Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Singers to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of the Blues & Gospel Train Concert


In a very exciting piece of news, several singers are getting ready to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the famous Blues & Gospel Train concert that took place at a train station in Manchester, UK, on May 7, 1964.

The concert, which was released as a film, features the great Muddy Waters, Cousin Joe, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee.

Here's Muddy Waters performing 'Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had' from that show:

Now, on May 3rd, several musicians including Phil Busby, will perform at Whalley Range, close to the original location of the concert. Phil had this to say:

"Coming over to the UK to play gigs like this reignited the careers of musicians like Muddy Waters, and the Blues and Gospel Train gig has become an iconic moment in Blues music history. This single film that Granada made has become part of the memory of the British music scene."

You can visit the event page of [Facebook] and if you are in the UK you owe it to yourself to be there!!

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