Searching for Secret Heroes – DVD & CD Bundle – Limited Edition
Filmed in colour, ‘The Blues’ was the first film to be made on location in the homes of legendary figures from the Halcion days of “pre-war” blues recordings; Furry Lewis, JD Short, Gus Cannon, and Pink Anderson, in addition Sleepy John Estes is filmed only days after his re-discovery. Following a tip off from Pink Anderson, Baby Tate is recorded for the first time. None of these musicians had been filmed before and for some, this was to be their only filmed legacy.
Without script or stage, ‘The Blues’ was a pioneering milestone of film documentation, which explored the context in which this music was made and performed. After fifty-seven years, ‘The Blues’, which was not released commercially, is presented here, in its entirety, for the first time.
The accompanying CD presents some of those “pre-war” recordings. In addition are the recordings that were made by Sam and Ann of the St. Louis bluesman Henry Townsend. Though these recordings, which include performance and interview, were made during the making of ‘The Blues’, they never made it to the final cut and are presented here for the first time.
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