Season 1, Episode 5 Godfathers and Sons
First Aired: October 2, 2003
Marc Levin (“Slam”) chronicles an album project at Chicago's Chess Studios that unites hip-hop stars Chuck D and Common with the cream of the Windy City's blues community. Performers include Pinetop Perkins, Otis Rush, Koko Taylor, Ike Turner, Sam Lay and members of Muddy Waters' Electric Mud Band.
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- Premiered: September 28, 2003
- 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 Br… (more)