Lonnie Shields – The Blues Soul of Lonnie Shields – JSP5806

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This is a recording of a concert that Lonnie Shields gave at The 100 Club in London on 7th April 7 1998 now available on DVD. The film opens with the bluesman shouting “Hello London, England” as if he were in a large venue with thousands of people.

The Mississippi guitarist is a real showman, shaking back and forth to the rhythm of the music seemingly with no time to stand still. His guitar playing and singing show his soul influences and yes folks, there is no doubt that Lonnie Shields swings.

The film focuses mainly on Shields and we are given an intimate look at a very talented bluesman. Between the tracks there are sections of interview charting his career which overall makes for an interesting film about Lonnie Shields.