Sun. Sep 28, 2003
Get Yer Blues
- From Scorsese, we get a West African musician describing the truth in John Lee Hooker’s music.
- From Wenders, the joy of discovering unknown footage of his favorite zebra-suited bluesman.
- From Richard Pearce, a journey to the heart of Southern music and culture.
- From Charles Burnett, a kind of “2001”-in-reverse scene where a plucked string from a front-porch instrument becomes so much more.
- From Levin, never-before-seen footage of Chicago blues great Howlin’ Wolf.
- From Figgis, a chance to get to know the unsung heroes of British blues.
- And from Eastwood, a shared sheepish grin with Ray Charles that turns into hearty guffaws when they realize they said a word that might not play in prime time.
New footage of a Howlin’ Wolf performance? Now that was one scarey man. I can hardly wait.