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Concert presumed lost for 20 years

A Celebration of Blues and Soul, 7 pm Friday, March 7, on WILL-TV: Performances by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bo Diddley, Delbert McClinton, Percy Sledge and more.

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Dazzling performances from some of the biggest names in rock and blues history, including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Dr. John, Bo Diddley, Ronnie Wood, Delbert McClinton, Sam Moore, Percy Sledge and more, are featured in this world television premiere of a concert recirded during a live Presidential Inaugural concert event in 1989 and presumed lost for nearly 20 years.

A CELEBRATION OF BLUES & SOUL features nearly 20 minutes of dazzling Stevie Ray Vaughan performances including “Superstition,” “Love Struck Baby” with guest artist Jimmie Vaughan, and “Frosty,” with guest artists Jimmie Vaughan and Blues Hall of Fame legend Albert Collins.

Also featured are Dr. John's performance of “Right Place, Wrong Time,” Bo Diddley’s performance of “Hey! Bo Diddley,” with Ronnie Wood from the Rolling Stones, “Hoochie Coochie Man,” performed by Willie Dixon with Albert Collins, fellow Blues Hall of Fame guitarist Joe Louis Walker and Delbert McClinton, and McClinton’s own performance of  “Just A Little Bit,” with both Albert Collins and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Steve Cropper.

Finally, A CELEBRATION OF BLUES & SOUL features a very special tribute to the legendary artists who recorded for Memphis’ Stax Records. Included in this tribute are Sam Moore’s performance of “Soul Man,” Eddie Floyd’s performance of “Knock on Wood,” and a stirring duet by Carla Thomas and Billy Preston of “When Something Is Wrong With My Baby.” What makes this tribute particularly special is that these performances also include Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Steve Cropper and bassist Donald “Duck” Dunn from the Stax Records legendary group Booker T and the MG’s, who played on the original studio recordings for these songs, and fellow Stax guitarist Michael Toles from the Bar-Kays. 

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The original video for A CELEBRATION OF BLUES & SOUL was professionally recorded with seven cameras, along with a separate 24-track audio recording. When these original recordings were relocated six years ago, the original video was restored, re-mastered, color-corrected, and converted to HD, and the audio was remixed.

A CELEBRATION OF BLUES & SOUL: THE 1989 INAUGURAL CONCERT includes these performances:

 “Right Place, Wrong Time” – Dr. John
“When a Man Loves a Woman” – Percy Sledge
“Knock on Wood” – Eddie Floyd with Steve Cropper and Duck Dunn
“Hey! Bo Diddley” – Bo Diddley with Ronnie Wood
“Hoochie Coochie Man” – Willie Dixon with Albert Collins, Joe Louis Walker and Delbert McClinton
“Soul Man” – Sam Moore with Billy Preston, Steve Cropper and Donald “Duck” Dunn
“Just a Little Bit” – Delbert McClinton with Steve Cropper and Albert Collins
“When Something Is Wrong With My Baby” – Carla Thomas and Billy Preston
“Frosty” – Albert Collins with Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble featuring Jimmie Vaughan
“Love Struck Baby” – Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble featuring Jimmie Vaughan
“Superstition” – Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
“Scuttle Buttin’” – Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble