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The Search for Robert Johnson

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Cast: John Hammond

 

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The Search for Robert Johnson explores for the first time the troubled life and mysterious death of this legendary bluesman. Drawing on the research of blues scholars Mack McCormick and Gayle Dean Wardlow, the film pieces together documentary footage, interviews, and music to tell the story of an elusive spirit who, according to folklore, sold his soul to the

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The Search for Robert Johnson explores for the first time the troubled life and mysterious death of this legendary bluesman. Drawing on the research of blues scholars Mack McCormick and Gayle Dean Wardlow, the film pieces together documentary footage, interviews, and music to tell the story of an elusive spirit who, according to folklore, sold his soul to the devil at the crossroads. Fellow bluesmen Jonny Shines, Honeyboy Edwards, and Eric Clapton share interviews, as does Johnson's girlfriend Willie Mae Powell. Classic tunes "Crossroads Blues," "Hellhound on My Trail," "Terraplane Blues," "I Believe I'll Dust My Broom," and many more are included. Narrator John Hammond leads the search for answers by retracing the steps of the original researchers -- crisscrossing the Delta, introducing viewers to the man who may be Johnson's long-lost son, touring the sites of Johnson's only two recording sessions in 1936 and 1937, and finally investigating the circumstances of Johnson's murder on August 16, 1938.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/29/2013
UPC:
0032031489394
Original Release:
1992
Source:
Kultur Video
Region Code:
0
Time:
1:12:00
Sales rank:
26,704

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Disc #1 -- The Search for Robert Johnson
1. Chapter 1 [3:06]
2. Chapter 2 [2:45]
3. Chapter 3 [3:43]
4. Chapter 4 [2:00]
5. Chapter 5 [5:42]
6. Chapter 6 [4:36]
7. Chapter 7 [:35]
8. Chapter 8 [1:19]
9. Chapter 9 [1:49]
10. Chapter 10 [7:02]
11. Chapter 11 [6:27]
12. Chapter 12 [3:56]
13. Chapter 13 [6:43]
14. Chapter 14 [10:15]
15. Chapter 15 [11:20]
16. Chapter 16 [:50]

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