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The blues, a musical journey
Wenders, Wim director.
Publication Information:
New York : Sony Music Entertainment : manufactured by Columbia Music Video, [2003]

Physical Description:
7 videodiscs (780 min.) : sound, black and white with color ; 4 3/4 in.
The blues is a seven-part documentary film series exploring the evolution of the blues, featuring rare archival performance footage of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon ... et al., also including over 100 newly-filmed performances by contemporary artists such as B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Beck ... et al. singing classic blues songs.
General Note:
Originally broadcast on PBS from Sep. 28 to Oct. 4, 2003.

Each disc contains bonus material not shown in the original broadcast, including director commentaries, on-camera interviews with the directors, and live performances by B.B. King and many others.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Disc 1. Feel like going home / Martin Scorsese (110:00) -- Disc 2. The soul of a man / Wim Wenders (127:00) -- Disc 3. The road to Memphis / Richard Pearce (119:00) -- Disc 4. Warming by the devil's fire / Charles Burnett (106:00) -- Disc 5. Godfathers and sons / Marc Levin (133:00) -- Disc 6. Red, white & blues / Mike Figgis (126:00) -- Disc 7. Piano blues / Clint Eastwood (85:00).
Added Uniform Title:
Martin Scorsese presents The blues (Television program)
Added Title:
Soul of a man.

Feel like going home.

Piano blues.

Road to Memphis.

Warming by the devil's fire.

Godfathers and sons.

Red, white & blues.
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