BACK IN PRINT! NEWLY REMASTERED AND REISSUED by director Robert Mugge and Film Movement Classics — Deep Blues! Documentary film. 91 minutes long. "ALL REGIONS" — plays on equipment worldwide!
Cat Head's Roger Stolle: "I first saw Deep Blues at the Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs, Ohio, in 1991. By 1996, I was sitting in a Mississippi juke joint with RL Burnside and Junior Kimbrough. By 2002, I had moved to Clarksdale. And the rest is history. Bob's amazing film helped to lead me here. It's that powerful. The DVD has been out of print for a while now, and it had never been on Blu-ray, so this special re-release is a very important cinematic blues event worth celebrating. Cheers, y'all! Let's go jukin'..."
"Robert Mugge's Deep Blues is a movie no blues lover, no popular music aficionado, and no devotee of American culture and folkways should miss. It's a genuine document, deep and earthy; a peek into our national soul."
- Michael Wilmington, Los Angeles Times
2021 DEEP BLUES remastered in 4K, re-released to theaters in commemoration of its 30th Anniversary, and released on Blu-ray for the first time ever.
2007 DEEP BLUES named one of the Top 25 Music DVDs of All Time by Rolling Stone Magazine.
2007 DEEP BLUES named an Essential Southern Documentary by the Oxford American.
1992 DEEP BLUES given week-long premiere at Lincoln Center in New York City.
1992 DEEP BLUES given festival premiere at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
1992 Robert Mugge given Keeping the Blues Alive in Film Award from the Blues Foundation in Memphis for DEEP BLUES.
In 1990, commissioned by Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, veteran music film director Robert Mugge and renowned music scholar Robert Palmer ventured deep into the heart of the North Mississippi Hill Country and Mississippi Delta to seek out the best rural blues acts currently working. Starting on Beale Street in Memphis, they headed south to the juke joints, lounges, front porches, and parlors of Holly Springs, Greenville, Clarksdale, Bentonia, and Lexington. Along the way, they visited celebrated landmarks and documented talented artists cut off from the mainstream of the recording industry. The resulting film expresses reverence for the rich musical history of the region, spotlighting local performers, soon to be world-renowned, thanks in large part to the film, and demonstrating how the blues continues to thrive in new generations of gifted musicians.
FEATURING THE MUSIC OF:
Junior Kimbrough - R.L. Burnside - Jessie Mae Hemphill - Big Jack Johnson
Roosevelt “Booba” Barnes - Jack Owens & Bud Spires - Lonnie Pitchford
Booker T. Laury - Wade Walton - Jessie Mae’s Fife And Drum Band
NEW YORK TIMES ORIGINAL 1992 REVIEW at https://www.nytimes.com/1992/07/31/movies/review-film-in-memories-and-music-searching-for-the-blues.html
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