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Web Site of the Week: The Blues

 Noted bluesman Willie Dixon once said, “The blues are the roots; everything else is the fruits”. Wise  words indeed, and the quote informs the spirit of Martin Scorsese’s PBS documentary series “The  Blues“. This interactive website provides users with some great material about this seven part series,  which features segments by Clint Eastwood, Wim Wenders, and of
course, Mr. Scorsese. On the site, visitors can watch previews of each segment and learn more about  the artists profiled in each one. In “The Songs & the Artists” area, visitors can read musician  biographies and even check out the accompanying radio series which was released in conjunction  with the documentary. Those who like to travel should click on the “Blues Road Trip” area. Here they will have the opportunity to take a musical journey from the Deep South to Memphis, St. Louis, and Chicago via song, photographs, and maps. The site is rounded out by the “Blues Classroom” area, which is designed for educators. Interested parties can view lesson plans, look over a blues glossary, and read several background essays. [KMG]

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