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Documentary:
Blues Masters - The Essential History Of The Blues
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Description Born on the plantations of the Mississippi Delta, the blues is Americas roots music. Few performances of the early masters were ever captured on film, but those that were are truly unforgettable. Combining VHS volumes 1 and 2 on one DVD, Blues Masters is an extraordinary, comprehensive visual history of blues music, gathering rare performances and archival footage that trace the development of this unique American art form. With the only known taped performance by Leadbelly, Blues Masters also serves up the smoldering blues of Son House, Bessie Smith, Big Bill Broonzy, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Witherspoon, Billie Holiday and many more. 103 min.

This DVD is encoded for Region 1 (U.S. & Canada only) and will probably NOT be viewable in other countries.
Track Listing Levee Blues - Son House
Pick A Bale O' Cotton - Leadbelly
St. Louis Blues - Bessie Smith
Lord, Lord, Lord - Mamie Smith
Harlem Blues - Mamie Smith
Hey, Lawdy Mama - Roy Milton
Take Me Back, Baby - Jimmy Rushing
Quicksand - Ethel Waters
Guitar Shuffle - Big Bill Broonzy
Four Day Creep - Ida Cox
Fine And Mellow - Billie Holiday
Hound Dog - Big Mama Thornton
Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters
Shake, Rattle And Roll - Big Joe Turner
Going To Chicago - Joe Williams
I Got My Eyes On You - Buddy Guy
Ain't Nobody's Business - Jimmy Witherspoon
Darlin' You Know I Love You - B. B. King
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Unforgettable for sure. A rare opportunity to see and hear these artists.

Label RHI - Rhino
Number 976075
Subsidiary Artists: Son House
Leadbelly
Bessie Smith
Mamie Smith
Roy Milton
Jimmy Rushing
Ethel Waters
Big Bill Broonzy
Ida Cox
Billie Holiday
Big Mama Thornton
Muddy Waters
Big Joe Turner
Joe Williams
Buddy Guy
Jimmy Witherspoon
B. B. King
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