The Blues: Feel Like Going Home (2003)

Genres - Music, Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Social History, Biography, Music History  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Part of The Blues documentary film series on PBS, Feel Like Going Home is directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Peter Guralnick. This installment looks at the roots of the music in the Mississippi Delta and in the traditions of Africa. Modern blues guitarist Corey Harris travels to Senatobia, MS, and talks with legendary fife player Othar Turner on his front porch. Harris then travels to Mali, West Africa, and talks with artists like Ali Farka Toure, Habib Koité, and Salif Keita. Other featured performers include Taj Mahal, Willie King, and Keb' Mo'. Archival footage features Son House, John Lee Hooker, and Leadbelly. This feature-length documentary was originally broadcast by PBS on September 28, 2003.




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