You See Me Laughin-Last of the Hill Country Bluesmen

Directed By: Mandy Stein Starring: R.L. Burnside

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You see me laughin' is a personal journey into the lives and music of the last of the hill country bluesmen who've kept their music alive on the back porches and in the tiny juke joints of the mississippi backwoods.


Studio Red Distribution
SKU 40709041
UPC 767981102092
UPC 14 00767981102092
Format DVD
Release Date 3/29/2005
Blues Music
Blues Singers
Jazz Legends
Music (General)
Editors Note
Note The glimpse afforded by director Mandy Stein's documentary into the world of four Mississippi bluesmen, who comprise the roster of Fat Possum Records, is a testament to a musical era that many consider passed. R.L. Burnside, the late Junior Kimbrough, Cedell Davis, and T-Model Ford, have lived the life commemorated in the music they play; from a lifetime of illness in Davis' case to Burnside's tragic family history, these men epitomize the blues, and relay their experiences here in both interviews and song. The story of Fat Possum's origins as a label founded on a shoestring budget by young white entrepreneur Matthew Johnson, using his college tuition money, is also heard, with intimations of the tension between the white label owners and black musicians. With excellent photography, including rare black and white footage of Burnside dating from 1974, the documentary paints a portrait of the turbulent lives these men have lived against a backdrop of poverty and privation. Testimonials and fascinating anecdotes are offered by such luminaries as Iggy Pop, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and U2's Bono.
Mandy Stein
R.L. Burnside
Cast & Crew
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Star
R.L. Burnside - Star
Bono - Featured
Iggy Pop - Featured
Mandy Stein - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2002
Catalog ID 10209
UPC 00767981102092
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 77 minutes
Color B&W and Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD

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