The Blues Episodes

2003, TV Show

Episode Detail: Feel Like Going Home - The Blues

Martin Scorsese follows musician Corey Harris to the Mississippi Delta and Mali to explore links between Africa and the blues. Included: songs by Taj Mahal and Salif Keita; the influence of Robert Johnson; archival footage of Muddy Waters, Leadbelly and Son House; Harris jams with musicians in Mali.

Episodes: The Blues (7)

10/4/2003: Piano Blues    Season 1, Episode 7
10/3/2003: Red, White and Blues    Season 1, Episode 6
10/2/2003: Godfathers and Sons    Season 1, Episode 5
10/1/2003: Warming by the Devil's Fire    Season 1, Episode 4
9/30/2003: The Road to Memphis    Season 1, Episode 3
9/29/2003: The Soul of a Man    Season 1, Episode 2
9/28/2003: Feel Like Going Home    Season 1, Episode 1

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Premiered: September 28, 2003, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: 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 Brubeck, Taj Mahal and hip-hop stars Chuck D and Common. Scorsese is the executive producer.

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