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2011 Festival Video - Rhythm & Blues

Lucky Lloyd, R&B Guitar Player

Musician Lucky Lloyd was here for the first week of the Festival, playing lead guitar with Swamp Dogg. In this interview,Read More


Diz Russell of Sonny Til’s Orioles

Vocalist Albert “Diz” Russell of Sonny Til’s Orioles talks about Duke Ellington, the history of doo-wop, and the birth ofRead More


The Funk Brothers: Stop in the Name of Love

The Funk Brothers, a coalescence of talented studio musicians, backed over eighty #1 singles. From 1959 to 1972, the group supported theRead More


Fred Wesley and the New JBs

Fred Wesley, legendary jazz trombonist and former band leader for James Brown, brings the funk to the Motor City StageRead More


Colombian Chirimía Meets American Rhythm & Blues

On the last day of the Festival, July 11, musicians from Chirimía la Contundencia (Quibdó, Colombia) and the Monitors (WilsonRead More


Presenting the Monitors of Wilson County, North Carolina

The Monitors, from Wilson County, North Carolina, have been performing for over fifty years. Best known for their R&B and jazzRead More


Swamp Dogg Live!

Celebrated songwriter, producer, singer, musician, and performer Jerry “Swamp Dogg” Williams performs his song “Crawdad Hole.” Video shot by EricRead More


Swamp Dogg performs “Total Destruction to Your Mind”

Swamp Dogg and company perform “Total Destruction to Your Mind,” the title song of Swamp Dogg’s first LP from 1970. JerryRead More


Soul Train Dance Party in 90 Seconds

We are happy to share this wonderful video of the June 30 Soul Train Dance Party. This was shot byRead More