Tony Palmer garnered support from John Lennon in making this ambitious 1975 documentary series that chronicles the history of pop music. B.B. King, Leadbelly, and Billie Holiday make appearances in this fourth volume, which tracks the way in which blues was a response to various oppressive forces--a response that traveled all the way from the Mississippi Delta to the industrial environs of Chicago.
From renowned British filmmaker Tony Palmer. The critically acclaimed BBC series All You Need is Love: Episode 4: "Who's That Comin',addresses one of the most popular and enduring musical genres,the Blues. Blues is a word you have to think about before it can be understood. The blues is an emotional response to a variety of oppressive social conditions. The Episode begins in the Delta of Mississippi and follows the progress of itinerant blues musicians to the steel mills and automobile factories of Chicago; from harmonica and fiddle to electric guitar and fashionable nightclubs. Finally, the episode shows how blues phrases and harmonies were stolen by white rock n rollers in need of a new gimmick. Features BB King, Leadbelly and Billie Holiday.
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