A documentary series about the origin and history of The Blues.
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Pinetop Perkins ...
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Ike Turner ...
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Dick Waterman ...
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Tommy Redmond Hicks ...
 Uncle Buddy (1 episode, 2003)
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 Blind Willie Johnson (1 episode, 2003)
Keith B. Brown ...
 Skip James (1 episode, 2003)
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James Hughes ...
 H.C. Speirs (1 episode, 2003)
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 Himself - Narrator (1 episode, 2003)
Ivy Cassel ...
 Walking man (1 episode, 2003)
David F. Hughes ...
 Art Laibely (1 episode, 2003)
Shayne Tingle ...
 Sound engineer (1 episode, 2003)
Frances Horton White ...
 Peaches (1 episode, 2003)
Joy Brashears ...
 Secretary (1 episode, 2003)
Susan McWilliams ...
 Love Grace (1 episode, 2003)
Tommie Tc Carter ...
 Honeyboy (1 episode, 2003)
Goodman. Wille ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Colleen White ...
 Bobbie Grace (1 episode, 2003)
Vasti Jackson ...
 Guitar Player (1 episode, 2003)
Nathaniel Lee Sr. ...
 W.C. Handy (1 episode, 2003)
Ted Davis ...
 Walter (1 episode, 2003)
Ilona W. Wilkes ...
 Bar Owner (1 episode, 2003)
Jay R. Unger ...
 Reverend Taylor (1 episode, 2003)
Ahmir ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Marcia Ball ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Chris Barber ...
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David Barnes ...
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James Blood Ulmer ...
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Dr. Louis Cannonball Cantor ...
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Sam Carr ...
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Jamar Chess ...
 Himself, Marshall Chess's son (1 episode, 2003)
Marshall Chess ...
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Phil Chess ...
 Himself, co-founder of Chess Records (1 episode, 2003)
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Jon Cleary ...
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Toumani Diabaté ...
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Jim Dickinson ...
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Lonnie Donegan ...
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Georgie Fame ...
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Chris Farlowe ...
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 Himself - Narrator (1 episode, 2003)
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Rosco Gordon ...
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Davy Graham ...
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Henry Gray ...
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Corey Harris ...
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Bert Jansch ...
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Garland Jeffreys ...
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Ian Jennings ...
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Morris Jennings ...
 Himself, Electric Mud drummer (1 episode, 2003)
Pete Johnson
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Pete Jolly ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2003)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion ...
 Themselves (1 episode, 2003)
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Salif Keita ...
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Don Kern ...
 Himself (WDIA Production Manager) (1 episode, 2003)
Pete King ...
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Willie King ...
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Bob Koester ...
 Himself, owner, Delmark Records (1 episode, 2003)
Habib Koité ...
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Sam Lay ...
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Albert Lee ...
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Humphrey Lyttelton ...
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 Himself (2 episodes, 2003)
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A documentary series about the origin and history of The Blues.

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28 September 2003 (USA)  »

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I would have enjoyed additional history & hearing more of the old time blues singers.
4 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

I rated the 7 episodes from 8 to 10 and gave it an 8 overall (The 7th episode getting the only 10). If there had been more music and less talking, I would have enjoyed it better. Fuller biographies would have been nice too. Marshall Chess is a walking encyclopedia of the old time blues and was the best talker. It was still a great mini-series and well worth watching.


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