Fred Sokolow: The Music of Bessie Smith

Fred Sokolow: The Music of Bessie Smith

Director:  Cast: Fred Sokolow

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Overview

Fred Sokolow: The Music of Bessie Smith

Blues guitarist Fred Sokolow hosts this instructional program that teaches viewers how to play several tunes in the style of "blues empress" Bessie Smith - a legendary performer who influenced everyone from Eric Clapton to Chet Atkins to Sam Cooke. Selections include: "St. Louis Blues," "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out," "Backwater Blues," "After You've Gone," "I Ain't Got Nobody" and "Send Me to the Electric Chair." The lesson concludes with a vintage performance film of Bessie Smith singing "St. Louis Blues."

Product Details

Release Date: 11/15/2011
UPC: 0796279112260
Original Release: 2011
Source: Mel Bay Records
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:38:00
Sales rank: 65,698

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Fred Sokolow Instructor

Technical Credits

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Fred Sokolow: The Music of Bessie Smith
1. Opening Credits [:38]
2. Intro To Lesson [2:43]
3. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out [3:05]
4. Teaching [4:14]
5. Split Screen [2:40]
6. Intro to I Ain't Got Nobody [:47]
7. I Ain't Got Nobody [3:12]
8. Teaching [5:31]
9. Split Screen [3:49]
10. Into to Backwater Blues [3:01]
11. Backwater Blues [3:06]
12. Teaching [3:57]
13. Split Screen [2:03]
14. Intro to Send Me To The Electric Chair [:41]
15. Send Me To The Electric Chair [3:21]
16. Teaching [4:12]
17. Split Screen [3:09]
18. Intro to After You've Gone [1:08]
19. After You've Gone [3:08]
20. Teaching [7:20]
21. Split Screen [3:13]
22. Intro to St. Louis Blues [1:11]
23. St. Louis Blues [3:40]
24. Teaching of First Section [4:37]
25. Split Screen of Second Section [1:30]
26. Teaching of Second Section [4:16]
27. Split Screen of Second Section [1:30]
28. Teaching of Third Section [2:10]
29. Split Screen of Third Section [1:19]
30. Intro to Split Screen of Full Arrangement [:26]
31. Split Screen Of Full Arrangement [4:55]
32. Final Discussion [1:07]
33. Bessie Smith Singing St. Louis Blues [5:37]
34. Closing Credits [:38]

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