A documentary series about the origin and history of The Blues.
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 H.C. Speirs 1 episode, 2003
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Ivy Cassel ...
 Walking man 1 episode, 2003
David F. Hughes ...
 Art Laibely 1 episode, 2003
Shayne Tingle ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
Ilona W. Wilkes ...
 Bar Owner 1 episode, 2003
Jay R. Unger ...
 Reverend Taylor 1 episode, 2003
Ahmir ...
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Marcia Ball ...
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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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 Himself, Marshall Chess's son 1 episode, 2003
Marshall Chess ...
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Jim Dickinson ...
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Georgie Fame ...
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Chris Farlowe ...
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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 ...
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Willie King ...
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Bob Koester ...
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Sam Lay ...
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A documentary series about the origin and history of The Blues.

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The ghost that Jr. saw of W.C. Handy was played by his own father, Nathaniel Lee Sr. See more »

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A Powerful and Inspiring Look into the Birth of The Blues
9 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

Just after Gangs of New York was released I heard about a series being made about The Blues and kind of shrugged it off afterwards. I had not previously seen any of Scorsese's documentaries like My Voyage to Italy or a Personal Journey so I didn't really expect anything special from it. A friend of mine knows about my interest in Scorsese films and asked me if I wanted the Feel Like Going Home episode on DVD directed by Martin Scorsese as a gift. I said yes as it would start me off into watching his documentaries and if this is anything to go by the rest he has made then I have got to start building up my Scorsese Documentaries because after I saw this I thought Wow. It was good timing as well as I have just recently started listening to the likes of John Le Hooker and Muddy Waters. Feel Like Going Home though really opened my mind to what the Blues really means and where it came from. The story follows a Blues Guitarist called Corey Harris who goes on a pilgrimage to find out more about his ancestors who first started playing the Blues and Scorsese's own knowledge of the music.

If you are a Martin Scorsese fan then cast your mind back to the beginning of Gangs of New York when The Dead Rabbits are preparing themselves to go up against The Natives. Listen to the music in the background whilst Amsterdam is holding his fathers hand. It sounds just like some of the music you hear in this. The very first scene in FLGH where two black men are holding a drum to them and another one is using the whistle instrument sounds just like the music used in the scene in GONY. I was wondering where that sound came from and now I kind of know. I am yet to see the rest of the episodes Directed by Clint Eastwood, Wim Wenders etc but if they are anything like this then this will go down as one of the greatest series ever of it's kind. Blues Fans will think this is the best thing since The Blues and I think it will like mine open up whether they are young or old to The Blues and just get them started off watch this to see how it developed originally.

A powerful and inspiring look to the Birth of The Blues.


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