Max Moore, owner of Interstate Grocery in Helena, Arkansas, was the sponsor for radio station KFFA’s now historically important ‘King Biscuit Time’ radio programme which featured over the years a number of great delta blues musicians, notably (Rice Miller) Sonny Boy Williamson. This is believed to be a home movie shot circa 1942.
It features blues musicians Robert ‘Junior’ Lockwood on guitar and Sonny Boy Williamson performing on the front porch of a small town Arkansas grocery store.
This is likely the earliest footage of these musicians performing together. The second portion of the clip is a 1952 tour featuring Sonny Boy Williamson and his band.
This film was preserved with a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation. Max Moore Home Movie Collection.
Sadly no sound! We can only wish