Hot Love On Me So Strong The Blues of South L.A. Documentary Film (NEW DVD) Hot Love On Me So Strong The Blues of South L.A. Documentary Film (NEW DVD) Hot Love On Me So Strong The Blues of South L.A. Documentary Film is the first-ever comprehensive documentary that bears witness to the city's authentic blues community - extending north to south from Adams to Century and west to east from Crenshaw to Central. Not an historical retrospective of bygone Los Angeles, the film is a multi-sensory extravaganza celebrating the vigorous blues scene alive in the city's African American community today. Hot Love On Me So Strong THE BLUES OF SOUTH L.A. is the culmination of Kari Fretham's ten year immersion in Los Angeles' south side blues community. No matter which of seven juke joints sets the scene, intimate visuals and potent blues abound. Running time: 81 minutes.Kari FrethamHot Love on Me So Strong:The Blues of South L.A. (Review) The juke joints and hidden secrets of South Los Angeles blues are revealed in this powerful documentary by author and producer Kari Fretham. As she reminds us in the film's opening minutes, the blues is close at hand; just look around you. Fretham shares footage from several South L.A. juke joints and blues gathering spots with the music always taking center stage. Numerous local artists appear in the film and they all share a love of the blues. Over a hundred local blues artists are featured singing and playing the blues at eight local sites where jazz and blues take on special meaning. Fretham's documentary comes from today's celebration of the music by the people. Bell's Blues Workshop at 97th and Avalon features downhome expression along with great video evidence that the music is loved by all. Some of the locations have a sense of permanence while others open up for special occasions. As South Side Slim attests throughout the film, it's all well-liked and it's all for the music. At Ruth's 4th of July Party and Bobby Warren's Labor Day Party, area fans gather for a good time to enjoy music that warms the heart. Brother Wade's Celebration at H&D Trucking Yard has a special connection to South Side Slim because he developed his blues guitar playing there at his father's business. Now, after all these years, he and many others share their love for the music at this central location where friends meet and guests arrive to open arms. Not too far away, there's The Barnyard at 97th and Main where a large gathering honors the music from deep down in the soul. Arriving at this celebration folks can feel right at home in the company of like-minded blues lovers. Jackson's Nightspot at 68th and Western brings old friends together; it's the kind of place where musicians and music lovers return year after year. All it takes is some space for tables, chairs, a band, and the sounds that live forever. Spade Castle at 89th and Broadway captures the essence of local goodwill as folks see old friends and familiar faces. The Living Room at Crenshaw and Adams provides yet another local spot for friends of the blues to gather and celebrate. All of the musicians featured in the film come from the professional ranks of jazz and blues; however, most deserve wider recognition. Thanks to film documentaries such as this one the word gets around. -- Jim SantellaPhoto: Kari Fretham and Blues guitarist South Side Slim.Photographer: Jeff Tsuji Seller Features We usually ship items the same day or by the next business day.We insure items we sell at $100 or more.We pack our items really well for you.We respond quickly to emails, so if you have questions about any of our items, let us know. We're here to help.We give prompt, positive feedback to all of our paid buyers and hope that you take the time to give us positive feedback as well.We are honest and try to describe items as best we can but may not always get it right. Please know that it is never our intention to deceive any of our customers! Please contact us first before leaving any neutral or negative feedback regarding anything. We value you and our reputation here on eCRATER. We've been here since 2002! We'll work it out for you, do not worry.Note: Any watermark on photos is for display purposes only and will not be present on delivery.