This footage of diminutive blues-belter Sugar Pie DeSanto was captured during the American Folk Blues Festival as it toured Europe in 1964.
The backing band on this clip includes blues luminaries Willie Dixon on bass, Hubert Sumlin on guitar, and Clifton James on drums.
- A video clip of Sugar Pie performing 'Baby, What You Want Me To Do' from the same concert.
- A 1999 Sugar Pie DeSanto interview at Roctober.Com.
The video clip below includes the framing device from the 1983 'We're All DEVO' home video compilation, featuring Laraine Newman and Michael Swartz as The Rooters, Donut and Rod...
DEVO adapted the old traditional 'Worried Man Blues' for a sequence in Neil Young's little-seen film, 'Human Highway', a musical fantasy-comedy set on the eve of nuclear apocalypse.
Much of the filming for the movie took place in 1978.
The film received a very limited theatrical release in 1982.
The movie was co-directed by Neil Young and Dean Stockwell. The cast included Young, Stockwell, the members of DEVO, Russ Tamblyn, Dennis Hopper, and Sally Kirkland.
The film's score was the first by Mark Mothersbaugh of DEVO, who has gone on to great success in that field over the years.
'Human Highway' was eventually released to VHS and Laserdisc in 1995, but other than isolated clips (like this one), there has been no commercial release for the film since then.
DEVO performed this song in concert occasionally, usually in their 'opening act' guise of 'DOVE, The Band Of Love'.