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Director Martin Scorsese pays homage to the Delta blues. Musician Corey Harris travels through Mississippi and on to West Africa, exploring the roots of the music. The film celebrates the early Delta bluesmen through original performances (including Willie King, Taj Mahal, Otha Turner, and Ali Farka Toure) and rare archival footage (featuring Son House, Muddy Waters, and John Lee Hooker).

  1. Martin Scorsese

    Director

  2. Peter Guralnick

    Writer

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  • September 28, 2003
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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 21m

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