Blues And More

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Blues man Pervis Spann hosts his absurdist comedy show, which also features music videos from blues and R&B artists.

0:40 “Showcase Chicago” titles

0:57 Commercial for “Take a bite out of crime”

1:27 N’Digo Magazine commercial

1:55 Chicago Independent Bulletin commercial

2:25 WBEE AM 1570 commercial

2:55 Blues & More with Pervis Spann titles

3:22 Pervis Spann introduces show and co-host Reverend Carl White. He introduces “Chicago’s finest satirist” Herb?. They reminisce about a show Herb did with Barry White. Herb talks about working with B.B. King, and Pervis and Herb reminisce about a night on the road. They talk about Rever end Wright and his one handicapped male parishioner. Herb says, “I used to preach for awhile, but I went back to pimpin’. I couldn’t wait 7 days for that change.” Pervis introduces a piece by Toni Braxton with Babyface.

11:05 Babyface and Toni Braxton video “Give You My Heart.”

14:40 Herb and Pervis discuss Toni Braxton’s beauty, and go to commercial.

15:15 Sportsman’s Inn commercial

15:45 Collins Bros. Exterminating Supplies commercial

16:18 Bo Diddley’s Bar-B-Q and mini-mart commercial

16:50 Pervis Spann asks Herb about outstanding shows he’s done. He talks about the Copacabana with Al Green, and another show in Oakland with Al Green and Ella Fitzgerald, in front of 85,000 people. Herb says stand-up comedy is harder than just poking fun at something.

19:45 Johnny Taylor “Who’s Making Love To Your Old Lady” live video

22:05 Pervis says “Johnny Taylor’s got to be one of the greatest singers in the world today.” Herb makes joke about John Bobbit. They talk about Memphis and some musicians, including Joe Legunn, Otis Clay, and Willie Clayton. They discuss an upcoming awards show to keep the blues alive.

27:12 The Ritz Hotel commercial.

29:43 Mario’s Butcher Shop and Food Center commercial

30:45 LaTee’s Hair Design commercial

31:14 Pervis talks about busses going into Memphis while the Pastor arrives with a couple young ladies. The Reverend counts cash on camera while whispering to one of the girls. The Reverend says the ladies are his deacons. They joke about the Reverend “blessing” the deacons.

34:35 Pervis introduces video: After Seven “Can’t Stop.”

38:30 Pervis says he’d like to “address the Deacon board after seven.”

39:12 commercial for Adele, a psychic

39:37 Sportsman’s Inn commercial

40:12 Big O Movers commercial

40:37 Hopkins Food commercial

41:12 Star Planet TV commercial

42:09 Melanie Spann does a commercial for WVON AM radio

42:40 La’pel Store for Men commercial

43:40 Westside Floor Covering commercial

44:10 More joking about the next Deacon Board Meeting. Deacon Cat and Deacon Kitty introduce themselves. The Reverend jokes about training the Deacons. The Reverend talks about setting up th e drive-by offering set-up.

50:30 Video of live performance by Bobby Blue Bland – “This Time I’m Gone For Good.”


52:05 The Reverend continues his antics as Pervis continues to flirt with the “Deacons.” There is a joke about how the Reverend’s church is integrated.

57:35 Credits.

58:30 Promo for “Straight Talk.”

59:00 Chicago Independent Bulletin Ad.

59:30 United Negro College Fund Ad.

1:00:30 End of tape.



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