The Blues – Now For The Facts

The Martin Scorcese blues documentary project currently running on PBS is a riff on the music, but short on the basic facts. So a radio series that looks at the blues from a more clinical chronological perspective was put together. “The film teams knew that once the films aired there would be an outcry because they’re not traditional documentary. There was a feeling that there was a need for that kind of content. So the folks who put the project together – Scorsese and the Seattle-based Experience Music Project – settled into a 13-part documentary that would be a true chronological documentary on what is the blues.”