Battle of the Guitars (1985)

This is one of three short films in the Living Texas Blues series. Battle of the Guitars shows the ranging influence of Aaron "T-Bone" Walker throught the performance of Pete Mayes and Joe Hughes at the Doll House Club in Houston. For more information, see Alan Govenar, Meeting the Blues: The Rise of the Texas Sound (Da Capo, 1995) and Alan Govenar, The Early Years of Rhythm and Blues (Schiffer Publishing, 2004).

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For licensing, film rights and permissions, contact Alan Govenar, the distributor Documentary Arts, Inc., or Folkstreams.

Film Details

  • Film by: Alan Govenar
  • Produced by: Dallas Museum of Art
  • Cinematographer: Bruce
  • Sound: Gus Buzbee, Kehn Bacon
  • Editor: Bruce
  • Other Credits: Researched by Alan Govenar. Lighting by David Hayball
  • Original Format: Film: 16mm
  • ©1985, Alan Govenar, Bruce
  • 16 mins, Color
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