'Deep Sea Blues'
(Various / Blu ray / NR / (2007) 2015 / MVD Visual)
Overview: Since the 1960s, generations of fans have adopted outdoor festivals as the ideal place to experience live musical performances. But in recent years, the best American music festivals have moved on board specially chartered cruise ships sailing from the U.S. to the Caribbean, Mexico, and elsewhere.
One of the first and most successful of these, Roger Naber's Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, is now considered the true Woodstock of the Waves, offering, as it does, the finest in traditional and contemporary music along with the same sense of peace, love and community spirit most often associated with late '60s rock festivals.
Blu ray Verdict: For those not in the know, Roger Naber's Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise to the Caribbean in January 2007, featured more than 70 performances along with 14 special guests! A "Woodstock of the Waves," it offered the same sense of peace, love, and community spirit most often associated with late '60s rock festivals. The cruise also featured daylong stops on St. John, St. Barths, and Grand Turk, with additional concerts and a "blues wedding" on the beach.
Tab Benoit - 'We Make A Good Gumbo'
Bobby Rush w/Deanna Bogart Band - 'Ride My Automobile'
Michael Burks Blues Band - 'As The Years Go By'
Earl Thomas w/ Michael Rasmussen - 'Maybe In The Next Life'
Leon Blue - 'Piano Improvisation'
Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials - 'Icicles In My Meatloaf'
Commander Cody Band - 'Seeds And Stems Again'
Tasha Taylor w/Phantom Blues Band - 'Wonder Woman'
Joey Gilmore Blues Band - 'Bit Off More Than I Could Chew'
Otis Clay - 'A Nickel And A Nail'
Watermelon Slim Band - 'Black Water'
Buckwheat Zydeco Band - 'Jackpot'
Mitch Woods' Big Easy Boogie - 'Hattie Green'
Kim WIlson - 'Lonesome Boogie'
Fabulous Thunderbirds - 'Painted On'
Ruthie Foster Band - 'Travelin' Shoes (Death Comes A-Knockin')'
Tommy Castro Band - 'Nasty Habits'
Ronnie Baker Brooks w/Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue - 'Deep Sea Blues'
Mel Waiters - 'Smooth Sailin' Tonight'
Tab Benoit - 'We Make A Good Gumbo (Extended)'
Otis Clay - 'A Nickel And A Nail (Extended)'
Michael Burks Blues Band - 'As The Years Go By (Extended)'
Joey Gilmore Blues Band - 'Bit Off More Than I Could Chew (Extended)'
Murali Coryell - 'I'm Spending All My Money On You'
Duwayne Burnside w/Michael Burks & Mike Finnigan - 'Pressure'
Jimbo Mathis [i.e. Mathus] - 'Sliding Delta'
As mentioned above, it also featured daylong stops on the gorgeous islands of St. John, St. Barth's, and Grand Turk, two of which hosted additional concerts, and one a unique blues wedding on the beach. Director Robert Mugge captured that cruise for his film 'DEEP SEA BLUES', presented here on Blu-ray for the first time. Also included as a bonus is the film 'ALL JAMS ON DECK' which was produced by Mugge and Diana Zelman on Roger Naber's October 2010 Blues Cruise to the Mexican Riviera, featuring music by Elvin Bishop, Marcia Ball, Tommy Castro, Johnny & Edgar Winter, Kim Wilson, Lee Oskar, Commander Cody, Coco Montoya, Lowrider Band, Larry McCray, Rick Estrin, Jimmy Thackery, Sista Monica Parker, John Nemeth, Steve Berlin, Vasti Jackson, Leon Blue, Rev. Billy C. Wirtz, Eden Brent, Mike Schermer, and Kelley Hunt. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Bonus Film: 'All Jams On Deck'