Picks and Pans Review: All Day & All Night: Memories from Beale Street Musicians

updated 02/26/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 02/26/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

PBS (Fri., Feb. 23, 10 P.M. ET)


Beale Street is the famed party strip in Memphis, a mecca for black musicians from the 1920s through the 1950s. Using sepia-tinted photos and the testimony of such musicians as "Gatemouth" Moore, Booker T. Laury and B.B. King, this documentary evokes that enchanted locale. It will have more than a few white folks believing the avowal of Rufus ("Walking the Dog") Thomas that "if you were black for one Saturday night and on Beale Street, you would never want to be white again."

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