Take one last look at the Subway Lounge, home of the last juke joint in Clarksville, Mississippi.
An early documentary by Robert Mugge explores the world of Avant Garde composer George Crumb.
Check this ultra-hip 1982 doc on Gil Scott-Heron; he’s a master musician and poet and he explains his career and inner artistic vision.
Famed music venue “Doc’s Music Hall” in Muncie, Indiana survived urban decay but can’t make through a civic revival.
Two full documentary films about the art of white men playing black music for more white men. But on a boat…
Archival footage and interviews show us the entertainers of the 1940’s as they do their part for the war effort.
Idiosyncratic and in relentless pursuit of perfection, Sonny Rollins cut a swath through jazz music that has yet to fade out. Scott Adams examines this documentary of his musical achievements.
Robert Mugge’s documentary about Al Green’s tragedy-strewn return to the Church is given the deluxe 25th Anniversary DVD treatment. Can Scott Adams get an amen?
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