Last of the Mississippi Jukes (2003)

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Released 21-Jul-2003
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From renowned music filmmaker Robert Mugge, LAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI JUKES is a tribute to the juke joints of Mississippi. From the single-room plantation shacks where the blues was born a hundred years ago - to the handful of urban and rural lounges that are rapidly becoming extinct - LAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI JUKES captures the essence of the blues and the juke joint legacy. The movie documents and celebrates the origin of blues in America and an important part of our musical that cannot be forgotten.
LAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI JUKES takes you on a musical journey (2002) to Clarksdale, Mississippi's Ground Zero blues club, established by actor Morgan Freeman and his partner to recreate the mood and style of a traditional juke joint. Then, on to Jackson's remarkable 30-plus-year-old Subway Lounge, a thriving urban club now on the verge of losing its home in the legendary and now rapidly crumbling Summers Hotel, Jackson's first black-owned hotel.

Track Listing: 1. Pony Blues 2. Joe Friday 3. Subway Swing 4. Blues Is Alright 5. Stormy Monday 6. All Night Long 7. Casino In The Cottonfield 8. Strokin' 9. You Know I've Tried 10. Garbage Man 11. Hole In The Wall 12. Last Of The Mississippi Jukes 13. Still Called The Blues 14. End Of The Rainbow 15. John Law Burned Down The Liquor Sto 16. What Goes Around, Comes Around 17. Cigarette Blues 18. Members Only 19. Subway Swing (reprise)

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Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding RSDL
Music 2003 86:13 576i (PAL) 4
Widescreen 1.85:1, NOT 16x9 Enhanced
English Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s), English Dolby Digital 2.0 (448Kb/s), English dts 5.1 (1536Kb/s)
Main Menu Audio & Animation, Menu Animation & Audio, Booklet, Gallery-Photo, Gallery-Photo-Dick Waterman shows photos of Mississippi Blues musicians, Additional Footage, Interviews-Cast-Chris Thomas King talks to Jimmy King, Interviews-Cast-Morgan Freeman: Early years living in Mississippi, Interviews-Cast-Morgan Freeman & Bill Luckett: Mississippi Blues musicians, Additional Footage-Bobby Rush demos his blues harps, Interviews-Cast-Dick Waterman shares stories of Son House & Robert Johnson, Additional Footage
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