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THE LAND WHERE THE BLUES BEGAN

USA, 1978 (MIFF 1986)

Director: Alan Lomax, John Bishop, Worth Long

A documentary shot on location in Mississippi which presents the musical and sociological roots of Blues music It Includes footage of prison work songs railroad work gangs a Baptist revival service country picnics and individual musicians.

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