Cab Calloway: Sketches

The Blues Brothers Band Remembers Cab Calloway

Lou Marini (saxophone), Steve Cropper (guitar), and Donald “Duck” Dunn (bass) tell a story about a time when Cab Calloway sang “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess while walking to their respective elevators. Cab Calloway: Sketches premieres nationally Monday, February 27 at 10 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). In the New York metro-area the […]

Sam Cooke: Crossing Over

Crossing Over

THIRTEEN’s American Masters celebrates the wonderful world of music game-changer and definitive soul singer Sam Cooke in Sam Cooke: Crossing Over, airing Monday, January 11 at 9 p.m. on PBS Watch a Preview Narrated by Danny Glover, the film features archival footage and interviews with Cooke’s family and intimates including Muhammad Ali, Herb Albert, James […]

Muddy Waters: Can’t Be Satisfied

Can’t Be Satisfied

by Robert Gordon Muddy Waters is, in many ways, the archetypal bluesman. He was raised as a sharecropper in the Mississippi Delta, where he learned to play an acoustic guitar. He went to Chicago in 1943, and the band he assembled established the electric blues sound. Over the next three and a half-decades, his band […]

Muddy Waters: Can’t Be Satisfied

Filmmaker Interview – Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville

Filmmakers Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville were kind enough to answer some questions about their film. Q: What first got you interested in doing a film of Muddy Waters? Robert Gordon: I was writing Muddy’s biography for Little, Brown and, in order to get closer to Muddy, I began hunting up film and video performances […]

Muddy Waters: Can’t Be Satisfied