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Documentary:
And This Is Free - The Life And Times Of Chicago's Legendary Maxwell Street (MultiPac - Includes DVD, CD & Booklet)
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Description During its heyday in the early to mid-1900s, the Maxwell Street Market area represented one of the most fascinating chapters in American urban history. People congregated there by the thousands to shop for bargains in stores and on pushcarts.

They went, too, for the endless entertainment of street musicians, including many of Chicago's blues greats, hucksters, rousing preachers, street entertainers and much more.

The DVD includes the classic 1964 documentary on Maxwell Street, “And This Is Free,” an intimate slice of life portrait capturing all the characters and flavor of the market, and “Maxwell Street – A Living Memory,” a captivating look at the early days at the start of the century. Other sections present beautiful early photos with narration documenting them and early film footage, including the famous Chicken Man.

Run Time: 100 mins.
All Region

The CD features Maxwell Street blues fixtures including greats like Robert Nighthawk, Baby Face Leroy, Floyd Jones, J.B. Hutto, Big John Wrencher, Jimmie Rogers, and many more.

The 24 page, oversized booklet features you-are-there perspective from various writers who spent years delighting in Maxwell Street’s endless panorama of entertainment. And it also includes many beautiful period photos.
Track Listing Pet Cream Man - J.B. Hutto & His Hawks
Dark Road - Floyd Jones
Rollin' And Tumblin' Pt.1 - Baby Face Leroy Trio (with Muddy Waters & Little Walter)
Cryin' Shame - Snooky Pryor
Prowling Night Hawk - Robert Nighthawk
John Henry - Arvella Gray
Money Taking Woman - Johnny Young
Maxwell Street Alley Blues - Big John Wrencher
The Spasm - Daddy Stovepipe & Mississippi Sarah
Worried Man Blues - Johnny Williams
Hard Luck John - John Lee Granderson
Against My Will - John Henry Barbee
Christmas Time Blues - Boll Weevil
Rollin' And Tumblin' Pt.2 - Baby Face Leroy Trio (with Muddy Waters & Little Walter)
Maxwell Street Blues - Papa Charlie Jackson
Little Store Blues - Jimmy Rogers & Little Walter
Fourteenth St. Blues - Blind Percy & His Blind Band
This CD is also available as a download from J.B. Hutto & His Hawks - And This Is Free: The Life and Times of Chicago's Legendary Maxwell Street
Audio Samples Pet Cream Man - J.B. Hutto & His Hawks
Dark Road - Floyd Jones
Rollin' And Tumblin' Pt.1 - Baby Face Leroy Trio
Cryin' Shame - Snooky Pryor
Prowling Night Hawk - Robert Nighthawk
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Label SHA - Shanachie
Number 6801
Subsidiary Artists: J.B. Hutto & His Hawks
Floyd Jones
Baby Face Leroy Trio (with Muddy Waters & Little Walter)
Snooky Pryor
Robert Nighthawk
Arvella Gray
Johnny Young
Big John Wrencher
Daddy Stovepipe & Mississippi Sarah
Johnny Williams
John Lee Granderson
John Henry Barbee
Boll Weevil
Papa Charlie Jackson
Jimmy Rogers & Little Walter
Percy & His Blind Band
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