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  • And This is Free

    And This is Free

    “‘And This Is Free’ is the fascinating personal vision of life around Chicago’s Maxwell Street open air market shot by award winning photographer Mike Shea [capturing] the gritty urban landscape that nurtured Chicago blues… Shot with a handheld camera in the cinema verite style… the film crew spent every weekend on Maxwell Street over a six month period… The flow of everyday details – overheard conversation, faces in the crowd, items strewn in a vendor’s stall – captivates the viewer with the power of authenticity.” The film uses the footage to illustrate a Sunday afternoon on Maxwell Street in 1964. Continue reading

  • American Roots Music Chicago

    American Roots Music Chicago

    “American Roots Music: Chicago” provides a history of Chicago blues, jazz, and folk music through archival photographs and film. Several notable musicians, such as B.B. King, Koko Taylor, Pete Seeger, and Jeff Tweedy reflect on what they’ve inherited from their predecessors. Harold Ramis narrates biographical segments on Louis Armstrong, Ma Rainey, Benny Goodman, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, the Staple Sisters, Willie Dixon, and Big Bill Broonzy. The documentary also covers the rise of folk and polka in Chicago. Other topics include the Great Migration, the rise of radio and phonograph records, electric musical instruments, the National Barn Dance radio program, and the Old Town School of Folk Music. The documentary ends with a sampling of musical genres and venues active in Chicago. Continue reading

  • Blues in the Big House

    Blues in the Big House

    Raw footage shot for THE 90’s. Raw footage of a concert at Cook County Jail featuring an inmate band and the All Bubba Blues Band. Interviews with members of both bands takes place backstage. Continue reading

  • [Walking dog – Maxwell Street – blues band]

    [Walking dog – Maxwell Street – blues band]

    Raw footage of taking the dog for a walk, a trip to Maxwell Street Market, and a street blues band performance. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0510

    Image Union, episode 0510

    Compilation episode of Image Union featuring music videos. Music by the Talking Heads, Phil ‘N The Blanks, and others. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0533

    Image Union, episode 0533

    Compilation episode of Image Union featuring the work of artists Brian Thomas, Patricia Hemmingway-Seale, and Bill O’Neil. Also included is a music video by E&C Media produced for Chicago radio DJ Steve Dahl, Gary Maier, and the band Teenage Radiation. Continue reading

  • [Chicago Slices raw : Marc Smith]

    [Chicago Slices raw : Marc Smith]

    Raw footage for Chicago Slices, featuring Marc Smith, founder of the Poetry Slam, at the Green Mill. Brigid Murphy interviews Smith inside the Green Mill, followed by Smith performing two poems. Continue reading

  • Blues And More

    Blues And More

    Blues man Pervis Spann hosts his absurdist comedy show, which also features music videos from blues and R & B artists. Music videos and timecodes are listed below. Note: the tape ends in the middle of the program. Continue reading