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Author Topic: Sam Charters film The Blues  (Read 2486 times)

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Re: Sam Charters film The Blues
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2019, 10:59:12 AM »
I asked Gary Atkinson of Document Records an update for the movie "The Blues" by Sam Charters.  Here's his reply :

The documentary film was finally completed in the autumn of last year. We are very pleased with the results.

It has been given the title of 'Searching For Secret Heroes - The Making Of A Film'. It is made up in two sections. The first is made up of interviews with Sam and Ann Charters discussion how, as a young couple in 1962 the ventured south with a wind up 16mm camera and a reel to reel tape recorder hoping to catch on film, for the first time, some of the "country blues" artists who could still be found and were still performing at their homes and locally. This section lasts for fifty-seven minutes ending with Sam and Ann describing what they had found in the segregated south of the time. As a young couple from the north, they were shocked yet they were also elated with what they had captured both on film and on the microphone. The remaining section is that of the entire film that they shot and which Sam simply called 'The Blues'.

We are now working on the notes and the album, which will accompany the DVD, which is due to be released at the end of this year.


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