Saturday, March 1, 2014
Bush/Atwater Music Film Surfaces
Great and surprising piece at NYT just now on "long lost" film of blues and R&B stars performing for--and with--George H.W. Bush one day after he was sworn in as president in 1989. Of course it was masterminded by Lee Atwater, his chief political aide and music nut, famous for racial poltics. So you might see why the film disappeared for so long. It's airing tonight on some PBS stations and then on DVD. Stars Carla Thomas, Willie Dixon, Bo Diddley, Percy Sledge, Dr. John (ouch), Ron Wood, more. Atwater played guitar but is missing in the film...
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