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Video classics

Some personal favourites...
 
Billie Holiday - The blues are brewing Rosa Eskenazi - Ime prezakias Ray Charles - What'd I say Bessie Smith - St. Louis blues
Billie Holiday - my favourite singer. I chose this clip over others such as Fine and mellow for it captures her in her prime. And Louis' presence caps it off. Rosa Eskenazi, the greatest rembetika singer.
A good web site to her life is
here.
A rare clip from a British movie, Ballad in blue. 1929. The only known footage of the Queen of the Blues.
Edith Piaf - Les trois cloches Gregory Isaacs - Tune in Bulgarian women's choir John Lee Hooker - Boom boom
Recorded in 1956 when she was 41. Magnifique. With English subtitles. The cool ruler   Live in London, 1964. Classic!
Leonard Cohen - The stranger song Son House - Death letter blues Skip James - Crow Jane James Brown - Papa's got a brand new bag
1967. Love the intro. 1967 1967 "A human package of dynamite". Excellent dancing by the super star.
Cat Power - Cross bones style Patsy Cline - I've loved and lost again Grandmaster Flash - The message Oum Kalsoum - Howwa Sahih El-Hawa Ghallab (nazara) improvisation part 1 of 2
  1967, age 24.   Part 2 of the improvisation is here.
The Seeds - Pushin' too hard Iggy Pop - I'm bored Five Blind Boys of Alabama - Too close Archie Roach & Sarah Storer -
From little things big things grow
Classic. Garage. Rock. Performed live on Australia's "Countdown", here is Iggy in all of his magnificence. The school girls in the audience are plain scared by this performance, though the camera loves him with a great pan from toe to top. Good god almighty, what a performance.
The Staple Singers - Sit down servant      
     
Rare footage.