Reel South: Shake 'Em On Down - The Blues According to Fred McDowell

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Through interviews and never-before-seen footage, delight in the story of Mississippi sharecropper Fred McDowell, the godfather of the North Mississippi style of blues, who was first recorded by Alan Lomax in 1959, traveled to Europe with the Rolling Stones in the mid-1960s, mentored Bonnie Raitt, and influenced the music of RL Burnside, Taj Mahal, the North Mississippi All Stars and many others.

Reel South is a collaboration between UNC-TV and SCETV, and the Southern Documentary Fund (SDF).

Reel South: Shake 'Em On Down - The Blues According to Fred McDowell

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