Synopsis by Mark Deming
German concert promoters Horst Lippmann and Fritz Rau are two of the unsung heroes of the blues revival of the '60s. In 1962, they struck upon the idea of bringing a handful of American blues stars to Europe for a package tour; the tour became an annual event, and these performances (especially the concerts in the United Kingdom) helped to create a new and enthusiastic audience for the music overseas. Lippmann and Rau were also able to present these gifted musicians on German television, and this home video release compiles memorable performances from the festival's cast captured on videotape. The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1969, Vol. 3 features appearances by Buddy Guy, Skip James, Big Joe Turner, Koko Taylor, Big Mama Thornton, Hound Dog Taylor, and the only surviving footage of legendary harmonica player Little Walter.
blues-music, concert-tours, folk-music, Germany, music-festival