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Thread #118636 Message #2566257
Posted By: Will Fly
13-Feb-09 - 04:41 PM
Thread Name: Newport Folk Festival-goers - there?
Subject: RE: Newport Folk Festival-goers - there?
For me, the high spots of the film - exactly what I thought when I first saw it many years ago - were still the performances by the black performers - the Staple Singers, the Freedom Singers, John Hurt, Son House, Howling Wolf, Sonny & Brownie, etc. They just seemed to have a quality of naturalness and sincere passion that appealed to me more than the other performers.
No attempt to be patronising here - just how the performances struck me personally.