Blues Story

Overview

Blues Story attempts to document the history of the musical form that is uniquely American, and has influenced almost every aspect of popular music that came in its wake. Combining interviews with renowned blues musicians, archival footage, and commentary from critics and historians, Jay Levey's film attempts to encompass a century of history.
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Overview

Blues Story attempts to document the history of the musical form that is uniquely American, and has influenced almost every aspect of popular music that came in its wake. Combining interviews with renowned blues musicians, archival footage, and commentary from critics and historians, Jay Levey's film attempts to encompass a century of history.
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Special Features

Over 30 minutes of bonus footage not seen in the PBS broadcast; Over 30 minutes of complete musical performances by Blues Story artists
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/30/2003
  • UPC: 826663122695
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Rating:

  • Source: Shout Factory
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Alternate Wide Screen (1.78:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:00:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 34,685

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Jay Levey Director, Executive Producer, Producer
Richard Foos Executive Producer
Mark Mandler Sound/Sound Designer
Eddie Marritz Cinematographer
Jim O'Neal Associate Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Prologue [2:08]
2. Origins [6:35]
3. Early Artists [9:09]
4. Down in the Delta [11:48]
5. King Biscuit Time [6:36]
6. Juke [3:32]
7. St. Louis, Texas and Jump Blues [11:01]
8. Memphis [4:41]
9. Chicago [2:11]
10. Blues Revival and the Birth of Rock and Roll [19:12]
11. Epilogue [7:02]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Performances
      Willie Foster: My Dear Old Dad
      Othar Turner and the Rising Star Fife & Drum Band: Fife & Drum Music
      John Jackson: Police Dog Blues
      Honeyboy Edwards: Cross Road Blues
      R. L. Burnside: Poor Black Mattie
      Snooky Pryor: Snooky & Moody's Boogie
      Pinetop Perkins: How Long Blues
      Robert Lockwood: In the Evening When the Sun Goes Down
      Koko Taylor: Wang Dang Doodle
      Philadelphia Jerry Ricks: Hey Hey
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