The Blues (2003)
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The 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 ... See full summary »

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Wim Wenders

Writer:

Wim Wenders
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Chris Thomas King ... Blind Willie Johnson
Keith B. Brown Keith B. Brown ... Skip James
James Hughes James Hughes ... H.C. Speirs
David F. Hughes David F. Hughes ... Art Laibely (as David Hughes)
Shayne Tingle Shayne Tingle ... Sound engineer
Joy Brashears Joy Brashears ... Secretary
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Barnes David Barnes ... Himself
Beck ... Himself
James Blood Ulmer James Blood Ulmer ... Himself (as James 'Blood' Ulmer)
T Bone Burnett ... Himself (as T-Bone Burnett)
Nick Cave ... Himself
Eagle Eye Cherry ... Himself
Shemekia Copeland ... Herself
Cream ... Themselves (archive footage)
Laurence Fishburne ... Himself - Narrator
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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. Written by Swaz

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Documentary | Music

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Official Sites:

PBS [United States]

Country:

Germany | UK

Release Date:

29 September 2003 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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Soundtracks

Washington D.C. Hospital Blues
Written by Skip James (as Nehemiah James)
Performed by Garland Jeffreys
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