This edition is mastered from a multi-tinted 16mm print struck in 1926 from the original camera negative.
(The film apparently does not survive in 35mm)
For years film historians have accepted the legend that Irving Thalberg, who was in charge of production at Universal Studios in the early 1920s, was the driving force behind the production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. But in reality, the idea of making the film was not Thalberg's but Lon Chaney's.
"…a singular artist whose music reaches us still.”
– New York Times.
This rich portrait tells the story of Reverend Gary Davis, the great blues, ragtime and gospel musician. Tracing his journey from the tobacco warehouses of the rural South to the streets of Harlem, the film is a loving biography of an artist whose unique style and remarkable skills on the guitar made him an icon in 1960s New York and inspired a generation of musicians.
Playtime is the fun, clever and colorful new
children’s record from Istvan & His Imaginary Band.
and the Kim Wilson Blues All-Stars
“Driftin’ from town to town”
The Sirens Records 2014 Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboards)
- Living Blues Critic Polls Poll 2014 Nominee Best Tradional Blues Album
- Blues Foundation 2014 Nominee Pinetop Perkins Blues Piano Player of the Year
- Blues Foundation
"I can’t recommend this enough. This is Chicago blues and some related materials done right– don’t delay in adding this to your collection. You will be sorry if you don’t!. Most highly recommended!!!”