Honeyboy and the History of the Blues (2002)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Music History, Vocal Music, Social History  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Matthew Tobey

Born in the rural American South in 1915, bluesman David "Honeyboy" Edwards went on to live a long and eventful life, unlike his more famous contemporary Robert Johnson. In this 2002 documentary, filmmaker Scott Taradash offers a look at the life and career of Edwards, from his struggles as an African-American in the early 20th century to his experiences as one of the most unsung greats in blues music. Along with Edwards, musicians such as B.B. King and Willie Foster appear.



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