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Bessie Smith in The Blues: A Musical Journey

Martin Scorsese Presents: The Blues: A Musical Journey

2002 NR

Executive produced by Martin Scorsese, this PBS series consists of seven feature-length films that capture the essence of the blues while exploring how the art form so deeply influenced music and people the world over. Offerings include a blend of aural and visual treasures: rare video footage, interviews and unforgettable performances by some of the greatest musicians in the history of the blues.

  • Bessie Smith in The Ladies Sing the Blues The Ladies Sing the Blues
  • Bessie Smith in Hollywood Rhythm: Vol. 1 Hollywood Rhythm: Vol. 1
  • Bessie Smith in The Archive: Vol. 3: Jazz The Archive: Vol. 3: Jazz