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The Missing Link: How Gus Haenschen Got Us From Joplin to Jazz and Shaped the Music Business
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produced by Richard Martin and Meagan Hennessey (Archeophone Records, 2020), 1 hour 17 mins
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2019), 8 mins
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The West African Blues Project
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performed by Modou Touré, fl. 1993 and Ramon Goose, 1977- (ARC Music, 2019), 48 mins
performed by Modou Touré, fl. 1993 and Ramon Goose, 1977- (ARC Music, 2019), 48 mins
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Our Great Day: A Bond with Houston Blues
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directed by Rubén Durán, fl. 1992; produced by Rubén Durán, fl. 1992, CAB 95 films (Houston, TX: Rubén Durán, 2019), 53 mins
This documentary pays tribute to the rich African American blues heritage of the largest city in Texas by tracing the unlikely relationship between a cast of colorful characters and a Chicagoborn photographer now living in Ireland. The primary focus is a 1998 reunion of almost 80 musicians for a group portrait, an...
directed by Rubén Durán, fl. 1992; produced by Rubén Durán, fl. 1992, CAB 95 films (Houston, TX: Rubén Durán, 2019), 53 mins
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Mississippi Ramblin': On the Tracks of Robert Johnson in the Deep South
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directed by Nicolas Finet, fl. 2016; produced by Nicolas Finet, fl. 2016, Yves Bougon, fl. 2018 and Jean-Philippe Thivet, fl. 2018, N2 The Emerging Side, Glénat Editions and Grand Braquet (Paris, Ile-de-France: Windrose (Film distributor), 2018), 52 mins
In their graphic novel Love in Vain published in 2014, Mezzo and Dupont, two French cartoon artists, tell the tale of legendary bluesman Robert Johnson’s chaotic life (1911-1938). Like other iconic musicians after him, Johnson met with a tragic death at the age of 27. Translated worldwide, the book became a best...
directed by Nicolas Finet, fl. 2016; produced by Nicolas Finet, fl. 2016, Yves Bougon, fl. 2018 and Jean-Philippe Thivet, fl. 2018, N2 The Emerging Side, Glénat Editions and Grand Braquet (Paris, Ile-de-France: Windrose (Film distributor), 2018), 52 mins
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Mr. SOUL!
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directed by Sam Pollard, fl. 1989 and Melissa Haizlip; produced by Melissa Haizlip, Shoes in the Bed Productions (Israel-Palestine: Film Platform, 2018), 1 hour 44 mins
From 1968 to 1973, the public television variety show SOUL!, guided by the enigmatic producer and host Ellis Haizlip, offered an uncompromising celebration of Black culture. The series was among the first to provide expanded images of African Americans on television, shifting the gaze from inner-city poverty and v...
directed by Sam Pollard, fl. 1989 and Melissa Haizlip; produced by Melissa Haizlip, Shoes in the Bed Productions (Israel-Palestine: Film Platform, 2018), 1 hour 44 mins
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This Is Love
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directed by John Alexander, fl. 2018; presented by Sinbad, 1956-, Clayton Ivey, fl. 1969, Mick Fleetwood, 1947-, Michael Colyar, 1957- and George Clinton, 1941-; produced by Robert Love, fl. 2018 and JC Guest, fl. 2018, The Love Story LLC; performed by Rudy Love and The Love Family (The Love Story, 2018), 1 hour 23 mins
You may not know Rudy Love's name, even if you've heard his voice all your life. Love's story encapsulates a quintessential struggle of black artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. In the face of systemic racism and with the purest of intentions, Love repeatedly turned down fame to make music with his family. Jus...
directed by John Alexander, fl. 2018; presented by Sinbad, 1956-, Clayton Ivey, fl. 1969, Mick Fleetwood, 1947-, Michael Colyar, 1957- and George Clinton, 1941-; produced by Robert Love, fl. 2018 and JC Guest, fl. 2018, The Love Story LLC; performed by Rudy Love and The Love Family (The Love Story, 2018), 1 hour 23 mins
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Snake Pit
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produced by Harvey Mandel; performed by Harvey Mandel (Tompkins Square Records, 2016), 38 mins, 8 page(s)
produced by Harvey Mandel; performed by Harvey Mandel (Tompkins Square Records, 2016), 38 mins, 8 page(s)
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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: Cable News Network (CNN), 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: Cable News Network (CNN), 2016), 3 mins
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The Smithsonian Folkways Collection: Lead Belly (CD 1-3)
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produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 and Robert Santelli, fl. 1992; performed by Lead Belly Ledbetter, 1885-1949 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2015), 3 mins, 107 page(s)
produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 and Robert Santelli, fl. 1992; performed by Lead Belly Ledbetter, 1885-1949 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2015), 3 mins, 107 page(s)
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