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Desperate Man Blues

2003 Rated NR 52m

This fascinating documentary profiles Joe Bussard, who's devoted his life to preserving the raw music of the American South, including blues, hillbilly, bluegrass, gospel and jazz. In combing the region for masterpieces primarily from the 1920s and '30s, Bussard has amassed more than 25,000 records. Bonus features include rare footage of John Lee Hooker performing "Never Get Out of These Blues Alive" and Son House with "Death Letter Blues."

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Cast: Joe Bussard

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Movie Details

Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.