Week 7 Open Thread

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No topic is off-topic in an open thread, so say what you will.

For those who asked about the availability of Deep Blues, the film we’ll be watching over the next couple of weeks, Amazon has it in stock, so I assume it’s reasonably available. Robert Mugge, the director of Deep Blues, has made many films about American roots music in the course of a long and distinguished career. Find out more about him and his films here.

Mugge did a series of thirteen one-minute films on the blues for Mississippi Public Broadcasting. They’re all beautifully done, and all available for free download on Mugge’s website (link just above). Here’s one on “Blues Graves.” You’ll notice that Junior Kimbrough’s grave is featured – we’ll hear him perform next week in the next installment of Deep Blues. See you then.

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