Recently restored archival footage by UNC Southern Folklife Collection, courtesy of Jas Obrecht and footage from the private collection of Johnnie Smith, sixty- five minutes of unseen footage of Junior Kimbrough circa 89/1990.
From the home movie collection of local Holly Springs, MS resident Johnnie Smith. Junior Kimbrough and the Soul Blues Boys play two songs at her father’s, John Smith’s horse farm located on Hwy 309 near Holly Springs. May 4, 1989 (8 mins. video) Joe Ayers smoking on bass, drums “Allabu Juju”.
Provided and filmed by acclaimed music writer Jas Obrecht, Junior Kimbrough seen playing inside the Chewalla Rib Shack, with Joe Ayers on bass and Calvin Jackson on drums. Excellent quality footage captures the atmosphere of a Mississippi juke joint unfiltered. After Junior performs he consents to an interview where he talks candidly about his style of music, Cotton Patch Blues. This part of the film served as the Q/A section of “Junior Kimbrough: Mississippi Juke Joint Blues,” Guitar Player “, Aug. ’95. Filmed Sept. 23, 1990, 58 mins.
With the permission of Jas Obrecht, UNC Southern FolkLife Collection
In conjunction with The Son and Friends of Junior Kimbrough
Kimbrough Cotton Patch Soul Blues Festival
produced by/product of Robert Kimbrough Sr. Inc. + FANCY! Partners