News: 1920’s Hollywood movie in music video

Posted on: Monday, Oct 14, 2013

Yesterday (8th October), a rare blues video aired on the Estonian Eesti Top7 chart on national broadcasting’s ETV2 channel. Directed by Asko-Romé Altsoo, “Thru the Valley” combines contemporary footage filmed in Tartu, Estonia with scenes from the 1924 Raoul Walsh/Douglas Fairbanks epic “The Thief of Bagdad”.

The Eastern-flavoured tune is performed by Estonians Andres Roots (guitar) and Raul Terep (percussion, didgeridoo) with Finnish harpist Jantso Jokelin and Swedish vocalist Bottleneck John – however, due to conflicting schedules, the latter does not appear in the video.

In 2010, Andres Roots topped the Eesti Top7 video chart with “Redecoration Day”, a collaboration with Alabama vocalist Eric “Red Mouth” Gebhardt; further collaborations with Gebhardt and Finland’s Black River Bluesman & Bad Mood Hudson and L.R.Phoenix also charted in the top 3.

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