A movie about a collective of artists and musicians in Memphis who loved Blues music enough to change the way we think about it.
Text by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi
DooBeeDoo and I are happy to hear that our contributor and friend the cool Augusta Palmer has a new film The Blues Society in the works. She’s been thinking to do this documentary for quite a while. I think it’s the right timing to do this docu film. It’ll support perfectly the “Black Lives Matter” movement. The Blues stands for #BlackLivesMatter. It’s the voice of this movement.
The subject matter is the amazing Memphis Country Blues Festivals of 1966-1969, which were organized to celebrate Memphis blues musicians like Furry Lewis, Nathan Beauregard, and Bukka White (just to name a few). The organizers were another amazing group of blues lovers, including Bill Barth, Nancy Jeffries, Randall Lyon, Jimmy Crosthwait, Chris Wimmer, and Augusta’s dad, Bob Palmer (again, just to name a few!).
DooBeeDoo endorses this important Kickstarter campaign and encourages all blues lovers and supporters of #BlackLivesMatter to donate some money or monetary love.
“All you need is love…Kickstarter love… Da-dara-dada, da-da, da-da…all you need is love…Da-dara-dada, da-da, da-da…”
Check out this great trailer featuring Robort Gordon, Peter Guralnick, Misty Lavender (formerly Marcia Hare), and the Reverend John Wilkins.
Augusta offers following rewards: Vinyl & t-shirts from Fat Possum, the fabulous album Luck in a Hurry by the Scissormen, albums from Dave Soldier’s fabulous Mulatta Records‘, signed hardcover copies of A Man Called Destruction( Holly George Warren‘s Alex Chilton biography), and much more.
Please spread the word about this project on social media and in your websites or blogs.
More about the fundraiser campaign here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/299640613/the-blues-society-a-documentary-film
This project will only be funded if at least $35,000 is pledged by .