Blues And More

Blues man Pervis Spann hosts his absurdist comedy show, which also features music videos from blues and R&B artists. Richard Stamz and Carl Wright are guests.

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3:44Copy video clip URL Pervis Spann introduces show and guests – Richard Stamz and Carl Wright. Stamz was a pioneer in Black radio and television. (He was on radio station WGES). Wright is playing a reverend this week. Stamz claims he got his hat in 1937 from Bugs Moran, a gangster and that it is made of pressed and bleached fur instead of felt.

9:20Copy video clip URL Music video for song by Robert Cray Band called “Smokin Gun”. Includes footage from San Francisco Music Festival 1982, the “Strong Persuader” sessions, and The Rainbow Club in Seattle 1985.

13:08Copy video clip URL Spann talks about the previous video.

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16:53Copy video clip URL Spann talks about Stamz and WGES. Also about Roy’s canned Chitterlings, which Spann claims are a delicacy. They claim that Roy’s was the largest store chain in Chicago at the time, bigger than Jewel or Dominick’s.

21:30Copy video clip URL Music video for song by Al Green called “Leave The Guns At Home.” Cheesy – has people from all over the world saddened by gun violence and eventually reconciling and building a new future.

24:54Copy video clip URL Spann talks about Al Green.

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28:20Copy video clip URL Spann returns to ask Stamz aobut lovemaking at an old age (Stamz is 88). Stamz says when he quits his life will be over. Spann asks Stamz if he has ever had sex with a fat woman, and Stamz says he has to check his files to know.

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38:15Copy video clip URL Pervis returns to the topic of sex with fat women. Wright tells a joke about Stamz having sex with a 22 year old girl.

41:42Copy video clip URL Music video for song by Tony Terry called “With You.” This video is very 90s. Singing and synthesizers.

45:32Copy video clip URL Spann says that Terry reminds him of a singer. Stamz talks about the Cotton Field Blues and about cotton pickers. He also talks about traveling with a minstrel show. He says he started out playing the ukelele and then the banjo.

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51:06Copy video clip URL Spann says that Stamz represents the origins of show business in America. Stamz talks about stars of the minstrel shows, including Bessie Smith, who was injured and was refused by a hospital because she was Black. She bled to death in front of the hospital. Wright talks about early Black traveling shows. His favorite show was called Harlem in Havana, which later became the Harlem Revue. Wright eventually traveled with that show. They talk about tap dancing, which was called buck dancing in Stamz’s day. They say that now people in show business make a lot of money, but that when they were young, they didn’t make any money in show business.

58:00Copy video clip URL Credits.

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