A NIGHT AT CLUB EBONY is Robert Mugge's history of Indianola, Mississippi's legendary Club Ebony, a black-owned and black-operated music club built in the 1940s and kept functioning for decades under a variety of African American owners. Mugge did most project shooting during the summer of 2003, and continued working on it for several months after being hired as Filmmaker in Residence for Mississippi Public Broadcasting. In the spring of 2004, Mugge was forced to set the film aside as he began work on his massive BLUES DIVAS project and a simultaneous (still unreleased) portrait of the 25th Anniversary W.C. Handy Blues Awards Celebration. In late summer of 2005, Mugge left MPB and its Foundation for Public Broadcasting to create NEW ORLEANS MUSIC IN EXILE for Starz Entertainment Group. But in the summer of 2006, he agreed to return long enough to finish A NIGHT AT CLUB EBONY. Unfortunately, the head of MPB's Foundation never secured certain rights necessary for releasing the film, and then he proceeded to re-edit the film without Mugge's permission, which led to a legal standoff. For these reasons, the film has never been released. However, Mugge's original rough-cut is being uploaded here in order to share the fascinating story of this influential music venue along with performances by some of Mississippi's finest modern blues musicians.