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Blues Under the Skin

  • Film

Time Out says

A mixture of documentary and fiction that alternates between bluesmen - from those on the chain gangs right up to BB King - singing and talking about their work, and a classic blues story set in Harlem about a girl who quits her man. The mixture is not a wholly comfortable one, the story and the acting of the young couple being too self-conscious to stand up to the naturalness of the bluesmen themselves. But the music survives on its own, and Amelia Cortez, a real old blues lady playing the mother-in-law, holds the story together with her reminiscences.

Release Details

  • Duration:88 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Robert Manthoulis
  • Screenwriter:Robert Manthoulis, Claude Fléouter
  • Cast:
    • Amelia Cortez
    • Onike Lee
    • Roland Sanchez
    • BB King
    • Brownie McGhee
    • Sonny Terry
    • Mance Lipscomb
    • Furry Lewis
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