Raw footage for the TV series Chicago Slices. Segments include: Inspiration Cafe, Edsel, Gyros, Tribute to Lefty Dizz at Buddy Guy's Legends.
00:00Copy video clip URL B-roll of exterior store front of Inspiration Cafe. The camera shutter speed is over cranked causing motion blur and slow motion.
00:10Copy video clip URL A middle aged African American man named Harry quickly wipes a metallic counter and prepares coffee to be brewed. He says this place inspires people to do the right thing. The people here are treated with respect and dignity. He notes he is a staff member and is preparing coffee for tomorrow morning.
01:49Copy video clip URL B-roll of a plaque on the wall. It reads: The Miracle of Friendship that speaks to the blessings of friendship.
01:56Copy video clip URL Videographer cuts. Static.
02:00Copy video clip URL B-roll exterior of a large yard filled with rows of old cars.
02:15Copy video clip URL The videographer examines an old Edsel that looks in good shape.
02:38Copy video clip URL A man in uniform, identified later as Warren, comes out and approaches the Edsel. He notes he bought the car four years ago at an auto auction. He notes it’s a 1958 Edsel, automatic, 8 cylinders. He ensures it’s well built and still runs. He opens the hood and shows the spacious engine noting how much room there is to work. He says he’s selling the car because he’s had it four years and doesn’t have time to fool with it. He says there’s a story behind the making of Edsel, but he doesn’t know it. He knows Edsel was the son of a Ford and they named the car after him. The car was only manufactured for two years, well built, way ahead of its time.
04:46Copy video clip URL The man notes that Edsel came out too early. It was ahead of its time. He says when the car first came out people were selling their Cadillacs to buy Edsels.
05:25Copy video clip URL B-roll of the car. The videographer gets into the front seat and examines the dash board. The owner says the car has 43,000 miles on it. He says he bought the car from the original owner. The car came out of Lockport.
07:30Copy video clip URL The man notes that the other cars on his lot he bought for parts. He notes all the cars are foreign.
08:00Copy video clip URL B-roll of the Edsel. Close up of the headlights, grill, etc.
08:13Copy video clip URL The man comments that new cars today are nothing but tin. An Edsel is like a tank. “If I was going to get hit in a car, I wouldn’t mind being in an Edsel.” He notes that the car has the original color, an orange-red. Continued b-roll of the car.
09:41Copy video clip URL Interior of W & W Foreign Auto Parts shop. B-roll of the shop and its employees at work.
10:10Copy video clip URL Change of location. B-roll of Zeus Carry Out, 806 W. Jackson in Greektown. Short order cooks are busy at work. One man fills an order. A worker, Sam Floros, serves a customer.
12:06Copy video clip URL Floros says most people order gyros or chicken salad.
12:17Copy video clip URL B-roll of the gyros station, the meat is rotating on a spit. Floros explains gyros meat is 80 per cent lamb, 20 per cent beef. The meat is pressed and weighs about 20 pounds. He notes he can make about 45 sandwiches from one pack of meat. He makes a gyros sandwich for the videographer to demonstrate the process. Floros notes that everyone in Greece loves lamb. He gets his lamb meet from a gyros factory.
14:23Copy video clip URL Floros notes that a good gyros sandwich comes with onion, tomato and tzatziki sauce. He notes that most gyros are made the same, though some places use different spices. He continues cooking various foods, preparing various orders. He says he knows when the meat is cooked by sight, the look of it.
15:27Copy video clip URL Floros takes an order from a customer and fills another. He shaves the outer surface of the gyros meat into a pan to make the videographer’s sandwich. He says only the outside of the meat is cooked and as it is shaved off, the uncooked meat underneath sits exposed until heated up for the next order. He notes that the word “gyros” in Greek means cycle, turning in a circular motion.
16:36Copy video clip URL Floros makes the videographer’s sandwich adding vegetables and sauce.
17:10Copy video clip URL Floros spells his name for camera.
17:14Copy video clip URL B-roll of Zeus Carry Out promotional sign.
