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Warming by the devil's fire

Author: Charles BurnettMargaret BoddeAlex GibneyTommy HicksNathaniel Lee, Jr.All authors
Publisher: New York : Sony Music Entertainment : Manufactured by Columbia Music Video, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Charles Burnett explores his own childhood being shuttled between a religious mother and a blues-loving uncle. His film combines fiction with documentary footage in the story of a young boy kidnapped to prevent his being saved by a church that viewed blues as the devil's music.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Charles Burnett
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Burnett; Margaret Bodde; Alex Gibney; Tommy Hicks; Nathaniel Lee, Jr.; Martin Scorsese; Paul Allen; Jody Allen; Ulrich Felsberg; Willie Dixon; Road Movies Filmproduktion.; Vulcan Productions.; Cappa Productions.; Jigsaw Productions.; Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.; Columbia Music Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0738903787 9780738903781 0738903892 9780738903897
OCLC Number: 54819279
Notes: Fourth film in a seven-part series.
Contains bonus performance of Willie Dixon's Classic rendition of "Nervous" from 1966. Also includes on-camera interview with Charles Burnett; director commentary; director biography and filmography, etc.
Credits: Director of photography, John N. Demps ; editor, Edwin Santiago ; music, Stephen James Taylor ; narrator, Carl Lumbly ; executive producers, Martin Scorsese, Paul G. Allen, Jody Patton, and Ulrich Felsberg.
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.
Cast: Tommy Redmond Hicks, Nathaniel Lee Jr.
Event notes: Produced for television in 2003.
Description: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., b&w with col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1; 5.1 surround sound.
Contents: Title (Performer): Turtle twist (Jelly Roll Morton) --
See see Rider (Ma Rainey) --
Death letter (Son House) --
I'm a fool to want you (Billie Holiday) --
Big leg blues (Mississippi John Hurt) --
K.C. moan (Memphis Jug Band) --
Sweet home Chicago (Robert Johnson) --
Deep blue sea blues (tommy McClennan) --
Muddy water (Bessie Smith) --
Cross my heart (Sonny Boy Williamson) --
Dust by broom (Elmore James) --
You can't lose what you ain't never had (Muddy Waters) --
Beale Street blues (W.C. Handy) --
Hang it on the wall (Charley Patton) --
Up above my head (I hear music in the air) (Sister Rosetta Tharpe) --
Give me freedom (Stephen James Taylor) --
Mr. Thrill (Mildred Jones) --
I'll never get out of these blues alive (John Lee Hooker).
Other Titles: Martin Scorsese presents The blues.
Blues.
Martin Scorsese presents The blues (Television program).
Responsibility: written & directed by Charles Burnett ; produced by Margaret Bodde, Alex Gibney.
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Charles Burnett explores his own childhood being shuttled between a religious mother and a blues-loving uncle. His film combines fiction with documentary footage in the story of a young boy kidnapped to prevent his being saved by a church that viewed blues as the devil's music.

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good music, pointless story

by Tom2718 (WorldCat user published 2015-08-02) Good Permalink

Warming by the devil's fire is built around a rather pointless story of an 11-year-old boy being taken to juke joints by his uncle. The music is good.

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