14 Pews presents American Folk Blues Festival Vol. 4 and The Gospel Train

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The American Folk Blues Festival Vol. 1, 1962-66
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On May 7, 1964, Granada Television broadcast Blues and Gospel Train, a program directed by John Hamp featuring Muddy Waters, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Rev. Gary Davis, Cousin Jo,e and Otis Spann. For filming, the company transformed the disused Wilbraham Road railway station into "Chorltonville," giving it the supposed appearance of a southern U.S.-style station. About 200 fans were brought by train to the platform opposite the performers. The performance was interrupted by a rainstorm, after which Tharpe performed the gospel song "Didn't It Rain."

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14 Pews
800 Aurora St.
Houston, TX

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$10