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Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 1972

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ann arbor BLUES & JAZZ festival 1972

A real good time!

Luther Allison

Bobby "Blue" Bland

Boogie Brothers


Dr. John

Freddie King

Sun Ra & his Solar-Myth Arkestra

Bonnie Raitt

Otis Rush

Johnny Shines

Lucille Spann

Hound Dog Taylor

Koko Taylor

Jr. Walker & the All-Stars

Sippie Wallace

Muddy Waters

Howlin' Wolf

Might Joe Young

"One of the most successful, most well put together, and significant musical events . . .incredible historicity!"-Detroit Free Press

"What was promised was delivered . . . an almost hassle-free three-day event, in which about two dozen blues and jazz artists played for crowds estimated at times to be as high as 16,000." -John Weisman, Rolling Stone

"The booking was best of all, a quality blend of the finest blues and blues-derived artists."- Robert Christgau, Newsday 

"The resulting effect was a beautifully balanced weekend of down-home funky blues, a la Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and Hound Dog Taylor, with the searing cacophonous wails of saxophone, trumpets and clarinets...We now have a model for future music festivals."-Ray Townley, Chicago Express

"Atlantic will be releasing an album, a two-record set, in a couple of months, and it should be a collector's item.  The music represents some of the best blues and jazz available anywhere.  The Festival itself was a landmark happening for the counter-culture."-Richie Nusser, Village Voice

"Though the large percentage of the audience was composed of people who probably had no particular leaning toward the music presented, their response to the artists and general environment was exhilarating . . . If the Blues and Jazz Festival dumped one overriding conclusion into our laps it was that the audience is what really counts."-Ben Edmonds, Boston After Dark

Rainbow Cultural History/Ethnic Folk Dance Music Recorded live at Otis Spann Memorial Field

RAINBOW multi media Ann Arbor.  Festival produced by Peter Andrews and John Sinclair

For more music from the Festival check out BAP-TIZUM The Art Ensemble of Chicago  Atlantic SD-1639

Now available on Atlantic Records and Tapes SD-2-502

Lucille Spann  Photo: Lisa Gottlieb