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Blues Music Videos 

Below we have compiled some videos of the some of the great blues players from Reverend Gary Davis to Eric Clapton.  

American Blues Festival
Howlin' Wolf
Country Blues Series

With a rock twist 

Allman Brothers Band
The Band's Last Waltz
Eric Clapton
Led Zeppelin
Stevie Ray Vaughn

Music DVD's

Blues Festival on DVD 


Reelin’ In The Years Productions, in association with Experience Hendrix, bring you the American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1966 Volumes One & Two. The AFBF was an annual event that featured the cream of American blues musicians barnstorming their way across western Europe every fall from 1962 through 1966. Recorded live in a small TV studio in Germany, these historic and unseen performances have been lost for nearly 40 years. 

Filmed with superb camera work and pristine sound, each DVD contains 18 complete performances from the greatest blues musicians of all time. Captured during their heyday in an era of scant video documentation, these DVDs are truly one of the most unique and precious visual documents of the blues.

The American Folk Blues Festivals featured a dazzling array of talent that included such greats as Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker and Sonny Boy Williamson playing alongside other legends such as T-Bone Walker, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Memphis Slim and Big Mama Thornton to create the most significant group of blues artists ever assembled!

Other DVD features include photos and a booklet.  

The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1966, Vol. 1


Tracks from Volume 1
Call Me When You Need Me (T-Bone Walker), Hootin' Blues (Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee), The Blues Is Everywhere (Memphis Slim), I Can't Quit You Baby (Otis Rush), Another Night to Cry (Lonnie Johnson), Women Be Wise (Sippie Wallace), Hobo Blues (John Lee Hooker), Five Long Years (Eddie Boyd), Shakey's Blues (Walter 'Shakey' Horton), Hoodoo Man Blues (Junior Wells), Mean Stepfather (Big Joe Williams), Going Down to the River (Mississippi Fred McDowell), Weak Brain and Narrow Mind (Willie Dixon), Nine Below Zero (Sonny Boy Williamson), Spann's Blues (Otis Spann), Got My Mojo Working (Muddy Waters), Bye Bye Blues (Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Memphis Slim, Willie Dixon)

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The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1966, Vol. 2


Tracks from Volume 2
Songs: Bye Bye Bird, My Younger Days (Sonny Boy Williamson), Come On Home Baby (Sunnyland Slim), Nervous (Willie Dixon), Mojo Hand (Lightnin' Hopkins), Black Snake Blues (Victoria Spivey), Everyday I Have the Blues (Memphis Slim), Don't Throw Your Love on Me so Strong (T-Bone Walker), Tall Heavy Mama (Roosevelt Sykes), Sittin' and Cryin' the Blues (Willie Dixon), Murphy's Boogie (Matt "Guitar" Murphy), Stranger Blues (Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee), Shake for Me, I'll Be Back Someday, Love Me Darlin (Howlin' Wolf), Down Home Shakedown (Big Mama Thornton)

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Howlin' Wolf on DVD


The Howlin' Wolf Story - The Secret History of Rock & Roll

This documentary about Chester A. Burnett,  known as Howlin' Wolf includes rare footage as well as interviews. 

90-minute director's cut (30 minutes of additional footage not seen in theaters)

Rare footage of Howlin' Wolf

Newly discovered photos of Howlin' Wolf and his band

Exclusive interviews with Hubert Sumlin, Billy Boy Arnold, Marshall Chess, and many others.

Muddy Waters on DVD


Got My Mojo Working: 
Rare Performances 1968-1978

From the back cover:
These rare performances -- all electric -- capture Muddy as the embers of his career glowed anew. By 1968, the folk blues had waned and the sound he popularized in the mid-1950s was returning to the fore. Over the next decade, Muddy secured his place as the godfather of rock and roll. The slide guitar technique he plays on these versions of Country Boy, Honey Bee, and Long Distance Call is at once contemporary and as pure as when he learned it as a dusty child in the delta fifty years earlier. In Got My Mojo Working, Muddy works the vocals from his cavernous chest into his mouth and then shakes the words from his jowls and cheeks. His singing is as glorious as his playing.

