Tuesday, April 2, 2013

What Did You Miss This Week (Week 306 #350)

Open Forum!!!

Joe began last night with a glowing recap of the Billy Branch visit from the previous week. It was truly a great evening and we're excited in B1 to have spent time with Billy - watch for an album cover of his appearing on the B1 wall soon!

Next up was an open conversation about the way to best move forward with our recitals. There are folks, particularly those in the band, who are ready for some changes and it was a great night of thoughtful, open discussion for everyone in the room. If you missed it and have an opinion about where to host recitals, what day of the week, what time, and even whether it should perhaps be shorter or take some different format, speak up! Let Joe know how you feel or shoot YMM a note!

Harmonica Man Mystery!!!

Our own Highway RickEy came across a short video clip of an unknown man playing diatonic harmonica in the 1956 movie Baby Doll.  He's playing Baby Please Don't Go at about 1:20 into the film.  Does anyone have an idea who is performing?

Looks like whoever it is, is playing live in the scene.  But this 40 second take really rips.  C harp in the key of G.

One clue to his identity may be in who was in the shooting locations in 1956. Locals were used for minor roles. The film was shot in Benoit, Mississippi in the J.C. Burrus house, built in 1848, the only antebellum house in Bolivar County. Other locations were Greenville, Mississippi and New York City. Some locals were used for minor roles, and one, "Boll Weevil" not only acted but was the production unit's utility man as well.

Copyrights do not allow us to publish the original clip. The movie does play occasionally on cable tv or DVD video is available here:


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Class Notes
  • Recital: as noted above, speak up if you have comments on recital.
- Grant Kessler, B1 Blues Crew