Gunsmoke Blues - Muddy Waters, Big Mama Thornton
and Big Joe Turner

One weekend in November 1971, bluesfreak, Link Wyler, and his buddies from the Gunsmoke TV crew gave into temptation. On production hiatus, they bolted Hollywood to go and film Muddy Waters, Big Mama Thornton, Big Joe Turner, and George "Harmonica" Smith, who were then barnstorming the Pacific Northwest with their bands. Available here for the first time ever in Gunsmoke Blues are the best of those performances, with Muddy, Big Mama, Big Joe, and George Smith seen--and heard--in rare form.

See and hear Muddy Waters (Mannish Boy, Long Distance Call, (I’m Your) Hoochie Coochie Man, Got My Mojo Working, She’s Nineteen Years Old); Big Joe Turner (Hide and Seek, Shake Rattle and Roll, Night Time Is The Right Time); Big Mama Thornton (Ball and Chain, Hound Dog, Rock Me Baby) and George “Harmonica" Smith (Juke, Leaving Chicago, Summertime).

Produced by Toby Byron
Directed by Michael Burlingame
Written by Michael Burlingame and Toby Byron

Produced by Multiprises, LLC

Distributed by: Universal Music (North America); Dreyfus Music (Europe); Movienet (Japan)