Throughout his career, Muddy always drew exceptional sideman. Muddy's two great pianists -- Otis Spann and Pinetop Perkins -- are both featured here, as are harmonica players Carey Bell, Paul Oscher, and Jerry Portnoy. Guitarists include Pee Wee Madison, Bob Margolin, and Luther Johnson, and on the skins are Muddy's last two great drummers, S.P. Leary and Willie "Big Eyes" Smith.-- Robert Gordon, author of It Came From Memphis

1. Blow, Wind, Blow
2. Country Boy
3. Got My Mojo Working
4. Baby Please Don't Go
5. Honey Bee
6. They Call Me Muddy Waters
7. Walking Through the Park
8. Long Distance Call
9. Mannish Boy
10. Caldonia
11. Everything Gonna Be All Right
12. 12th of April (Soon Forgotten)

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The Masters of the Country Blues Series
 The masters of the country blues series offers glimpses of some of the pioneers of blues. Each video is around an hour. 
Son House & Bukka White Rev. Gary Davis and Sonny Terry Mance Lipscomb and Lightnin' Hopkins 
John Lee Hooker and Furry Lewis Roosevelt Sykes and Big Bill Broonzy  Elizabeth Cotten and Jesse Fuller
Fred McDowell and Big Joe Williams    
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Blues with a rock tilt
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The Allman Brothers Band on DVD 


Live at the Beacon Theatre (2003)

This DVD was filmed and recorded live at the Beacon Theatre March 25-26, 2003. The Allman Brothers Band have had their share of personnel changes through the years. The Live at Beacon Theater DVD  arguably offers their best line-up since Duane Allman was in the band, it features Warren Hayes and Derek Trucks on guitar. The ABB have a few other videos available.

A second disc with interviews, photos, and other goodies is included.

Please visit our Allman Brother Band section 

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The Band on DVD 


The Last Waltz  

The farewell performance of The Band was at The Winterland in San Francisco on Thanksgiving Day 1976. In 1978 the original Martin Scorsese film was released; remastered in 2002 with lots of bonus material. 

Sitting in with The Band on various songs through the evening is an all star list of musical legends, including Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, and so many others. 

This concert is so legendary that it is still talked about today. If The Last Waltz is used as a litmus test to define rock videos, most would fall short. 

Please visit our Band section that has additional information about The Last Waltz. 

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Eric Clapton on DVD 


Eric Clapton - Live in Hyde Park 

Recorded in Hyde Park, London, June 29, 1996.

Track List: Layla, Badge, Hoochie Coochie Man, I Shot the Sheriff, It Hurts Me Too, Wonderful Tonight, Five Long Years, Tearin' Us Apart, Old Love, I'm Tore Down, Have You Ever Loved a Woman, White Room, Every Day I Have the Blues, Holy Mother.

This is our top choice of Eric Clapton's DVD with good sound and camera work. 

Please visit our Eric Clapton section

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Led Zeppelin  on DVD 


Led Zeppelin DVD 

Led Zeppelin put more effort into producing the Led Zeppelin DVD than most bands put into making their videos. The positive result is apparent, as this earns our highest recommendation. This two-disc DVD offers four segments of essential live Led Zeppelin music plus lots of additional amenities. The primary performances are from four distinct periods of the bands career: 1970, '73, '75, and '79. The bonus material offers plenty of 1969 footage, interviews, more.

We have a full review of the Led Zeppelin DVD

Please visit our Led Zeppelin section.

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Stevie Ray Vaughan on DVD 


Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Live at the El Mocambo 1983 

This video captures Stevie Ray and his band Double Trouble early in his career promoting his first album Texas Flood. where he performs originals, Jimi Hendrix material, a Buddy Guy song and more. 

Track list: Testify, So Excited, Voodoo Chile, Pride And Joy, Tell Me, Mary Had A Little Lamb, Texas Flood, Love Struck Baby, Hug You Squeeze You, Third Stone From The Sun, Lenny, Wham.

DVD features:  Interviews, lyrics, and more.  

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