Masters of American Music: Bluesland - A Portrait of American Music

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Bluesland: A Portrait of American Music presents a swinging look at the history and highlights of a rich musical heritage. Rare footage and concert films fill out this 90-minute documentary. As the soundtrack for the downtrodden, the blues has blossomed in folk circles. The characters that populate its landscape are both brilliant and tragic. Such artists making appearances in Bluesland: A Portrait of American Music are Bessie Smith, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Dinah Washington, Leadbelly, Big Bill Broonzy, and ...
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Overview

Bluesland: A Portrait of American Music presents a swinging look at the history and highlights of a rich musical heritage. Rare footage and concert films fill out this 90-minute documentary. As the soundtrack for the downtrodden, the blues has blossomed in folk circles. The characters that populate its landscape are both brilliant and tragic. Such artists making appearances in Bluesland: A Portrait of American Music are Bessie Smith, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Dinah Washington, Leadbelly, Big Bill Broonzy, and Sonny Boy Williamson. Writers Albert Murray and Robert Palmer discuss the evolution of the blues. ~ Sarah Ing
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/30/2010
  • UPC: 880242571687
  • Original Release: 1993
  • Source: Euroarts
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Subtitled
  • Time: 1:25:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 62,119

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Count Basie
"Big" Bill Broonzy
Keith David Participant
Willie Dixon Participant
Son House
Louis Jordan
B.B. King Participant
Leadbelly
Albert Murray Participant
Robert Palmer Participant
Jimmy Rushing
Bessie Smith
Big Joe Turner
Dinah Washington
Muddy Waters
Sonny Boy Williamson
Technical Credits
Ken Mandel Director, Screenwriter
Toby Byron Producer, Screenwriter
Ralph Meyers Screenwriter
Richard Saylor Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Masters of American Music: Bluesland - A Portrait of American Music
1. Opening [3:23]
2. Blues In Many Styles [5:12]
3. Cotton Country [8:20]
4. Blind Lemon Jefferson [8:34]
5. St. Louis Blues [8:22]
6. "The Devil's Music" [12:02]
7. Take Me Back Baby [12:45]
8. Jump Blues [8:46]
9. Rock and Roll [8:08]
10. I Just Want To Make Love To You [5:21]
11. Credits [3:42]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Masters of American Music: Bluesland - A Portrait of American Music
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   Chapters
   Trailers
      The World According to John Coltrane
      Ray Charles - The Genius of Soul
      Count Basie - Swingin' the Blues
      Sarah Vaughan - The Divine One
   Languages
      English
      Deutsch
      Fran├žais
   Resume
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