Episode three is entitled "Blues Medicine..". In a dramatic shift from the order of the first 2 shows, this one doesn’t follow a similar format. The third installment of this expressive series is primarily a feature interview with Morgan Davis interspersed with live footage. It is a really insightful feature. Viewers will feel as if they have got to know Morgan and that he revealed far more of his personal side than could be expected at one of his live performances.
The revered Canadian blues musician talks about being born and raised in Detroit. Later, his family moved to California. By now it was the late 60s and Davis was drafted for the Vietnam War. He was very anti-war so he struck out for Canada. After a brief stint as a school teacher, Morgan devoted his life to a career in blues. The first time he was paid for playing the blues he couldn’t believe it. Davis feels lucky to be earning a living as a blues musician. "So few people do what they love for a living." He is cognizant of the fact that the first couple generations of blues artists had it very tough on the road. "If my heroes can make it, I can make it." His idols include Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters. A career highlight occurred when Davis backed Hubert Sumlin for a week in the mid-70s. Throughout the feature, Morgan talks about himself and his music as if in the comfort of your own family room. He speaks as if he has known you for years. Mako Funasaka obviously made Davis feel comfortable and has successfully captured this feel on camera.
Distinguished singer/songwriter/guitarist, Colin Linden, receives airtime via a concept video. Shown in his signature buttoned to the top black shirt, Linden plays marvelous acoustic slide guitar.
Look for reviews of the remaining 3 episodes to be added over the next few weeks.
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"TaLkin' bLuEs" TV Series - Episode 4
"TaLkin' bLuEs" TV Series - Episode 2
"TaLkin' bLuEs" TV Series - Episode 1
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