Desperate Man Blues

Film, Documentaries

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.

Details

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