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Say Brother; Point of View, A; Interview with Buddy Guy and Junior Wells

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03/21/1974

In this clip Topper Carew interviews Blues musicians Buddy Guy and Junior Wells about their musical influences. Overall the pProgram focuses on three blues musicians: Buddy Guy (guitarist), Junior Wells (harmonica player and vocalist) and Howlin' Wolf (vocalist), all credited with producing music that captures the "everyday" experience of African Americans. Program jumps back and forth between concert footage, host Topper Carew's interviews with Guy and Wells, commentary by Carew on the musicians' songs, and "psychedelic-style" video pieces that serve as visual backdrops for the songs of featured musicians. Produced by Topper Carew. Directed by Conrad White.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Point of View, A
Program Number

319

Title

Interview with Buddy Guy and Junior Wells

Series Description

Say Brother is WGBH's longest running public affairs television program by, for and about African Americans, and is now known as Basic Black. Since its inception in 1968, Say Brother has featured the voices of both locally and nationally known African American artists, athletes, performers, politicians, professionals, and writers including: Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Thomas Atkins, Amiri Baraka, Doris Bunte, Julian Bond, Stokely Carmichael, Louis Farrakhan, Nikki Giovanni, Odetta Gordon, Henry Hampton, Benjamin Hooks, Jesse Jackson, Hubie Jones, Mel King, Eartha Kitt, Elma Lewis, Haki Madhubuti, Wallace D. Muhammad, Charles Ogletree, Babatunde Olatunji, Byron Rushing, Owusu Sadaukai, and Sonia Sanchez. Series release date: 7/15/1968

Program Description

Program focuses on three blues musicians: Buddy Guy (guitar), Junior Wells (harmonica and vocals) and Howlin Wolf (vocals), all credited with producing music that captures the "everyday" experience of Black Americans. Program jumps back and forth between concert footage, host Topper Carew's interviews with Guy and Wells, commentary by Carew on the musicians songs, and "psychedelic-style" video pieces that serve as visual backdrops for the songs of featured musicians.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
African American musicians
Blues musicians
Wells, Junior, 1934-1998
Guy, Buddy
Howlin' Wolf, 1910-1976
Blues (Music)
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Carew, Topper (Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
Contributors
Eldridge, Bobby (Synthesis Musician)
Davis, Tony (Assistant To The Producer)
Milton, Ron (Synthesis Musician)
Neloms, Bob (Synthesis Musician)
Nicholas , Huntley, Jr. (Film Sound)
Allen, Mark (Synthesis)
Willy, Rockin (Synthesis Musician)
Mack, Bobby (Synthesis Musician)
Letman, Will (Synthesis Musician)
Carew, Topper (Synthesis)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Point of View, A; Interview with Buddy Guy and Junior Wells,” 03/21/1974, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 6, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D9AE55BDFF8B40C4B76F83B428ECA5FD.
MLA: “Say Brother; Point of View, A; Interview with Buddy Guy and Junior Wells.” 03/21/1974. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 6, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D9AE55BDFF8B40C4B76F83B428ECA5FD>.
APA: Say Brother; Point of View, A; Interview with Buddy Guy and Junior Wells. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D9AE55BDFF8B40C4B76F83B428ECA5FD
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