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Jazz in the Night: Gunsmoke Blues – Muddy Waters, Big Mama Thornton, Big Joe Turner, George “Harmonica” Smith

01/03/2020

 

 

During a production hiatus of the popular TV Show “Gunsmoke”, the film crew decided to take off and film a barnstorming blues revue making it’s way across the country and they ended up in Eugene, OR with cameras rolling to film Muddy Waters, Big Mama Thornton, Big Joe Turner and George “Harmonica” Smith as they performed in a music hall. Date: October 20, 1971.

Setlist:
1. Big Mama Thornton – Early One Morning
2. Big Mama Thornton – Ball And Chain
3. George “Harmonica” Smith – Juke
4. George “Harmonica” Smith – Leaving Chicago
5. Big Joe Turner – Hide And Seek
6. Big Joe Turner – Shake, Rattle And Roll
7. Muddy Waters – Mannish Boy
8. Muddy Waters – Long Distance Call
9. Muddy Waters – (I’m Your) Hoochie Coochie Man
10. Muddy Waters – Got My Mojo Working
11. Muddy Waters, Big Mama Thornton, Big Joe Turner, George “Harmonica” Smith – So Long

12. Big Mama Thornton – Hound Dog
13. Big Mama Thornton – Rock Me Baby
14. Muddy Waters – She’s Nineteen Years Old
15. Muddy Waters – Walking Thru The Park

Muddy Waters Band:
Muddy Waters: guitar, vocals
George “Harmonica” Smith: Harmonica
“Pinetop” Perkins: Piano
Sammy Lawhorn: guitar
Pee Wee Madison: guitar
Calvin “Fuzz” Jones: bass
Willie “Big Eyes” Smith: drums

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. 25/03/2020 10:01

    What a blessing!

    Stay well

    Regards Thom

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