Big City Blues (1989)

Genres - Culture & Society, Music  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 28 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter

The blues idiom is one of the oldest and most vibrant in American music. This documentary pays homage to some of the great names in the genre. The program takes the viewer to Chicago to hear the gritty blues of guitarist Son Seals. Also featured are Queen Sylvia Embry, Jim Brewer, and Billy Branch. Conversations with the musicians on subjects including life, poverty, war, and music, are interspersed with cuts of hard-driving blues.



big-city, Black [race], blues-music, culture [social culture], heritage, music