The road to Memphis

Format: DVD 2003
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Explores the contributions of the city of Memphis, Tennessee, to the blues tradition, focusing on the music of B.B. King, Bobby Rush, and Rosco Gordon.
Special features: Blues boys tune / B.B. King
Key to the highway / B.B. King
Smokestack lightning / Hubert Sumlin and David Johansen
On-camera interview with Richard Pearce and Robert Kenner
Director commentary
Director biography and filmography
Special menu option to scan for all music performances
The blues trailer.

Additional Information
Subjects King, B. B.
Rush, Bobby.
Gordon, Rosco.
Blues (Music) -- Tennessee -- Memphis -- History and criticism.
Blues (Music) -- History and criticism.
Blues musicians -- Tennessee -- Memphis.
Memphis (Tenn.) -- Social life and customs.
Historical television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Publisher New York :Columbia Music Video,2003
Edition Widescreen.
Other Titles Martin Scorsese presents The blues (Television program)
Contributors Pearce, Richard, 1943- television director.
Scorsese, Martin, television producer.
Kenner, Robert, 1950- television producer.
Gordon, Robert, 1961- screenwriter.
Bodde, Margaret, television producer.
Hutton, Richard, television producer.
Gibney, Alex, television producer.
King, B. B., on-screen participant.
Rush, Bobby, on-screen participant.
Gordon, Rosco, on-screen participant.
Turner, Ike, on-screen participant.
Moore, Gatemouth, 1913-2004, on-screen participant.
Little Milton, on-screen participant.
Howlin' Wolf, 1910-1976, on-screen participant.
Thomas, Rufus, 1917-2001, on-screen participant.
Little Richard, 1932-2020 on-screen participant.
Domino, Fats, 1928-2017, on-screen participant.
Coasters (Musical group), on-screen participant.
Road Movies Filmproduktion,
Vulcan Productions,
Cappa Productions,
Jigsaw Productions,
Sony Music Entertainment, Inc., production company.
Columbia Music Video (Firm), publisher.
Participants/Performers B.B. King, Bobby Rush, Rosco Gordon, Ike Turner, Gatemouth Moore, Little Milton, Howlin' Wolf, B.B. King, Rufus Thomas, Little Richard, Fats Domino, the Coasters.
Language English
Notes Documentary.
Title from container.
Originally produced for television broadcast as an episode of the miniseries: The blues.
Also issued as part of the 7-DVD set: Martin Scorsese presents The blues.
Running time indicated on container (approx. 119 min.) includes special features.
System Details DVD; NTSC; widescreen presentation; 5.1 surround sound, 2.0 stereo.
Description 1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780738903835
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