Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Just saw the movie Cadillac Records with Mos Def and Beyonce and I really liked it. It tells the story of Chess Records, Muddy Waters, the blues and Etta James. I LOVE the blues. It was music that started on the plantations in the south and was derived from the field hollers of the labouring slaves. As you can imagine they had a hell of a lot to be blue about and a lot of their songs were really about the oppression they suffered at the hands of their masters and not just love songs. Martin Scorcese produced a great series of documentaries on the blues that is not to be missed.