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Great Big Story, Queen of the Blues
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produced by Great Big Story, in Great Big Story (Atlanta, GA: CNN Newsource Sales, 2016), 3 mins

Beverly Watkins plays a mean blues guitar, and that's putting it mildly. Over six decades of performing, the 77-year-old has opened for Ray Charles, James Brown, BB King and other legendary musicians. She's one of the greatest female blues guitarists, and still plays local gigs in Atlanta. Keep on jamming Beverly...

produced by Great Big Story, in Great Big Story (Atlanta, GA: CNN Newsource Sales, 2016), 3 mins
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Wizard of the Strings
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directed by Peter Friedman, fl. 1992; produced by Alan Edelstein, fl. 2012-2015; performed by Roy Smeck (United States: Privately Published, 1985), 27 mins
Roy Smeck, born in 1900, became one of the first self-made stringed instrument virtuosos, playing the vaudeville circuit in his early days. In 1926 he appeared in the first sound films ever made, Warner Bros./Vitaphone (the first music video!). That made an instant celebrity out of Roy and was just the beginning o...
directed by Peter Friedman, fl. 1992; produced by Alan Edelstein, fl. 2012-2015; performed by Roy Smeck (United States: Privately Published, 1985), 27 mins
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