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1. Freedom Highway: Songs that Shaped a Century (2001)

Documentary, Music

8.8
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Director: Philip King | Stars: Paul Robeson, Bono, Billy Bragg, Karan Casey

Votes: 23

2. Blues Under the Skin (1973)

88 min | Documentary, Drama, Musical

8.5
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Director: Roviros Manthoulis | Stars: Amelia Cortez, Onike Lee, Roland Sanchez, Jimmy Huff

Votes: 29

3. Whistle Test (1971–1987)

Music

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Contemporary music show featuring live performances and interviews with an emphasis on album acts.

Stars: Bob Harris, Anne Nightingale, Dave Hepworth, Steve Howe

Votes: 104

4. A Face in the Crowd (1957)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama

8.2
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An Arkansas drifter becomes an overnight media sensation. As he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become?

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau

Votes: 9,831

5. Matlock (1986–1995)
Episode: The Blues Singer (1989)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A singer-composer finds an old blues musician living on the streets. He takes the old man to his home over the objections of everyone. Later the singer is found dead. The old man is arrested and Ben who is also a fan decides to defend him.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Andy Griffith, Nancy Stafford, Julie Sommars, Kene Holiday

Votes: 42

6. Festival (1967)

95 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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Black and white footage of performances, interviews, and conversations at the Newport Folk Festival, from 1963 to 1966. The headliners are Peter, Paul and Mary, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, and ... See full summary »

Director: Murray Lerner | Stars: Joan Baez, Horton Barker, Fiddler Beers, Theodore Bikel

Votes: 197

7. To Hear Your Banjo Play (1947)

16 min | Short, Music

7.5
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Presents the origin of the banjo, the development of southern folk music and its influence upon Americans. Pete Seeger plays his banjo and narrates the story.

Directors: Irving Lerner, Willard Van Dyke, Charles Korvin | Stars: Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Baldwin Hawes, Sonny Terry

Votes: 19

8. Angel Heart (1987)

R | 113 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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Harry Angel is a private investigator. He is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer called Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling

Votes: 63,633 | Gross: $17.19M

9. Family Ties (1982–1989)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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Chronicles liberal ex-hippies Steven and Elyse Keaton, their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew.

Stars: Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter, Justine Bateman

Votes: 11,884

10. The Jerk (1979)

R | 94 min | Comedy

7.2
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An idiotic man struggles to make it through life on his own in St. Louis.

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams, Mabel King

Votes: 43,061

11. Leadbelly (1976)

PG | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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The life of Blues and folk singer Huddie Leadbetter, nicknamed Leadbelly is recounted. Covering the good times and bad from his 20s to 40s. Much of that time was spent on chain gangs in the... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Parks | Stars: Roger E. Mosley, Paul Benjamin, Madge Sinclair, Alan Manson

Votes: 352

12. Thank You, M'am (1976)

14 min | Short, Drama, Family

7.2
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When a nurse leaves her job to walk home, a young boy tries to grab her pocketbook, but she wrestles him to the ground, gets her pocketbook back, and drags him to her apartment in a ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Sugerman | Stars: Rosetta LeNoire, Eric Jones

Votes: 13

13. The Virginia Graham Show (1970– )

Talk-Show

7.2
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Virginia Graham, born Virginia Komiss, was an American Radio and TV personally. From the 1950s thru the 1970s

Stars: Virginia Graham, Alejandro Rey, Vincent Price, Zsa Zsa Gabor

Votes: 21

14. Matlock (1986–1995)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney who charges $100,000 to take a case. Fortunately, he's worth every penny as he and his associates defend his clients by finding the real killer.

Stars: Andy Griffith, Linda Purl, Kene Holiday, Nancy Stafford

Votes: 4,371

15. Acoustic Routes (1992)

102 min | Documentary

7.0
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The acclaimed music film documentary ACOUSTIC ROUTES tells the story of seminal guitarist and singer Bert Jansch, from his early days in Edinburgh, Scotland, to becoming the acoustic ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Leman | Stars: Anne Briggs, Jackson C. Frank, Bert Jansch, Brownie McGhee

Votes: 5

16. Family Ties (1982–1989)
Episode: The Blues Brother (1988)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

6.5
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Alex is DJ for a radio show for his college. He plays a blues track and announces the singer/player is dead. The blues singer calls the station and says news of his death is premature. He agrees to visit the radio station for a talk.

Director: Matthew Diamond | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross, Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman

Votes: 21

17. Buck and the Preacher (1972)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

6.4
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A wagon master and a con-man preacher help freed slaves dogged by cheap-labor agents out West.

Directors: Sidney Poitier, Joseph Sargent | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Cameron Mitchell

Votes: 1,026

18. The Sunday Break (1958–1962)

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With jazz, Rock n' Roll, and Skiffle, discussions on subjects ranging from Christian doctrine to sex and science, set in a club atmosphere, transmitted for 45 minutes three times a month, ... See full summary »

Stars: Alex Welsh, The Dill Jones Trio, Humphrey Lyttelton, Jim Dale

19. Blues and Gospel Train (1964 TV Movie)

Music

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An innovative musical performed on a real railroad track with the audience one side of the tracks and the musicians on the station side. Also performing are Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee :'... See full summary »

Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Gary Davis, Ransom Knowling, Brownie McGhee, Cousin Joe Pleasant

20. The Revlon Revue (1959– )

60 min | Music, Comedy

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A variety show that presented comedy and music with the emphasis on the star who appeared that week.

Stars: Peggy Lee, Mike Wallace, Gene Barry, Barbara Britton

21. The Strolling '20s (1966 TV Movie)

Music

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Director: Charles S. Dubin | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., Duke Ellington

22. Dave's Place (1965– )

30 min | Music

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The series is set in a tropical South Pacific tea house where glamorous exotically dressed hostesses serve tea while patrons are entertained by popular guest folk musicians. Hosted each ... See full summary »

Stars: Dave Guard, Dave's Place Group, Chris Bonett, Queenie Paul

23. A Roomful of Music (1965– )

58 min | Music

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Stars: Joan Baez, Jean Carignan, Brownie McGhee, The McPeake Family Singers

24. Dave's Place (1965– )
Episode: Episode #1.11 (1965)

Music

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Director: Robert L. Allnutt | Stars: Dave Guard, Dave's Place Group, Chris Bonett, Col Nolan Trio

26. Whistle Test (1971–1987)
Episode: Episode dated 17 July 1973 (1973)

Music

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Stars: The Edgar Winter Group, Bob Harris, Dan Hartman, Carole King

27. The Virginia Graham Show (1970– )
Episode: Episode dated 29 June 1971 (1971)

Talk-Show

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Stars: George Lindsey, Brownie McGhee, Ann Miller, Sonny Terry

28. The Revlon Revue (1959– )
Episode: Tonight with Belafonte (1959)

Music, Comedy

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A musical trip through black America with songs performed by respected black musicians, covering the wide spectrum of contemporary and historical black musical styles, including gospel, folk, blues, and jazz.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Mary Hinkson, Brownie McGhee, Arthur Mitchell