Over the years one of the most notable interviews that have had the pleasure to feature here on Soul Source has to be the interview with Ernie Johnson (one half of Eddie & Ernie ) by Arizona music historian John Dixon way back in October 2004. The interview certainly made a mark as it brought into full focus the struggles that some who were responsible for making this great music, faced in the 21st century.
The transcripts of this interview and also John Dixons story on how it all come about were featured here...
As reported last week a headstone dedication ceremony was held in Phoenix where a bronze headstone was placed on Ernie Johnson's grave, the ceremony was followed by the first public showing of this interview.
Ady Croasdell aka @Ady Croasdell has just passed on that the author has just posted/released the video publically. You can vie w the video and John Dixons words via his website (link below), via youtube or via the embedded player below
' a wonderful 22 minute interview that I had with Ernie at The Elks Club shortly before his untimely passing in 2005...'
'. ..interview includes his memories of growing up in Phoenix, singing with his fathers gospel group The Gospel Crusaders, meeting Eddie and performing at the world famous Apollo Theater...'.
After 15 years since first posting the written details of this interview, you can now actually view the full 22 minutes video
Full deserved credit to John Dixon, for his efforts over the 15 years. You could say that he has made sure that the 'original' tag line that accompanied the first published interview has been reached...
somebody should hear and feel and know