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Blind Willie's Blues: A Documentary Film (1997)

Blind Willie's Blues is a retrospective bio-documentary about the life, the times and the historic mucical compositions in the Blues Genre that were created and performed by the artist who ... See full summary »

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Stefan Grossman ...
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Blind Willie's Blues is a retrospective bio-documentary about the life, the times and the historic mucical compositions in the Blues Genre that were created and performed by the artist who was known as Blind Willie McTell. Blind from birth, his family surname was McTier, and he was named Willie Samuel McTier. But, the ethnic dialectics of the turn-of-the-century southern language caused the colloquial enunciation of his birthname of McTier to be pronounced as 'McTell'; the name that the noted and famed writer, composer and musical performer would adopt as his own as he plied his talented artistic craft in juke joints, taverns and on street corners across the vast southern USA in the 1900's. Blind Willie's delta-style country blues & gospel musical legacy is a cultural icon that is defined by his unique inimitable guitarists' skills of his own creation and invention in style and technical execution of technique in application that are heralded in this filmic tribute by Director/... Written by HenriDeE DeBardeleben

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Music | Documentary

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October 1997 (USA)  »

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$100,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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