The Blues

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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Season 1, Episode 2 The Soul of a Man

First Aired: September 29, 2003

Wim Wenders recalls Skip James, Blind Willie Johnson and J.B. Lenoir in archival clips and performances by blues and pop musicans. Included: Shemekia Copeland; Bonnie Raitt; Lou Reed; Vernon Reid; Garland Jeffreys; Los Lobos; T-Bone Burnett; Jon Spencer Blues Explosion; Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

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