: John Jeremy
Copyright: 1970, Silverscreen Productions Ltd. London, England
31 minutes, Black and White
Original format: Film: 16mm, 1970
Distributor: Amazon
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John Jeremy’s introduction to the world of Blues is lovingly conceived and powerfully constructed from photographs and field recordings made by Paul Oliver on a journey through the South in 1960. Narrated by Blind Arvella Gray, the film features the voices and music of Otis Span, Little Brother Montgomery, Billie Pierce, Lonnie Johnson, Henry Townsend, Sam “Lightnin” Hopkins, James Stump Johnson, Speckled Red, J.B. Lenoir, Willie Thomas, Edwin Buster Pickens, and many others.

The stream of this rare film is from a print from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library, courtesy of Dina Kaye.


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