"The blues are the roots; everything else is the fruits." - Willie Dixon
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The Blues

The Blues - on DVD from Feb 23 2005

Guided by the phenomenal talent of Martin Scorsese as Executive Producer, The Blues™ consists of seven feature-length films that are both personal and impressionistic, viewed through the lens of seven world famous directors who share a passion for blues music. After national acclaim on cinema release in 2003, Madman Cinema will be releasing all seven films on DVD, starting Feb 23 2005.

In the tradition of The Buena Vista Social Club and Standing in the Shadows of Motown, The Blues films chart the evolution of blues music, from its roots in Africa to its inspirational role in today’s music. As opposed being merely historical overviews or straight documentaries of the blues, the films aim to celebrate and promote the diverse impressions and influences blues music has exerted on artistic and musical forms of expression around the world.

The Blues