Directors: Clint Eastwood, Mike Figgis
Director Mike Figgis joins musicians such as Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Tom Jones, performing and talking about the music of the early sixties British invasion that reintroduced the blues sound to America.
Mike Figgis' film examines the circumstances of this vibrant period. Figgis himself participated, albeit in a minor way, in this period of history, playing in a blues band with Bryan Ferry, a band that was the nucleus for the first Roxy Music.
A series of musical interviews with the key players of the blues movement is augmented with a live session at the famous Abbey Road recording studios. Tom Jones, Jeff Beck, Van Morrison, and Lulu all improvise around some classic blues standards, accompanied by a superb band made up of younger and
Says Figgis: I'm interested in why there was such excitement about this black music among Europeans. To that end, I've put together a group of these musicians, augmenting the
Performances in Red, White & Blues
Big Bill Broonzy
B. B. King
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Interviews in Red, White & Blues
B. B. King