Maxwell Street Blues

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 ...
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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.
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Special Features

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

  • Release Date: 10/25/2011
  • UPC: 736899136321
  • Original Release: 1981
  • Source: Facets
  • Region Code: 0
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Time: 56:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 58,079

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jim Brewer
John Henry Davis
Blind Arvella Gray
Floyd Jones
Robert Nighthawk
Carrie Robinson
Playboy Venson
Technical Credits
Linda Williams Director, Editor, Producer
Raul Zaritsky Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Producer
Jim Brewer Score Composer
Sandra Lieb Producer
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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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Menu

Disc #1 -- Maxwell Street Blues
   Start Movie
   Scene Selections
   An Interview With Justin O'Brien
   Photo Gallery
   About the Restoration
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