Thursday, August 14, 2014
The late, great Mel Brown was a talented, Mississippi-born blues legend who chose to spend his life in Kitchener, Ontario. Sadly, he left us in 2009 but his career and legacy are celebrated in Love Lost and Found: The Story of Mel Brown.
This amazing documentary, directed by Kitchener's Sean Jasmins, does justice to Mel's memory. Narrated by his widow, Miss Angel and featuring musical footage from the 80s to some of his final performances, we get to experience his journey from its humble beginnings to entering the musical elite to choosing Kitchener as his adopted home.
Along the way, we are treated to great interviews with international musicians such as Mavis Staples, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Marcia Ball, and Joe Louis Walker. Canadian blues stars such as Steve Strongman, Julian Fauth, Cheryl Lescom, Ian Taylor, Matt Storch, Danny Michel and Jordan Patterson also discuss Mel's incredible life and legacy. Members of his band, the Homewreckers, offer a few cool road stories as well. To top things off, there's a cool special feature: audio footage of a 1968 recording session with his dad, John Henry "Bubba" Brown, where Mel plays second guitar.
This must-have DVD is available exclusively at Encore Records in Kitchener.
Video above courtesy of Peter Beacock
2 videos above courtesy of Gitar Carl
Blast from the Past: Mel Brown Passes
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