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Desperate Man Blues

  • Film
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Time Out says

Like a character out of a Terry Zwigoff movie, Joe Bussard has been canvassing the USA door to door for old blues and country records for some 50 years, amassing an extraordinary collection of rare and one-of-a-kind 78s and holding fast to a militant genre loyalism - 'Rock's the cancer of music that ruined everything,' he insists. This affectionate documentary works from a narrow visual field, alternating largely unidentified archive footage (including an amazing performance clip of bluesman Son House) with shots of cigar-chomping Bussard singing, stamping and picking his air guitar in time with his beloved tunes. JWin.
Written by JWin

Release Details

  • Duration:52 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Edward Gillan
  • Cast:
    • Joe Bussard
    • Susannah Anderson
    • Barbara Brown
    • John Cooper
    • Helen Crouse
    • Eddie Dean
    • Paul Geremia
    • George Scott
    • Elizabeth Siwinski
    • Edward Gillan
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