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.
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.