The Blues Episodes

2003, TV Show

Episode Detail: Godfathers and Sons - The Blues

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.

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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