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Blues movies... watch these cool blues movies and blues DVD's with your friends. Throw a party and watch blues movies from midnight until noon! Suggestions? Send your favorite blues movies you would like to see here! contact us. Check out our blues movie idea!

Crossroads, Directed by Walter Hill, Music by Ry Cooder - Blues Movie - Blues DVD

Plot: Ralph Macchio is Lightning Boy. A kid who can make a steel guitar sing. Blind Dog is an old pro who knows it. Together, they're headed to a place where deals are made - "The Crossroads" Cast includes Ralph Macchio, Joe Seneca, Steve Vai, Harry Carey Jr

The Blues Brothers (1980) Directed by John Landis - Blues Movie - Blues DVD

Plot: Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised. Cast includes Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi,  Aretha Franklin

Blues Brothers 2000 (1998) Directed by John Landis - Blues Movie - Blues DVD

Plot: Elwood, the now lone "Blues Brother" finally released from prison, is once again enlisted by Sister Mary Stigmata in her latest crusade. Cast includes BB King, Dan Aykroyd (Elwood Blues), John Goodman, Nia Peeples, J. Evan Bonifant, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Vaughn

Tommy (1986), Directed by Ken Russell - Blues Movie - Blues DVD
Starring : Oliver Reed, Ann-Margret, Eric Clatpton, Roger Daltrey Release Date : 01 January, 1975

The Commitments - Blues Movie - Blues DVD

Plot: A group of working-class young men from the poorest district of North Dublin form a band that plays soul music. Their reasoning: "Soul is the music people understand… It grabs you by the bollocks and lifts you above the [bleep]!" The film follows the ups and downs of the band as they go from gig to gig, performing their own version of numbers like "Mustang Sally" and "Try a Little Tenderness." Tagline: Tagline: "They had absolutely nothing. But they were willing To risk it all."

Round Midnight (1986), Directed by Martin Scorsese

Plot: Paris, 1959. Presents story based on life of Dexter Gordon in Paris and New York City. Musicians include with Dexter Gordon (tenor sax), Herbie Hancock (piano), Bobby Hutcherson

Charles Mingus: Triumph of the Underdog (1998), Directed by Don McGlynn

Bluesland: A Portrait In American Music (1993) Directed by Ken Mandel - Blues Movie

Plot: Documentary about American blues musicians. Cast includes Count Basie, Chuck Berry, Son House, Louis Jordan, Leadbelly, Charley Patton,  Jimmy Rushing, Bessie Smith, T-Bone Walker, Muddy Waters

Ken Burns Jazz Series - Jazz Movie

Bird (about Charlie Parker) (1988), Directed by Clint Eastwood - Jazz Movie

Plot: The troubled life and career of the jazz musician, Charlie "Bird" Parker. Forest Whitaker (Charlie 'Bird' Parker) Diane Venora (Chan Parker), Michael Zelniker Red Rodney, Dizzy Gillespie

A Great Day in Harlem (1994) Directed by Jean Bach

Plot Summary: Documentatry on the Art Kane group photo graph of top jazz musicians in NYC in the year 1958. Cast includes Quincy Jones (Narrator), Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Buck Clayton, Art Blakey, Hank Jones, Art Farmer, Johnny Griffin, Milt Hinton

Leadbelly (1976), Directed by Gordon Parks - Blues Movie

Plot: The life of Blues and folk singer Huddie Leadbetter, nicknamed Leadbelly is recounted. Covering the good times and bad from his 20s to 40s... Cast includes Roger E. Mosley (Huddie Ledbetter). Characters include Blind Lemon Jefferson, John Lomax. Viewer Comments: "One of the most insightful biographical films I have ever seen."

Bound for Glory (1976), Directed by Hal Ashby

Plot: The biography of the legendary folk singer and composer, Woody Guthrie. (more) View Comments: "Passionate, poetic, exceptional filmmaking" Cast includes David Carradine (Woody Guthrie), Randy Quaid

B.B. King: The Blues Summit - Blues Movie (1995) (TV) Musicians include B.B. King, Ruth Brown, Albert Collins, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, KoKo Taylor, Irma Thomas, Joe Louis Walker

Last Waltz, The (1978), Directed by Martin Scorsese
Plot: A film account and presentation of the final concert of The Band. (more) (view trailer) Musicians inclue :
Paul Butterfield, Eric Clapton, Rick Danko, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Bob Dylan, Lawrence Ferlinghetti (poetry), Emmylou Harris, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Robbie Robertson, Pops' Staples, Ringo Starr, Muddy Waters
Ron Wood, Neil Young

Jimi Hendrix (1973), Directed by Joe Boyd - Blues Movie

Plot: This documentary was made three years after Jimi Hendrix's untimely death. At the time it was an example of how a visual biography should be done.Viewer Comments: "One of the premier rock god documentaries ever." Cast include Eric Clapton, Billy Cox, Al Hendrix, Mick Jagger.

Woodstock (1970), Directed by Michael Wadleigh
Plot: The film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival.

Musicians include Richie Havens, Joan Baez, Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Keith Moon, Pete Townshend, Joe Cocker, Country Joe McDonald, Arlo Guthrie, David Crosby Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Alvin Lee, John Sebastian, Carlos Santana

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Live from Austin, Texas (1995), Directed by Gary Menotti - Blues Movie

Plot: Stevie Ray Vaughan performs live with his trio Double Trouble on the show "Austin City Limits." "Live From Austin. Viewer Comments: "Fantastic Concert Video! Stevie At His Peak!"

Last of the Blue Devils, The (1979), Directed by Bruce Ricker - Blues Movie
Plot: During Prohibition, Kansas City was wide open, and jazz was its music. Musicians include Count Basie, Eddie Durham, Jimmy Forrest, Dizzy Gillespie, Jo Jones, Baby Lovett, Charles McPherson, Jay McShann, Charlie Parker, Paul Quinichette, Gene Ramey, Buster Smith, Big Joe Turner, Lester Young.

Jammin' the Blues (1944), Directed by Gjon Mili - Blues Movie
Plot: Prominent jazz musicians of the 1940's get together for a rare filming of a jam session. Viewer Comments: "This is a filmed jam session with some of the best Jazz musicians around. Excellent!"

Musicians include Lester Young, George 'Red' Callender, Harry Edison, Sidney Catlett, Barney Kessel, Jo Jones, Illnois Jacquet

Martin Scorecese Blues Series - Blues Movie - Blues DVD

"Ray" - the music and life of Ray Charles - Blues Movie - Blues DVD

“the Robert Johnson story” Black Orpheus, Directed by Marcel Camus

Plot: A retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, set during the time of the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Beautiful Brazilian music, setting, costumes. Cast includes Breno Mello (Orfeo), Marpessa Dawn (Eurydice) It's not a blues movie, but it's so cool it would make a great plot for a blues movie

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