Louie Bluie

Louie Bluie

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Director: Terry Zwigoff

Cast: Howard Armstrong, Ted Bogan

     
 
String band leader Howard Armstrong (Louie Bluie) is the joyful, emotive, strutting subject of this tribute by fellow musician and cellist Terry Zwigoff. Filmed at the 1985 Friscofest, Louie's unique Afro-American string band shares the stage with Cab Calloway and with Les Blank and Alan Governar in an entertaining number about the ups and downs of nicotine in

Overview

String band leader Howard Armstrong (Louie Bluie) is the joyful, emotive, strutting subject of this tribute by fellow musician and cellist Terry Zwigoff. Filmed at the 1985 Friscofest, Louie's unique Afro-American string band shares the stage with Cab Calloway and with Les Blank and Alan Governar in an entertaining number about the ups and downs of nicotine in "Cigarette Blues." Enjoyable for all audiences, Louie Bluie is 60 minutes of happy musical catharsis.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/10/2010
UPC:
0715515061513
Original Release:
1985
Rating:
NR
Source:
Criterion
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:00:00
Sales rank:
822

Special Features

Audio Commentary featuring Zwigoff; Over thiry minutes of unused footage; Illustrations by Howard Armstrong; Stills Gallery; ; Plus: a Booklet featuring an essay by film critic Michael Sragow

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Louie Bluie
1. "Plain Old Louie Bluie" [4:47]
2. Mr. Black Gable [7:00]
3. La Follette, Tennessee [7:35]
4. All in the Family [6:18]
5. Ain't Nothin' but a bird [9:53]
6. "Supply of Talk Exceeds the Demand" [10:11]
7. Cheat You Fair [14:48]
1. Tracking Down Howard Armstrong [4:47]
2. Gathering in Chicago [7:00]
3. Willie Sievers [7:35]
4. Footrace with Howard [6:18]
5. Playin in the Old Style [9:53]
6. ABC's of Pornography [10:11]
7. Maxwell Street [14:48]
1. "State Street Rag" [1:35]
2. "Nothing in This World for Me" [4:29]
3. A Snow Dilemma [1:41]
4. ."38 Pistol Blues" [2:52]
5. A Grand Rascal [2:46]
6. "You're Nobody Until Somebody Loves You" [3:27]
7. Waltz [4:35]
8. Blues Jam [3:49]
9. "Mean Mistreater Blues" [1:32]
10. "Old Joe Clark" [2:02]
11. Yank's Story [3:28]

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