Little Willie Eason and His Talking Gospel Guitar

Directed by Alan Govenar

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Details: 2004, 29 minutes, Director: Alan Govenar, Cinematography: Robert Tullier, Research and Fieldwork: Robert L. Stone, Sound: Alan Govenar & Chris Strachwitz, Editors: Alan Hatchett & Robert Tullier

Little Willie Eason takes the stage of the street and a House of God church south of Miami with his talking, gospel, steel guitar, and performs in a musical style he pioneered in the 1920s that reached its pinnacle in a stirring tribute to the late Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The film premiered at the SXSW 2010 Film Festival.

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A portion of "Why I like Roosevelt" from Little Willie Eason.

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