Monochrome: Black, White & Blue
By Jack Barnes
The three-part series Monochrome: Black, White & Blue featuring Morgan Freeman, Chuck Berry, Bill Wyman, B.B. King, Jake Bugg, Carlos Santana, Ronnie Wood, Eric Clapton, Robert Cray and many more, will explore the deep-routed history of blues music in America – available exclusively on Prime Video, through Amazon Video Direct, from Monday February 12, 2018. Enjoy this video stream below after the jump.
Monochrome: Black, White & Blue, was produced and directed by Jon Brewer whose powerful music documentaries include B.B. King: The Life of Riley, Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark, Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero and most recently Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story. This powerful miniseries manages to lovingly defragment the history of not only blues music but also the plight of the people in America’s deep south.
Monochrome: Black, White & Blue brings the story of blues to life through powerful interviews, live musical performances and sweeping landscapes. From America’s deep South, to Detroit and New York. This captivating and enlightening documentary series races the evolution of blues through pivotal moments in American history. Brewer discovers that there was no music called ‘the blues’ when its creators just stepped into a new feel of musical expressionism… just a means of releasing a lifetime of pain and oppression, from which music, momentarily, set them free.
The impressive list of artists and luminaries featured in this docu-series also includes Beth Hart, George Thorogood, Joe Bonamassa and Sonny Boy Williamson, with appearances from Aerosmith, Chris Barber, Gary Clark Jr., Howlin’ Wolf, Jeff Beck, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Mick Hucknall, Run-D.M.C, Slash, T-Bone Walker, ZZ Top, Bono, Derek Trucks, Irvin Mayfield, Jimmie Wood, Joanne Shaw Taylor, John Mayall, Johnny Winter, Keb; Mo’, Leon Russell, Moby, Susan Tedeschi, Walter Trout, Dr. John, Buddy Guy and Allen Toussaint.
An Emperor Media Production in association with Bounce Sales Division Ltd. and Blues Trail Limited, Monochrome: Black, White & Blue consists of three one hour episodes, available to stream as a special offer to Amazon Prime members in North America, courtesy of Kew Media Group.
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