B.B. King - Life Of Riley (DVD)

B.B. King - Life Of Riley (DVD)

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'The invaluable and definitive autobiography of the last great bluesman, BB King.' -The Observer

The only documentary ever done on the last of the blues legends. Narrated by Morgan Freeman and directed by Jon Brewer, this visually stunning picture has an astounding list of contributors (aside from King himself), including Bono, Eric Clapton, Bruce Willis, Bonnie Raitt, Dr. John, Keith Richards and Bill Wyman, as well as appearances by Mick Jagger and President Obama. This is a no holds barred, powerful feature that explores how a black cotton picker from Mississippi turned his life around and battled against all the odds and unrelenting racism to overcome even the toughest critics. Filmed on location all over America as well as in the United Kingdom, this picture brings to life the heat and gin-soaked plantations where it all began. With the full cooperation of the B.B. King Museum, owners of vaults and archives so precious and immense, that several trips had to be made to America to revisit the collection and partake of its many gems. Prejudice and segregation has stained the lives of countless African Americans, and B.B. �Riley' King made sure that through his music, he never allowed it to mar his spirit. This is the essence of the story that makes an astoundingly beautiful film. Extremely informative and visually captivating.

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Bonus Materials

  • Live at the Albert Hall 'See that my grave is kept clean'
  • Live at the Albert Hall 'Thrill has gone' including special guests Ronnie Wood, Susan Tedeshci, Derek Trucks, Mick Hucknell & Slash
  • Bonus Interviews from Buddy Guy, Mick Hucknell & Ronnie Wood, Bonnie Raitt, Derek Trucks, Bobby Bland, Walter Trout, Susan Tedeschi, Carlos Santana, Joe Bonamassa, Dr John, John Mayall, Slash, Leon Russell.

 

Cast & Crew

Actors:
  •       Morgan Freeman

Director: Jon Brewer

Producer: Jon Brewer

Track Listing

    • How Blue Can You Get (Live)
    • Chains + Things
    • The Thrill is Gone
    • Need Your Love
    • Sweet 16
    • When Love Comes to Town
    • See That My Grave is Kept Clean (live)
    • Blues Boy Tune
    • Messy But Good
    • On My Word of Honour
    • Tired of Your Jive
    • And lots more!

    Additional Details

    Label: MVD Visual

    Genre: Blues

    Language: English

    Run Time: 123 mins

    Region: 0

    Release Date: 07/01/14

    UPC: 760137634591