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Shake 'Em On Down: The Blues According to Fred McDowell

Through interviews and never-before-seen footage, delight in the story of Mississippi sharecropper of Fred McDowell, the godfather of the North Mississippi style of blues, who was first recorded by Alan Lomax in 1959, traveled to Europe with the Rolling Stones in the mid-1960s, mentored Bonnie Raitt, and influenced the music of many others including RL Burnside, Taj Mahal and the North Mississippi All Stars.

By Joe York and Scott Barretta.

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