Price: £12.99
Release Date: 24th August 2015
Running Time: 118 minutes
Catalogue No: MVD7387BR
Barcode: 760137738794

Deep Sea Blues

Since the 1960s, generations of fans have adopted outdoor festivals as the ideal place to experience live musical performances. But in recent years, the best American music festivals have moved onboard specially chartered cruise ships sailing from the U.S. to the Caribbean, Mexico, and elsewhere. One of the first and most successful of these, Roger Naber’s Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, is now considered the true “Woodstock of the Waves,” offering, as it does, the finest in traditional and contemporary music along with the same sense of “peace, love and community spirit” most often associated with late ’60s rock festivals. At the same time, these “Blues Cruises” are a welcome contemporary refuge for artists who once performed in juke joints and Chitlin’ Circuit clubs throughout the South, most of which have now disappeared.

In January of 2007, Legendary’s “Blues Cruise” to the Caribbean featured more than 70 performances (Taj Mahal, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Otis Clay, Buckwheat Zydeco, Tommy Castro, Tab Benoit, Deanna Bogart, Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials, Commander Cody Band) and 14 special guests (Bobby Rush, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Earl Thomas). It also featured daylong stops on the gorgeous islands of St. John, St. Barth’s, and Grand Turk, two of which hosted additional concerts, and one a unique “blues wedding” on the beach.

Director Robert Mugge captured that cruise for his film DEEP SEA BLUES, presented here on Blu-ray for the first time. Also included as a bonus is the film ALL JAMS ON DECK which was produced by Mugge and Diana Zelman on Roger Naber’s October 2010 Blues Cruise to the Mexican Riviera, featuring music by Elvin Bishop, Marcia Ball, Tommy Castro, Johnny & Edgar Winter, Kim Wilson, Lee Oskar, Commander Cody, Coco Montoya, Lowrider Band, Larry McCray, Rick Estrin, Jimmy Thackery, Sista Monica Parker, John Nemeth, Steve Berlin, Vasti Jackson, Leon Blue, Rev. Billy C. Wirtz, Eden Brent, Mike Schermer, and Kelley Hunt. Smooth sailing, indeed!

    Tab Benoit – We Make A Good Gumbo
    Bobby Rush, Deanna Bogart – Ride In My Automobile
    Michael Burks – As The Years Go By
    Earl Thomas – Maybe In The Next Life
    Leon “Boogie Woogie” Blue – Unidentified Improvisation
    Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials – Icicles In My Meatloaf
    Commander Cody Band – Seeds and Stems Again
    Tasha Taylor with Phantom Blues Band – Wonder Woman
    Joey Gilmore – Bit Off More Than I Could Chew
    Otis Clay – A Nickel and a Nail
    Otis Clay – I Am
    Watermelon Slim – Black Water
    Buckwheat Zydeco – Jackpot
    Mitch Woods – Hattie Green
    Kim Wilson – Lonesome Boogie
    The Fabulous Thunderbirds – Painted On
    Ruthie Foster – Travelin’ Shoes (Death Comes A-Knockin’
    Tommy Castro – Nasty Habits
    Ronnie Baker Brooks, Tommy Castro – Deep Sea Blues
    Mel Waiters – Smooth Sailin’ Tonight
    Tommy Castro – A Good Fool Is Hard To Find
    Tommy Castro – I Feel That Old Feeling Coming On
    Johnny Winter, Elvin Bishop – Johnny’s Jam
    Marcia Ball – I Woke Up Screaming
    Coco Montoya – Last Dirty Deal
    Vasti Jackson – Hurricane Season
    Kim Wilson – Kim’s Jam
    Lowrider Band – Lowrider Jam
    Sista Monica Parker – Licking Stick
    Larry McCray – Bluesin’ With Monica
    Elvin Bishop, John Nemeth – Fooled Around and Fell In Love
    Leon Blue – Honky Tonk Train
    Eden Brent – Boogaloo’s Boogie
    Kim Wilson – Take A Little Walk With Me
    Kim Wilson, Lee Oskar – Kim and Lee Jam

Price: £12.99
Release Date: 24th August 2015
Running Time: 118 minutes
Catalogue No: MVD7387BR
Barcode: 760137738794