REEL SOUTH

SHAKE EM ON DOWN

Season 2 Episode 212 | 56m 46s Video has closed captioning.

Shake 'em On Down' is the story of Fred McDowell, the godfather of the North Mississippi style of blues. Through interviews and never-before-seen footage of Fred McDowell and other blues legends, the film tells the story of a Mississippi sharecropper who went on to influence the music of the Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, RL Burnside, Taj Mahal and the North Mississipp All Stars.

Aired: 03/02/17

Expired: 03/01/20

Rating: NR

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