Director Clint Eastwood explores his passion for piano blues through interviews with Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Little Richard and Dr. John.
Director Mike Figgis examines the influences of blues musicians Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Freddie King on 1960s British artists; Tom Jones, Jeff Beck, Van Morrison and Lulu improvise on classic blues pieces.
In director Marc Levin's film, rapper Chuck D and producer Marshall Chess explore the heyday of Chicago blues; performance footage of Koko Taylor, Otis Rush, Magic Slim, Ike Turner.
Director Charles Burnett explores his own childhood in a story about a young boy's meeting with his family in 1955 Mississippi and the tensions between gospel and blues music.
Director Richard Pearce traces the musical odyssey of blues musician B.B. King and pays tribute to Memphis, Tenn.
Director Wim Wenders explores the dramatic tension between the sacred and the profane in the music of Skip James, Blind Willie Johnson and J.B. Lenoir.
Director Martin Scorsese traces the origins of the blues from Mali to Mississippi; featuring archival footage and performances by Corey Harris, Willie King, Taj Mahal, Keb' Mo', Otha Turner, Habib Koité, Salif Keita, Ali Farka Touré.