People are STILL making The Blues

Etta James 1938 – 2012


Apparently this time the reports are correct. Etta James has succumbed to her many ailments and passed away. One of the worlds greatest soul singers, she will always be known for her hit “At Last”, one of the greatest recordings of all time. No one has equalled it.

Blues Clips Episode #3






A discovery, a documentary, and theatrical release. Another edition of P.W. Fenton’s show featuring some of the best in the Blues.


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C.W. Stoneking’s Jungle Blues
Clint Eastwood’s Piano Blues
Schultze Gets The Blues



Mahalia Jackson & Nat King Cole






An amazing piece of footage. One of the roots.

Mississippi Fred McDowell – John Henry





Count Basie – Basie Boogie





Basie was not only a great band leader… but the man had chops. Here he is in 1951 with Buddy Defranco, Wardell Gray, Clark Terry, Freddie Green, Jimmy Lewis and Gus Johnson.

T-Bone Walker – “Don’t Throw Your Love On Me So Strong” – Live 1962






This video is wonderful, but very frustrating for guitarists that would like to see what he’s doing.


This performance can be found on the DVD “American Folk Blues Festival vol 2

Howlin’ Wolf – “Don’t Laugh At Me” – Live England 1964






This performance can be found on the DVD “American Folk Blues Festival vol 4

Howlin’ Wolf (with Willie Dixon and Hubert Sumlin) performs Smokestack Lightning. Live England 1964





This performance can be found on the DVD “American Folk Blues Festival vol 4

Howlin’ Wolf – Highway 49 – 1970







This performance can be found on the DVD “Howlin’ Wolf In Concert 1970