17:19Copy video clip URL Change of location. Interior blues club. A party is in progress. Interview with Fernando Jones, cousin of the late blues guitarist Lefty Dizz. Jones gives testimony to what a great guy Dizz was He notes tonight at the blues club people are holding a tribute in his honor and to raise money for the family to help cover medical expenses from when Dizz was sick.
18:41Copy video clip URL Interview with Wayne Brooks, who says he hung out with Dizz a couple of times. They met at the Checkerboard six years ago. He says Dizz was a good man and that he’d given him a ride home after pub hopping. He says Dizz used to talk about his days in the Army. Brooks says he’s a guitarist and works as a roadie for the Lonnie Brooks Band.
19:48Copy video clip URL Interview with Eddie King, who says Dizz was a good entertainer and he knew how to put on a show.
20:22Copy video clip URL Interview with Stan Chamberlain, who thinks Dizz was a wonderful guitar player. He’s here tonight to play Dizz’s music so he can help keep it alive.
20:49Copy video clip URL Interview with Dizz’s first manager in 1973. He notes he got Dizz his first job fronting his own band, and got him gigs at Kalamazoo College, the Bicentennial festival at the Smithsonian Institution, opened for Barry White. He raves about how wonderful Dizz was. “My life has been immeasurably enriched … and I miss him terribly.” He notes Dizz was under appreciated by the industry and that his legend was built all by himself. He notes Dizz played all over the world and will be missed in the US, Japan, Brazil, France.
22:12Copy video clip URL B-roll of the crowd of tribute payers. A woman named Sarah Knight says that Dizz was one of the best, a nice guy who played his guitar upside down.
23:09Copy video clip URL Continued b-roll of the crowd. The emcee is on stage facilitating a raffle. Various shots of the crowd.
23:53Copy video clip URL A man dressed in a cowboy outfit, identified as the Black Lone Ranger, takes the stage and sings a raunchy song. He twirls his pistol for emphasis.
29:22Copy video clip URL The Lone Ranger exits the stage as the band continues to play.
29:40Copy video clip URL Interview with the Lone Ranger. He says he met Lefty Dizz in the early 1960s and sung with him a few times. He notes that Lefty was a great guy. He says he misses him and the blues world misses him. He notes that when Lefty played the blues he’d say, “if I don’t make no money I can’t stay here. If I make money I’ll be here.” He says that everyone cared for Lefty Dizz and that he was a great man.
31:17Copy video clip URL B-roll of a band playing a lively blues tune.
32:40Copy video clip URL Chicago Slices staffer Ahdee Goldberg smiles and waves to camera.
32:45Copy video clip URL Interview with Bob Jones, songwriter. He says Dizz was to record some of his songs. He notes that Dizz was a very serious person dedicated to music and to the community. He says a lot of people playing today owe it to Dizz.
33:39Copy video clip URL Interview with Cicero Blake, who says he’s known Dizz for 30 years. The first time we met was in 1962 when Dizz and his band played on Blake’s music recording session. He says Dizz was a great guy. He says that in 1962, Dizz had come in from Georgia to work with Sonny Thompson. He and Dizz toured with Thompson 3 or 4 years. We’ve been friends ever since. He notes as soon as Dizz got to Chicago people recognized his talent and that he was a great guy. If he were here today, Blake notes, Dizz would love it. He attended a similar event in December at which Dizz appeared and he loved it.
35:26Copy video clip URL B-roll of another band playing in tribute to Dizz.
40:56Copy video clip URL The band finishes, the crowd cheers. The band goes into a second song as a female singer gets up and joins in a soulful, lively blues tune.
48:18Copy video clip URL The song ends. The crowd cheers. The woman works the crowd talking about the worthiness of tonight’s cause. She says he helped start her career and then goes into another song, a heavy blues piece.
53:05Copy video clip URL The song ends. The singer invites the audience to dance and falls into a groovy tune. Various b-roll of the audience dancing, the band playing, and singers singing. The footage ends mid-song.
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