AFBF 1969/ THE COMPLETE SESSIONS
After Al Smith in 1968, the line up of the AFBF 1969 European tour was once again given to a blues producer. This time it was the great Arhoolie's founder and manager Chris Strachwitz who also introduced on stage each artist, mostly bluesmen who had recorded on Arhoolie with the exception of Magic Sam and Carey Bell.
Clifton Chenier and his brother were their usual excellent showmen, introducing himself in French and mocking Chris Strachwitz who "sait pas parler français, le pauvre gars" (can't speak French, the poor boy!).
Sam closed the show with his trio and played a wonderful driving set that
started a thunder of applause. I chatted a little bit with him and he told me
to come to visit him in
So, here are the titles from this tour that I've been able to gather for my "Blue Eye" blog.
All titles recorded in
Juke Boy Bonner, vcl/g/hca.
01. Jumping with Juke Boy
02. Running shoes
Alex Moore, vcl/pno.
John Jackson, vcl/g.
04. Poor boy
05. John Jackson's breakdown
06. You ain't no woman
Clifton Chenier, vcl/acc;
07. Zydeco et pas sale (Les haricots sont pas salés)
08. Wrap it upEarl Hooker, vcl/g; Carey Bell, hca; Mac Thompson, bs; Robert St Julien, dms.
09. Earl's boogie
10. Going up and down
11. Crosscut saw
12. Blue shadows fall
Carey Bell, hca; Earl Hooker, g; Mac Thompson, bs; Robert St Julien, dms.
13. Rocking with chromonica
Magic Sam, vcl/g; Mac Thompson, bs; Robert St Julien, dms.
14. Easy baby
15. Looking good
16. All your love