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The Soul of a Man: A Film by Wim Wenders (2003)

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Director Wim Wenders looks at the dramatic tension in the blues between the sacred and the profane by exploring the music and lives of three of his favorite artists: Skip Blues, Blind Wille Johnson and J.B. Lenoir.

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High
Length: 
02:07
The Soul of a Man: A Film by Wim Wenders

Red, White & Blues: A Film by Mike Figgis (2003)

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During the 1960s, the UK was the location for a vibrant social revolution. The post-war traditional jazz and folk revival movements sowed the seeds- in fertile musical ground - for the roots of a new kind of blues music, entirely influenced by the authentic black blues of the United States.

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High
Length: 
02:06
Red, White & Blues: A Film by Mike Figgis

The Road to Memphis: A Film by Richard Pearce and Robert Kenner (2003)

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Director Richard Pearce traces the musical odyssey of blues legend B.B. King in a film that pays tribute to the city that gave birth to a new style of blues. Pearce takes us on the road and behind the scenes with Memphis blues veterans Bobby Rush and Rosco Gordon. Features original performances by B.B. King, Bobby Rush, Rosco Gordon, Ike Turner, Rev.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
001:59
The Road to Memphis: A Film by Richard Pearce and Robert Kenner

Warming by the Devil's Fire: A Film by Charles Burnett (2003)

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Charles Burnett explores his own past as a young boy who was shuttled back and forth between Los Angeles and Mississippi, torn between and uncle who loved the blues and a mother who believed the blues was the devil's music.

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High
Length: 
01:46
Warming by the Devil's Fire: A Film by Charles Burnett

Godfathers and Sons: A Film by Marc Levin (2003)

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Hip-hop legend Chuck D (of Public Enemy) and Marshall Chess (son of Leonard Chess and heir to the Chess Records legacy) return to Chicago to explore the heyday of Chicago blues as they unite to produce music that seeks to bring veteran blues players together with contemporary hip-hop musicians such as Common and members of The Rods.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
02:13
Godfathers and Sons: A Film by Marc Levin

Piano Blues: A Film by Clint Eastwood (2003)

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Director - and piano player - Clint Eastwood explores his life-long passion for piano blues, using a treasure trove of historical acts as well as interviews and performances by legends such as Ray Charles, Fats Domino, and Dr. John.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
01:25
Piano Blues: A Film by Clint Eastwood

Feeling Like Going Home: A Martin Scorsese Production (2003)

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Director Martin Scorsese winds his way from the banks of the Niger River in Mali to the cotton fields and juke joints of the Mississippi Delta to trace the origins of the blues in a lyrical combination of original performances (including Corey Harris, Willie King, Taj Mahal, Keb' Mo', Otha Turner, Habib Koite, Salif Keita, and Alo Fark Toure) and rare archival footage.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
01:50
Feeling Like Going Home: A Martin Scorsese Production