Living Texas Blues

Directed by Alan Govenar and Les Blank

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Details: Deep Ellum Blues 1985, 12 minutes, color, Producer: Dallas Museum of Art, Director: Alan Govenar, Cinematographer: Pacho Lane; Cigarette Blues 1985, 6 minutes, color, Producer: Dallas Museum of Art, Directors: Alan Govenar and Les Blank; Battle of the Guitars 1985, 12 minutes, color, Producer: Dallas Museum of Art, Director: Alan Govenar, Cinematographer: Pacho Lane

Three-in-one, consisting of “Deep Ellum Blues" which explores the 1920s and 1930s night life in Dallas through the music of Bill Neely; “Cigarette Blues" featuring Sonny Rhodes and the Texas Twisters performing at Eli's Mile High Club in Oakland, California; and “Battle of the Guitars" which shows the ranging influence of Aaron "T-Bone" Walker through the performance of Pete Mayes and Joe Hughes at the Doll House Club in Houston.