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Director: Mandy Stein     Starring: R.L. Burnside
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You See Me Laughin-Last of the Hill Country Bluesmen DVD 1 of 1
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40709041
UPC: 767981102092
UPC 14: 00767981102092
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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.
Editor's 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.


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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Red Distribution
Video Release Date Release Date: 3/29/2005
Video Play Time Running Time: 77 minutes
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 10209
Video UPC UPC: 00767981102092
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Video Cast Info R.L. Burnside
Video Cast Info Bono - Featured
Video Cast Info Iggy Pop - Featured
Video Cast Info Mandy Stein - Director

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