Jake, once again, kudos to you for your devotion to the music and musicians - and for the all-too-enticing 30-second clip. What a great holiday present to the soul community - thanks!
Glad to see more of these amazing pieces of Delano's work. He brought the B&W use of shadow/light contrast to color - and had just the right technique to get perfect contrast with the newly-introduced color film. He'll be inspiring photographers for centuries to come.
Just, wow, Jake.
This is a thoroughly mesmerizing, well-researched tale - capturing a phantom artifact that until now had been little more than family folklore.
I wish the Leaner family all the best in bringing this earlier version of "Big Boy" to the public. This tape is truly worthy of preservation at the Smithsonian.