DIRECTOR: Gordon Parks (Shaft, The Super Cops)

STARS: Roger Mosley (Sweet Jesus Preacherman), Art Evans, Madge Sinclair, Ernie Hudson

SYNOPSIS: What a shame this biographical film of blues legend Huddie Ledbetter (better know as "Leadbelly") has been ignored and forgotten. This is NOT a blaxploitation but rather a well-made, directed, acted and shot drama that deserves better! Roger Mosley gives a career performance in the title role. And you'll be surprised by Art Evans (from DIE HARD 2) and his great turn as another musical legend: Blind Lemon Jefferson (who plays with Leadbelly). The film follows Leadbelly from his early youth playing local parties, womanizing and getting in trouble. His long stretches in brutal southern prisons. And overall it shows his never dying love for music. An epic bio! This film is absolutely packed with songs including: Green Corn, Goodnight Irene, Where Did You Sleep Last Night, Rock Island Line, Cotton Fields and many more plus a few Blind Lemon songs too).  Highly recommended!!

*For more music see: Paganini, D.O.A. and Get Crazy

Fullscreen / Color

Region Free NTSC dvd-R

BLUE dvd case (above image is the front cover art)

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