This week sees the highly anticipated Shout Factory release of A Celebration of Blues and Soul: the 1989 Presidential Inaugural Concert. Considered lost for almost two decades, the footage of this event has been pieced together from a variety of sources and remastered for finally hitting store shelves some 25 years later. Boasting the once-in-a-lifetime lineup of Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bo Diddley, Dr. John, Sam Moore, Billy Preston, Percy Sledge and more, and filmed with the technological capabilities some of these legends were never otherwise seen with, it's an absolute holy grail for all music fans. We spoke to Howell Begle, one of the show's original producers and the driving force behind resurrecting the event, about how this rediscovered lost gem of a show came to be.
Shout Factory Sam Moore Performing at The Celebration for Young Americans 1989 Presidential Inaugural Event