The Blues (2003)
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Warming by the Devil's Fire 

On 1950's Mississippi, a young boy navigates inter-generational tensions in his family, torn between the heavenly strains of gospel and the devilish lure of the blues.

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Charles Burnett

Writer:

Charles Burnett
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Tommy Redmond Hicks Tommy Redmond Hicks ... Uncle Buddy
Nathaniel Lee Jr. ... Jr.
Carl Lumbly ... Self - Narrator
Ivy Cassel Ivy Cassel ... Walking man
Frances Horton White Frances Horton White ... Peaches
Susan McWilliams Susan McWilliams ... Love Grace
Tommie Tc Carter Tommie Tc Carter ... Honeyboy
Goodman. Wille Goodman. Wille ... Self
Colleen White Colleen White ... Bobbie Grace
Vasti Jackson Vasti Jackson ... Guitar Player
Nathaniel Lee Sr. Nathaniel Lee Sr. ... W.C. Handy
Ted Davis Ted Davis ... Walter
Ilona W. Wilkes Ilona W. Wilkes ... Bar Owner
Jay R. Unger Jay R. Unger ... Reverend Taylor
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Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill Broonzy ... Self (archive footage)
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On 1950's Mississippi, a young boy navigates inter-generational tensions in his family, torn between the heavenly strains of gospel and the devilish lure of the blues.

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Trivia

The ghost that Jr. saw at the crossroads was played by his own dad, Nathaniel Lee Sr. See more »

Goofs

Nathaniel Lee Sr. knocked a man out in the Juke Joint and someone caught the man as he was falling. It was suppose to be the other way around, where Nathaniel Lee Sr. got knocked out, but he was too heavy for the man to catch while falling. See more »

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Sitting on Top of the World
Written by Walter Vinson
Performed by Bo Carter (As Bo Chatmon)
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Official Sites:

PBS [United States]

Country:

Germany | UK

Release Date:

1 October 2003 (USA) See more »

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