Babe's and Ricky's Inn
Available on Prime Video, Tubi TV, Sling TV
Babe's and Ricky's Inn chronicles the last days of one of the most unique and vibrant blues clubs in the world. For over fifty years, Laura Mae Gross 'Mama' created a place where people such as the legendary B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Albert King, and other blues legends shared the stage with newcomers in an open, creative, and safe environment. The club was originally located on legendary Central Avenue in South Central Los Angeles, and 'Mama' brought musicians together regardless of race, age, or gender - in a place where only the music mattered. The film shows many musicians at their homes and on stage. They share their life experiences, their music, and their memories of 'Mama'. 'Mama' acted as a teacher of the blues who's charm and forceful character served as the reason why Babe's and Ricky's Inn was such a special blues joint. Featuring original music by some of the most important blues artists alive and showcases of the most unique blues clubs in Los Angeles. Stunning guitar performances & personal stories about the hard blues life come together in a film about what it means to devote your life to music.
Starring Laura Mae Gross "Mama Laura", Ray Bailey, Guitar Shorty
Director Ramin Niami