Thursday, April 5, 2012


Many thanks to Marc, who in the comments of the last post pointed out the existence of rare footage of Hop Wilson and Lee Semien in this film [at 6:11]. But that's not all, 'cause ya see "On The Road Again" is stuffed with outrageously good one-of-a-kind performances from beginning to end, some of which I'm sure you've seen as lower quality clips on youtube.

Anyway, I personally had never seen the movie in it's entirety, and if you haven't either, then you owe it to yourself to take a look.


  1. Thank you for your posts. I think I have this on a 130 minutes DVD: Dietrich Wawzyn - His Story Of Jazz- Vol.1

  2. And the same footage as is on On The Road Again is now available on DVD on Arhoolie's Down Home Music: A Journey Through the Heartland 1963 along with a bunch of performances not on the Yazoo VHS. Great stuff any way you see it. And if only there was more of the Hop Wilson footage . . . sigh.

  3. Yeah the Down Home Music DVD from Arhoolie is well worth grabbing, some great Rev. Overstreet footage amongst others.

  4. thanks so much for this, I didn't know it ... will try to get me the entire documentary.
    once in a while I get across some real down home music from our days on youtube, I think a nice example is the following (gospel singer Geneva Jones and her family):