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Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues - A Musical Journey A series of seven uplifting films by world famous directors who share a passion for the music. "For those of us who love the blues, this is a gift from the God of the Blues himself." - The Hollywood Reporter "The blues are the roots; everything else is the fruits." - Willie Dixon. Comes In A Paper Box for DVDs Contains 7 Feature-Length Films Plus Over 3 Hours Of Special Feature Material: Live Performances Not Seen On The Film Director Commentaries On-Camera Interviews With The Directors Directors' Biographies And Filmographies Special Menu Option To Scan For All Music Performances 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound And Stereo Mixes The Blues Trailer A Vulcan Production and Reverse Angle International Production in association with Cappa Production & Jigsaw Production. English Language Running Time Approximately 13 hours. The bonus performances on DVD1 were recorded: at Stovall Plantation, Mississippi, March 6, 2002 - 1-3a; at Bettie's Place, Prairie Point, Mississippi, April 19, 2003 - 1-3b; in New York, April 9, 2003 - 1-3c; at Otha Turner's house, Senatobia, Mississippi, June 9, 2001 - 1-3d; at the Moffou Social Club, Bamako, Mali, August 16, 2001 - 1-3e; in Shaw, Mississippi, June 10, 2001. Soundtrack album available on Columbia Records / Legacy Recordings. The photo on the front of DVD1: Henry "Son" Simms and Muddy Waters - Clarksdale, Mississippi, 1942 from John W. Work III Field Collection, Centre for Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University / America by Air Stock Footage Libraries. The bonus performances on DVD2 were recorded in: New York, November 8, 2001 - 2-3a, 2-3c & 2-3d; New York, May 15, 2002 - 2-3b; Jackson, Mississippi, January 22, 2002. Soundtrack album available on Columbia Records / Legacy Recordings. The photo on the front of DVD2: Keith Brown as Skip James - from the film. The bonus performances on DVD3 were recorded: at B.B. King's Blues Club, Memphis, February 4, 2002 - 3-3a & 3-3b; in Tunica, Mississippi, February 2, 2002 - 3-3b; at The New Daisy Theatre, Memphis, May 24, 2002. Soundtrack album available on Hip-O Records / Chess Records. The photo on the front of DVD3: Richard Pearce. The bonus performance on DVD4 was recorded in 1966. Filmed on location in Vicksburg, Mississippi and New Orleans, Louisiana. Soundtrack album available on Columbia Records / Legacy Recordings. The photo on the front of DVD4: Juke Joint (Library Of Congress). Dedicated to Herman Wilson, Ian Conner & Beverly Robinson. The bonus performances on DVD5 were recorded in Chicago and New York, 2001-2003 - 5-3a; at Koko Taylor Celebrity, Chicago, August 23, 2001 - 5-3b & 5-3c; at Chicago Blues Festival, June 9, 2001 - 5-3d; in Chicago, 1971 - 5-3e. Artist track 5-3a is credited as Chuck D. And The Electric Mud Kats aka The Electric Mud Band. Soundtrack album available on Hip-O Records / Chess Records. The photo on the front of DVD5: Howlin' Wolf and Band (Ray Flerlage / Chansley Entertainment Archives). All bonus performances on DVD6 were recorded at Abbey Road Studio, London, March 13, 2002. Soundtrack album available on Hip-O Records. The photo on the front of DVD6: George Rodger (Magnum Photos). Soundtrack album of DVD7 available on Columbia Records / Legacy Recordings. The photo on the front of DVD7: Otis Spann (Ray Flerlage / Chansley Entertainment Archives), "Bluesman" - Logo Photo, James Fraher. Series title sequence designed and produced by Big Film Design. This Series was originally produced for PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Presented by WGBH Boston to PBS.