Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues - Bobby Rush Clip from ''The Road to Memphis''

Posted on: September 8, 2003 | Views: 122 | Comment

PBS is bringing the blues home with a multimedia extravaganza anchored by an in-depth Website that will lead its audience to a seven-part documentary film series on PBS, a traveling exhibit called "Sweet Home Chicago," a 13-part radio show on Public Radio International, Martin Scorsese's book Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: A Musical Journey and much more.

The PBS film series kicks off Sunday, September 28 at 9 p.m. Segments and their directors are as follows:
Feel Like Going Home, by Martin Scorsese
The Soul of a Man, by Wim Wenders
The Road to Memphis, by Richard Pearce
Warming by the Devil's Fire, by Charles Burnett
Godfathers and Sons, by Marc Levin
Red, White & Blues, by Mike Figgis
Piano Blues, by Clint Eastwood

Interested in learning more? Visit the official Website at www.pbs.org/theblues/ to read about key blues musicians and view a discography of their music, hear recordings of important blues works, get the backstory on the documentary series, explore an interactive map that traces the evolution of the blues and more. Teachers can access additional educational material. 

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bobby rush • chicago blues • cotton club • blues • chicago sound • harmonica • martin scorsese • Chicago