The Blues2003 | TV Show

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Seven directors (including Clint Eastwood and Martin Scorsese) interpret facets of the blues in a superb series that juxtaposes archival footage, interviews and performances. Among those included: B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Ray Charles, Dave Br (more…)

Premiered: September 28, 2003

Rating: TV-PG

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The Blues Photos

  • The Blues - Muddy Waters performs with Mick Jagger.
    Photo By: (c)D. Shigley/PBS
  • The Blues - Koko Taylor
    Photo By: (c)Steve Kagan/Courtesy of Alligator Records/PBS
  • The Blues - Martin Scorsese, executive producer and director
    Photo By: (c)Michael O'Neill/PBS
  • The Blues - Wim Wenders, director
    Photo By: Donata Wenders/PBS
  • The Blues - Skip James performance at the Newport Folk Festival, 1964
    Photo By: (c)Dick Waterman/PBS
  • The Blues - Clint Eastwood (right) with Kansas City jazz and blues pianist, Jay "Hootie" McShann
    Photo By: (c)Adam Traum/(c)Blues Inc./PBS
  • The Blues - Chester Arthur Burnett, better known as Howlin' Wolf (center)
    Photo By: (c)Ray Flerlage/Chansley Entertainment Archives/PBS
  • The Blues - Fats Domino was one of the first blues artists to successfully cross over to the pop charts in the 1950s and '60s.
    Photo By: Frank Driggs Collection/PBS
  • The Blues - A young Shemekia Copeland exploded onto the blues scene in 1987.
    Photo By: (c)Steve Kagan/Courtesy of Alligator Records/PBS
  • The Blues - John Lee Hooker
    Photo By: (c)Brian Smith/Chansley Entertainment Archives/PBS
  • The Blues - B.B. King began his career performing advertising jingles and working the DJ booth at WDIA in Memphis.
    Photo By: (c)Center for Southern Folklore/PBS
  • The Blues - Bessie Smith
    Photo By: Frank Driggs Collection/PBS
  • The Blues - Mike Figgis, director
    Photo By: (c)Blues Inc./PBS

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