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New Release from Newport Jazz 1960 - Afternoon Blues Featuring Muddy Waters

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Just released, from the Wolfgang's Vault collection of Newport Jazz 1960 - an afternoon of Blues that might have been the end for Newport Jazz. The performances recorded and digitized for your free streaming or download pleasure include several notable moments by:

Langston Hughes - narrator
Muddy Waters - guitar, vocals
Otis Spann - piano
Tal Harris - guitar
Andrew Stevens - bass
James Cotton - harmonica
Francis Clay - drums

John Lee Hooker - guitar, vocals

Sammy Price - piano
Lafayette Thomas - guitar, vocals
Betty Jeanette - vocals
Dave Pochonet - drums

Butch Cage - violin
Willie Thomas - guitar

Special guest:
Jimmy Rushing - vocals

Dr. Harry Oster - commentary

For its afternoon lecture/demonstration program at the 1960 Newport Jazz Festival, promoter George Wein gathered some of the prominent names in blues music, including Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and Jimmy Rushing, each representing a different aspect of this quintessentially American roots music. Narrator Langston Hughes, poet laureate of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s as well as a witness and chronicler of the Jazz Age, provided insightful commentary for the assembled Newport crowd, along with Dr. Harry Oster. Both esteemed authorities preside over an entertaining and enlightening Sunday afternoon program at Freebody Park.

For more of this historic Blues meets Jazz concert event, click here.

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