Bluesland: A Portrait in American Music (1993)

Blues as a genre shaped the sound of jazz in the early 20th century and directly led to the creation of rock 'n' roll in the '50s. The scales, chords, and progressions of blues as a musical form can be found in styles from jazz to rock to contemporary R&B.

Directing:
  • Ken Mandel

Writing:
  • Ralph Myers
  • Toby Byron

Stars:
Release Date: 1993-11-02
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 85
Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstro...
Self (archive footage)
Keith David
Keith David
Self - Host
Chuck Berry
Chuck Berry
Self (archive footage)
Count Basie
Count Basie
Self (archive footage)
John Lee Hooker
John Lee Hook...
Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger
B.B. King
B.B. King
Dinah Washington
Dinah Washing...
Self (archive footage)
Muddy Waters
Muddy Waters
Self (archive footage)
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