Thursday, April 7

Hill Country Blues on Film

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You See Me Laughin': The Last of the Hill Country Blues Men
If you miss the film on IFC you can buy it from Fat Possum.

IFC Schedule (all times Central) is here:
Thursday, Apr 14 2005 1:15 PM
Thursday, Apr 14 2005 6:35 PM
Wednesday, Apr 20 2005 6:30 PM
Thursday, Apr 21 2005 10:30 AM
Thursday, Apr 21 2005 4:15 PM
Tuesday, Apr 26 2005 5:00 PM
Wednesday, Apr 27 2005 9:15 AM
Wednesday, Apr 27 2005 3:15 PM

This should be a great companion to Deep Blues (a great doc especially if you like roots music and individualists. If you like Blues it is a must-see)

For those who don't know, Hill Country Blues is the blues along the TN/MS border. Fred McDowell is the classic hill country guy. Junior Kimbrough & RL Burnside are two of the more recent and more famous.

This is hypnotic danceable blues, it's deeep groove music. It's good for you body and good for your soul.

John Lee Hooker is a variation of it. North Mississippi Allstars (literally) wouldn't exist if it weren't for Hill Country Blues.
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