THE BLUES 3/7 - ROAD TO MEMPHIS

By Richard PEARCE

HANWAY FILMS - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2003


    • Year of production
    • 2003
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Musical
    • Countries
    • GERMANY, UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Richard PEARCE
    • Writer(s)
    • Robert GORDON
    • Producer(s)
    • Robert KENNER
    • Synopsis
    • Featuring: Fats Domino, Rosco Gordon, B.B. King, Little Milton, Little Richard, Bobby Rush, Ike Turner, Howlin’ Wolf, The Coasters.
      Director Richard Pearce traces the musical odyssey of blues legend B.B. King in a film that pays tribute to the city that gave birth to a new style of blues. Pearce’s homage to Memphis features original performances by B.B. King, Bobby Rush, Rosco Gordon and Ike Turner, as well as historical footage of Howlin’ Wolf and Rufus Thomas.
      Says Pearce: “The Blues is a chance to celebrate one of the last truly indigenous American art forms, before it all but disappears, swallowed whole by the rock ‘n’ roll generation it spawned. Hopefully we’ll get there before it’s too late.”
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