Criterion Blues

by Sean Ramsdell

Created 06/28/17

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Blues Music and Criterion

Also check out Eric Levy's if it ain't got that swing list

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  • By Eric Levy
    June 29, 2017
    10:14 AM

    What a fantastic list Sean! I'll add a link to it on my Jazz list. And excellent job noting the Blind Willie Johnson connection in Ry's score to PARIS, TEXAS--that's an obscure one! Couple possible additions for you: The Stones perform Robert Johnson's LOVE IN VAIN in GIMME SHELTER, Canned Heat do Johnson's ROLLIN' AND TUMBLIN' and Big Briother and the Holding Company do Big Mama Thornton's BALL AND CHAIN in MONTEREY POP. And I don't remember which specific song, but a Jimmy Reed song is danced to in FACES. I'll let you know if I think of any others.
  • By Eric Levy
    September 03, 2017
    08:12 AM

    Don't think this counts, but Bessie Smith gets mentioned in the dialogue in MASCULIN FEMININ.
  • By Eric Levy
    October 01, 2017
    01:05 PM

    Leon Russell performs a country version of Leadbelly's GOODNIGHT IRENE in A POEM IS A NAKED PERSON.
  • By Eric Levy
    November 23, 2017
    06:03 AM

    Just re-watched MULHOLLAND DR.--amazing! Sonny Boy Williamson's BRING IT ON HOME is featured on the soundtrack.