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The road to Memphis

Author: Robert KennerRichard PearceRobert GordonB B KingBobby RushAll authors
Publisher: New York : Sony Music Entertainment : Manufactured by Columbia Music Video, ©2003.
Series: Blues, a musical journey, 3.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the musical odyssey of B.B. King to Memphis and pays homage to the great blues musicians of the Memphis tradition. Goes on the road and behind the scenes with Bobby Rush and Rosco Gordon. Filmed on the occasion of the great reunion in which Memphis musicians returned to honor their roots.
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Genre/Form: Biographical television programs
Blues (Music)
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Documentary television programs
Named Person: B B King; Bobby Rush; Rosco Gordon; Rosco Gordon; B B King; Bobby Rush
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Kenner; Richard Pearce; Robert Gordon; B B King; Bobby Rush; Rosco Gordon; Hubert Sumlin; David Johansen; Howlin' Wolf; Ike Turner; Gatemouth Moore; Little Milton.; Rufus Thomas; Little Richard; Fats Domino; Martin Scorsese; Paul G Allen; Jody Allen; Robert Kenner Films.; Road Movies Filmproduktion.; Vulcan Productions.; Cappa Productions.; Jigsaw Productions.; Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.; Columbia Music Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0738903833 9780738903835 0738903892 [set of 7] 9780738903897 [set of 7
OCLC Number: 54819110
Notes: Produced for television in 2003.
Third film in a seven-part series.
Series produced by Vulcan Productions and Road Movies Production in association with Cappa Productions & Jigsaw Productions ; originally produced for PBS and The Corporation for Public Broadcasting ; presented by WGBH Boston to PBS.
Contains full-length performances not seen in the film: Blues boys tune / B.B. King -- Key to the highway / B.B. King -- Smokestack lightning / Hubert Sumlin and David Johansen.
Credits: Editor, Charlton McMillan ; music, Mark Adler, Bobby Rush ; executive producer Martin Scorsese, Paul G. Allen, Jody Patton and Ulrich Felsberg.
Performer(s): Featured performers: B.B. King, Bobby Rush, Rosco Gordon, Hubert Sumlin, David Johansen, Howlin' Wolf, Ike Turner, Gatemouth Moore, Little Milton, Rufus Thomas, Little Richard, Fats Domino, and others.
Description: 1 videodisc (119 min.) : sound, black and white with color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, 5.1 surround sound.
Contents: Title (Performer): Beale Street ain't Beale Street no more (Rev. Gatemouth Moore) --
Dust my broom (Elmore James) --
Three o'clock blues (B.B. King) --
How many more years (Howlin' Wolf) --
Moanin' at midnight (Howlin' Wolf) --
Rosco's boogie (Rosco Gordon) --
Mystery train (Little Junior's Blue Flames) --
Rocket 88 (Jackie Brenston) --
Precious Lord (B.B. King) --
Hoochie man (Bobby Rush) --
Done got old (Robert Belfour) --
Hen pecked (Bobby Rush) --
Medley: Stand still, stay right here ; Dance for the devil (Rev. Charles E. Polk & the St. Luther Choir) --
I pity the fool (Bobby Bland) --
Bring it on home (Sonny Boy Williamson) --
Killing floor (Hubert Sumlin & David Johansen) --
Now you're gone (Rosco Gordon).
Series Title: Blues, a musical journey, 3.
Other Titles: Martin Scorsese presents The Blues.
Blues.
Martin Scorsese presents The blues (Television program).
Responsibility: directed and photographed by Richard Pearce ; produced and recorded by Robert Kenner ; writer and associate producer, Robert Gordon ; a Robert Kenner Films production.
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Traces the musical odyssey of B.B. King to Memphis and pays homage to the great blues musicians of the Memphis tradition. Goes on the road and behind the scenes with Bobby Rush and Rosco Gordon. Filmed on the occasion of the great reunion in which Memphis musicians returned to honor their roots.

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B.B. King, Ike Turner, and friends

by Tom2718 (WorldCat user published 2015-08-01) Good Permalink

This episode in the 7-film series on the history of blues music is weighed down by too much footage of watching the musicians travelling in a bus, being backstage, buying clothes; and of producers getting ready for a show. The history of B.B. King and his fellow bluesmen is illuminating. It was not...
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