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Hot Love On Me So Strong THE BLUES OF SOUTH L.A. is the culmination of Kari Fretham's ten year escapade in the city's treasure trove of blues. No matter which of seven juke joints sets the scene, intimate visuals and potent blues abound. Described by viewers as energizing, Hot Love is crazy good music, and entertainment suitable for all ages.

 


 Hot Love Documentary Review!

The Southland Blues E-weekly Newsletter's Jim Santella offered glowing praise for the Hot Love Documentary's authentic love of the blues:

          "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."

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Premiere Event

Hot Love On Me So Strong THE BLUES OF SOUTH L.A. is the culmination of Kari Fretham's ten year escapade in the city's treasure trove of blues. No matter which of seven juke joints sets the scene, intimate visuals and potent blues abound. The premiere event was held at the Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theater (click for map) on June 7, 2014 for a film screening surrounded by photo ops, live blues, recognitions, and food and drink. Click on the postcard images below to expand.

 


 

Premiere Event Press Release

Los Angeles - The national premiere of the documentary film, Hot Love On Me So Strong THE BLUES OF SOUTH L.A., will be Saturday, June 7, 2014, at the Cinefamily (Silent Movie Theater), 611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA 90036, from 12 noon - 5:00. Following the eighty-six minute screening at 12:30, the event will include hearty appetizers, a blue concert/jam, t-shirts, and a commemorative movie poster. The film is the first comprehensive 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 a historical retrospective of bygone Los Angeles, the film is a multisensory extravaganza celebrating the vigorous blues scene alive in the city's African American community today.

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More Scenes from Hot Love

Beautiful heartfelt harmonica and vocals accent this clip from Kari's upcoming blues documentary, Hot Love On Me So Strong THE BLUES OF SOUTH L.A. Slim and friends perform "Dirty Work Going On" and "Me and My Woman." South Side Slim and Tay Nixon doin' it for the blues @ the Living Room September 16, 2012 - Leroy Martinez bass, Mike Morgan drums, Norman Weatherly keyboard, and South Side Slim guitar.

 


Tay Nixon gets down with some great harmonica backed up by Buddy "Madhouse" Pierson on keyboards, Chris Jones on bass, Tuttie Gadsen on guitar, and Derrick E. Preston on drums. (July 2012).