Thursday, October 31, 2013

American Folk, Blues & Gospel Festival '70

While I was picking bananas on a kibbutz the AFBG toured thru Europe with Bukka White, Sonny and Brownie, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Willie Dixon, Shakey Horton and more.
For a change I'm also posting the tracks, found on internet, that where recorded on  November 16th, 1970 at Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt-Hoechst, Germany.



Alan Balfour said...

Wednesday 28 October 1970, Hammersmith Odeon. I too have kept that program. Bukka White had the unenviable task of opening the show. There followed Sonny & Brownie and Champion Jack. "I like these last two acts but didn't think much of that first bloke" said the girl behind me to her boy friend.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe had to pull out of the Paris gig of November 9th due to loss of use of her hands. She never played again and died three years later.

Xyros said...

Thank you Alan for your memories of the concert.
How could anyone not like Bukka White!!