Chicago Blues

(1972)
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Harley Cokeliss's Chicago Blues filmed in 1972 was a remarkable film; remarkable in that it was not just a competent documentary but a film crafted with care by professionals with a love and understanding of music and a respect for its history and artists. The music and its artists of Chicago Blues reflect faithfully the structure of the city's Blues activity of the late '60s from unknown amateur to world famous stars, from house to small bar, from traditional down home to modern city style. Thus Johnny Lewis, a housepainter who played for his own amusement at home and was almost a discovery of the film team, to Muddy Waters, Chicago Blues' most famous figure.

  1. Harley Cokeliss

    Director

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  1. Muddy Waters

    Muddy Waters

  2. Dick Gregory

    Dick Gregory

  3. Buddy Guy

    Buddy Guy

  4. Studs Terkel

  5. Junior Wells

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Chicago Blues

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Status Released

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  • January 1, 1972
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 0h 59m

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