Talk A Blues Streak

Talk A Blues Streak

Billy Prewitt began playing blues 6 decades ago. A surviving staple on the Chicago blues scene his podcast takes you on a colorful storybook journey through his long life in his own words, stopping off at the places he’s been & everywhere in between. Telling about the people he’s met & played with leading up to his Emmy winning documentary, the only blues documentary to ever win an Emmy called Talk A Blues Streak ”The Documentary.” An accomplished lead guitarist and master of the blues harmonica he has secured his place in Chicago musical history as he continues to play live. Each episode of the podcast ends with an original song about the story told. Listen & follow for free with no commercial interruptions.

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May 25, 2023 18 mins

Episode #1....  Billy growing up with his buddy, a front man who happened to be a drummer before he was called Buddy Miles and seeing his band for the first time in Omaha Nebraska.  Recalling the stories of how they became close friends and traveled to the blues capitol of the world "CHICAGO".  In the studio or out on the town they reconnected the music bond that was formed from years before. This episode ends with a never before ...

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Episode #2.... A once in a lifetime experience through an unlocked door leads to some valuable life lessons and lyrics about living on the road...finally sharing the music that resulted in this episode for the first time.  

Producer/Director/Concept & Enthusiasm-Hector Perez.  Rocket Productions 

Executive Producer-Linda Melazzo

Graphic Designer-Dan Perez

For more go to BillyPrewitt.com

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Episode #3.... After attending Woodstock in 69 Richie Havens shines a light to make Billy take up permanent residence for 2 frigid Chicago winters in an an old van (before it was fashionable), taking "living on the road" to another dimension. Still determined to become a solo artist Steve Goodman asks Billy to play harmonica on his song called "City of New Orleans" that turned out to be a big hit for another featured Woodstock solo...

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Episode #4....A recording dream unfolds with "So Many Barriers" laying down tracks on a hot summer night in Chicago behind the scenes.  Meeting these 3 recording legends and spending weeks improvising blues licks in 1969.

Producer/Director/Concept & Enthusiasm-Hector Perez.  Rocket Productions 

Executive Producer-Linda Melazzo

Graphic Designer-Dan Perez

For more go to BillyPrewitt.com

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Episode #5....Billy gets hired by the great Otis Rush in 1966 after a spur of the moment chance encounter audition in an almost empty bar called Mother Blues.  Otis decides to take Billy under his wing and become his mentor for years to follow. They explore and play Chicago's South side dive bars together leading up to later headlining the very first Ann Arbor Blues Festival with all the living Blues legends of 1969. 

 

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Episode #6....Airman 3rd class Prewitt discovers James Brown becoming obsessed with his band & his footwork frequently attending incredible live concerts from the Apollo in New York the Miami Ball park in Florida.  The unique adventures in Chicago becoming a familiar face at Chicago's Regal Theater more than 60 years ago enduring a comment James makes directly to Billy from the stage.

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Episode #7....On a family vacation in 1958 Billy wanders off the beaten path alone in New Orleans and discovers live music. A brand new experience in a brand new town that he will remember the rest of his life.  

Producer/Director/Concept & Enthusiasm-Hector Perez.  Rocket Productions 

Executive Producer-Linda Melazzo

Graphic Designer-Dan Perez

For more go to BillyPrewitt.com

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