This excellent documentary film, Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines, was made by Charlie Nairn for the British ATV network (now-defunct). It features a good deal of footage of Earl Hines, both speaking and playing, filmed at Blues Alley in Washington, DC in the spring of 1975. Hines appeared from March 31 to April 12, 1975. The film starts off mentioning that the coming Sunday (perhaps following the original television broadcast?) would be Hines’s seventieth birthday – he asserted that he was born on December 28, 1905, but there is evidence that he was actually born in 1903. Much of the filming was done on afternoons without an audience, but there is a bit of live performance (“Boogie Woogie on St. Louis Blues”) at the end. The bassist is Harley White, Jr., and the drummer is Eddie Graham. Blues Alley’s then-owner Gene Hart is seen briefly, but featured much more prominently is “clean up man” Frank Hart – a brother?