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Rainin' In My Heart: Back to the Blues (2002)



Genre: Documentary

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2002-12-5

Duration: 00:56:40

Subjects: Music | Blues (music) | Kelly, Arthur "Guitar" | Hogan, Silas | Gray, Henry, 1925- | Guy, Buddy | THOMAS, TABBY | King, Chris Thomas | Bruce, Brian | Acosta, Kenny | Neal, Raful, 1936- | Spitzer, Nicholas R. | Singleton, T Bone | Killerbee, Elvin | Neal, Kenny | Tabby's Blues Box (Baton Rouge, La.) | Hemingbough (St. Francisville, La.)


  • Bush, Charles Producer
  • King, Chris Thomas Interviewee
  • Spitzer, Nick Interviewee
  • Sandmel, Ben Interviewee
  • Lindsay, Frank Interviewee
  • Bruce, Brian Interviewee
  • Smith, Moses "Whisperin'" Performer
  • Kelly, Arthur "Guitar" Performer
  • Hogan, Silas Performer
  • Gray, Henry Performer
  • Brady, Phil Interviewee
  • Lil Ray Neal and the Neal Family Performer
  • Acosta, Kenny Performer
  • Neal, Raful Performer
  • Evans, Samira Interviewee
  • Singleton, T Bone Performer
  • Killerbee, Elvin Performer
  • Guy, Buddy Performer
  • Long, Worth Interviewee
  • Thomas, Tabby Interviewee
  • Johnson, James Performer
  • Neal, Kenny Performer


This documentary from December 5, 2002, is a follow-up to the 1985 LPB documentary “Rainin’ In My Heart: A Blues Mosaic.” It focuses on the history of the blues music scene in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and highlights the new generation of blues musician who are carrying on the traditions of their fathers and grandfathers. This program includes highlights from the 1985 documentary, including interviews and performances by: Brian Bruce; Moses “Whisperin’” Smith; Arthur “Guitar” Kelly; Silas Hogan; Henry Gray; Buddy Guy (in Chicago); Tabby Thomas; and Kenny Acosta. It also includes highlights from the 2002 Full Moon Blues Festival at Hemingbough in St. Francisville, Louisiana, with performances by: Lil Ray Neal and the Neal Family; T-Bone Singleton; Elvin Killerbee; Kenny Acosta; Raful Neal; James Johnson; and Kenny Neal. Lastly, it also features interviews with: Chris Thomas King, musician; Nick Spitzer, a folklorist and the producer of WWNO’s “American Routes”; Ben Sandmel, author; Frank Lindsay of the House of Blues Foundation; Phil Brady, co-producer of the Full Moon Blues Festival; Kenny Acosta, musician; Raful Neal, musician; Samira Evans of WWOZ Radio; Worth Long, blues historian; and Tabby Thomas, owner of Tabby’s Blue Box.