Eugene is an extraordinary talent in classic guitar, but he dreams of being a famous Blues guitarist. So he investigates to find a storied lost song. He asks the legendary Blues musician Willie Brown to help him, but Willie demands to free him from the old-people's prison first and to really learn the blues on the way to its origin: Mississippi Delta. Eugene doesn't know yet about Willie's deal with the devil, that he now wants to revoke. Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
Where second best never gets a second chance.
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Did You Know?
Arlen Roth was Macchio's guitar tutor for the film and played many of his pieces in the movie. According to Roth on his site, arlenroth.com, the final duel was arranged from parts played by himself, Vai, Cooder and Bill Kanegiser, who did the classical playing throughout the film. Roth wasn't credited for his work on the movie, due to a contractual disagreement. See more
Early in the film, Eugene puts a Robert Johnson tape into his tape player. The first track is listed as "Crossroads Blues." It should be "Cross Road"; the song title didn't become "Crossroads" until Cream covered the song in 1968. See more
Lots of towns... Lots of songs... Lots of women... Good times... Bad times... Only thing I wanted anyone to say is... 'He could really play... He was good'.
Referenced in O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Written and Performed by Steve Vai
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