Last of the Mississippi Jukes (2003)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Music History, Vocal Music, Sociology  |   Run Time - 86 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Last of the Mississippi Jukes is a documentary about blues and juke joints directed by Robert Mugge. Featuring music by Alvin Youngblood Hart, Bobby Rush, and Chris Thomas King, it includes interviews and on-location footage telling the journey of the last few blues bars throughout the state of Mississippi. In Clarksdale, actor Morgan Freeman has established the Ground Zero Blues Club in the style of a traditional juke joint. In Jackson, the Subway Lounge struggles to survive in the Summers Hotel, which is scheduled for demolition. A companion soundtrack album was released on Sanctuary Records.



blues-music, music-club, roadhouse, hotel, legacy, musician, roots [origins], jazz, south