The Blues Collection: Godfathers and Sons

Call them the Blues Brothers 2003 - in Marc Levin's lively verite-driven film, hip-hop legend Chuck D (of Public Enemy) and Marshall Chess (son of Leonard Chess and heir to the Chess Records legacy) return to Chicago to explore the heyday of Chicago blues as they unite to produce music that seeks to bring veteran blues players together with contemporary hip-hop musicians such as Common and members of The Roots. Along with never-before-seen archival footage of Howlin' Wolf are original performances by Koko Taylor, Otis Rush, Magic Slim, Ike Turner and Sam Lay. "When we were shooting Sam Lay and his band at the Chicago Blues Festival, they were playing Muddy Waters' classic, 'I Got My Mojo Workin.' I closed my eyes and was transported back to when I was a 15-year-old hanging in my buddy's basement listening to the Paul Butterfield Blues Band for the first time. My life was changed that day and 35 years later the music's still shakin' my soul. The feel of that day in the basement is what I have set out to capture in this film." - Marc Levin

Year: 2003
Genre: Music Capsule
Country: USA
Director: Marc Levin
Starring: Howlin' Wolf, Ike Turner, Lonnie Brooks, Sam Lay, Koko Taylor
Duration: 133 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains offensive language.
Location in store: Music Capsule



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