The Blues (2003)
29 Sep. 2003The Soul of a Man
Wim Wenders entry into this in depth series documenting the blues. This film follows the exploits of three legendary blues men Skip James, Blind Willie Johnson and J B Lenoir. Includes original recordings of songs along with performances from a variety of artists including Nick Cave. bonnie Raitt, The John Spencer Blues Explosion and many more.
30 Sep. 2003The Road to Memphis
Director Richard Pearce traces the musical odyssey of blues legend B.B. King in a film that pays tribute to the city that gave birth to a new style of blues.
1 Oct. 2003Warming by the Devil's Fire
On 1950's Mississippi, a young boy navigates inter-generational tensions in his family, torn between the heavenly strains of gospel and the devilish lure of the blues.
3 Oct. 2003Red, White and Blues
Documenting the blues explosion in 1960's England and it's influence and reinterpretation by musicians at the time.