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Maxwell Street Blues
     

Maxwell Street Blues

Director: Linda Williams, Raul Zaritsky, Jim Brewer, John Henry Davis

Cast: Linda Williams, Raul Zaritsky, Jim Brewer, John Henry Davis

 
Maxwell Street Blues is a documentary on a section of south Chicago known for its street musicians. Directors Linda Williams and Raul Zaritsky conduct interviews with performers like the blind Arvella Gray, while the customary crowds collect around favorite spots -- and do a little shopping in-between sets. In an off-beat opening scene, a bus driver expansively

Overview

Maxwell Street Blues is a documentary on a section of south Chicago known for its street musicians. Directors Linda Williams and Raul Zaritsky conduct interviews with performers like the blind Arvella Gray, while the customary crowds collect around favorite spots -- and do a little shopping in-between sets. In an off-beat opening scene, a bus driver expansively quotes the Bible to his passengers -- this and other unique touches give the viewer a good sense of the spirit and flavor of life and the "blues" on Maxwell Street.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/2011
UPC:
0736899136321
Original Release:
1981
Source:
Facets
Region Code:
0
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
0:56:00
Sales rank:
58,740

Special Features

Interview with Justin O'Brien; Facets cine-notes booklet; Photo gallery with photos by Paul Procaccio

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Maxwell Street Blues
1. On the Happy Bus [6:02]
2. "You Wanna Deal?" [8:20]
3. Coot, Arthur & Floyd [7:56]
4. Arvella & Jim [21:38]
5. Carrie & Jim [12:21]

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