Guitarist Bill Frisell’s live soundtrack of howling blues chords.

 

 

The Mississippi River Flood of 1927 forced the exodus of displaced sharecroppers. Musically, the Great Migration fueled the evolution of acoustic blues to electric blues bands that thrived in cities like Memphis, Detroit and Chicago becoming the wellspring for R&B and rock as well as developing jazz styles.

A trailer for “The Great Flood
American theatrical premiere Winter 2013-14 at IFC Center, NYC
Film by Bill Morrison
Music by Bill Frisell
Produced by Phyllis Oyama

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