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Rainin' in My Heart: A Blues Mosaic (1985)



Genre: Documentary

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985

Duration: 00:57:27

Subjects: MUSIC | Blues (music) | Tabby's Blues Box (Baton Rouge, La.) | Baton Rouge Blues Festival | FESTIVALS | Kelly, Arthur "Guitar" | Hogan, Silas | Gray, Henry, 1925- | Guy, Buddy | THOMAS, TABBY | King, Chris Thomas | Smith, Moses, 1932-1984 | Bruce, Brian | Acosta, Kenny | Neal, Raful, 1936-


  • Leslie, Carole Producer
  • Leslie, Carole Editor
  • Richard, Todd Editor
  • Richard, Todd Photographer
  • Bush, Charles Photographer
  • Spitzer, Nicholas Interviewee
  • Long, Worth Interviewee
  • Bruce, Brian Interviewee
  • Kelly, Arthur "Guitar" Interviewee
  • Hogan, Silas Interviewee
  • Gray, Henry Interviewee
  • Guy, Buddy Interviewee
  • Thomas, Tabby Interviewee
  • Miller, J.D. Interviewee
  • Thomas, Chris Interviewee
  • Smith, Moses Performer
  • Acosta, Kenny Performer
  • Neal, Raful Performer


A 1985 documentary focused on the evolution and growth of the blues music scene in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This program features interviews and performances with musicians Arthur “Guitar” Kelly, Silas Hogan, Henry Gray, Buddy Guy (in Chicago), Tabby Thomas, Chris Thomas, the late Moses “Whisperin’” Smith, Brian Bruce, Kenny Acosta and the House Reckers and Raful Neal. Commentary is also provided by folklorist Nicholas Spitzer, blues historian Worth Long, and record producer J.D. Miller. Several performances were shot at Tabby’s Blues Box and the Baton Rouge Blues Festival.