Summer of Blues: Lost 1969 Blues Festival Doc Surfaces

Summer of Blues: Lost 1969 Blues Festival Doc Surfaces
A music festival, held in 1969, is filmed — bits of it airing on local TV — but then shelved for decades before it’s resurrected for a new film. No, it’s not Summer of Soul. It’s Memphis ’69, a recently completed doc — which starts airing next week — that amounts to the blues equivalent to the lauded, Questlove-directed chronicle of that gathering of soul, R&b, and jazz acts.

In Memphis in late May of that year, just shortly before the Harlem Cultural Festival kicked off in New York City, a
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