Rhythm & Blues

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 by Festival visitor Yuri Vaysgant, who very concisely and elegantly captured the joy that the event inspired. Yuri is a Boston-based freelance photographer and filmmaker. He told us, “This was my … Continue reading Soul Train Dance Party in 90 Seconds

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. Jerry “Swamp Dogg” Williams talks about the early years of his career; and two members of his band, Moog Star (keyboards) and Lucky Lloyd (guitar), describe what it’s like to play … Continue reading Swamp Dogg performs “Total Destruction to Your Mind”

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 jazz performances, they are also recognized for their versatile repertoire, which includes rhythm and blues, country-western, and classical music. Videography by David Barnes, Pruitt Allen, and Brandon Callahan; editing by Michael … Continue reading Presenting the Monitors of Wilson County, North Carolina