LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Experience Hendrix/Universal Music Enterprises is set to release two DVDs and one CD commemorating the American Folk Blues Festival.
Billboard magazine says the collection features performances in the early '60s by folk and blues masters playing to European crowds.
"The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1966" will be released in two DVD volumes Aug. 26, as will a compilation of 16 audio highlights on one CD.
The DVDs feature 36 previously unreleased performances by the likes of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson, John Lee Hooker, Willie Dixon, T-Bone Walker, Lightnin' Hopkins, Memphis Slim and Big Mama Thornton. They were recorded live in a German TV studio and were remastered.
The releases are the first non-Jimi Hendrix-related items issued by the Experience Hendrix imprint.