The Road to Memphis

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This article is about the documentary by Richard Pearce. For the children's novel, see The Road To Memphis (novel).

The Road To Memphis is a documentary directed by Richard Pearce. The film follows the career of Blues musician B.B. King. It features performances by B.B. King, Bobby Rush, Rosco Gordon and Ike Turner, as well as historical footage of Howlin' Wolf and Rufus Thomas.

Said Pearce: "The Blues is a chance to celebrate one of the last truly indigenous American art forms, before it all but disappears, swallowed whole by the rock and roll generation it spawned. Hopefully we'll get there before it's too late."

The film is part of The Blues, a seven part series, with Martin Scorsese acting as executive producer.

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