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America's Music Legacy: Blues [electronic resource]

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World War II marked the transition from acoustic to electric blues and the progressive opening of blues music to a wider audience. Different types or sub-genres of blues music have enjoyed popularity throughout the 20th century, including blues styles. In the 1960s and 1970s, a hybrid form called blues rock evolved. This film showcases the musical legends performing the songs that continue to attract and entice the whole world, because they truly are the best of all that is America. The program is hosted by Brock Peters and features performances by B. B. King, Buddy Guy, Pee Wee Crayton, Jimmy Rushing, Ernie Andrews, and many more.
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114 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 05, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
  • St. Louis Blues (4:15)
  • "Paying the Cost to Be the Boss" (5:03)
  • "How Blue Can You Get" (3:34)
  • "All Over Again" (3:47)
  • "Fine and Mellow" (4:51)
  • "Stormy Monday" (3:18)
  • "Ernie's Blues" (6:54)
  • "Clean Head Blues" (4:16)
  • "Born on a Friday" (4:04)
  • "Everyday I Have the Blues" (4:44)
  • "St. Louis Blues" (4:25)
  • "After Hours" (2:05)
  • "Stormy Monday" (4:39)
  • "Come Back" (3:24)
  • Father of the Blues (2:14)
  • "Ain't Nobody's Business" (3:55)
  • "Early in the Morning" (5:19)
  • "Keep It to Yourself" (4:05)
  • "Life is a Gamble" (7:09)
  • "I Think I Got the Blues" (3:59)
  • "Who's Lovin' You Tonight?" (4:47)
  • "After Hours" (4:50)
  • Pianist Dorothy Donegan (6:03)
  • "Tell Me Where to Scratch" (3:35)
  • Interview with Joe Williams (1:27)
  • "No Body Knows You When You're Down and Out" (4:26)
  • Final Thoughts (0:59)
  • Credits: America's Music Legacy: Blues (1:05)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2010.
Publisher no.
51225 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (114 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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