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Sideman: Long Road To Glory Film portrays legendary blues sidemen

Sideman: Long Road To Glory Film portrays legendary blues sidemen

On some of the greatest Chicago Blues albums you will find their names on the backside of your record. Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin and Willie “big eyes” Smith were the backbone of the best blues bands around.  They made history as sidemen alongside Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf in the 50s, 60s and 70s. and now these legends are featured in documentary  film SIDEMEN – Long Road To Glory.

Legendary  Sideman of Muddy and Wolf

In the documentary artist like Bonnie Riatt recall that Hubert Sumlin’, Pinetop Perkins and Willie Smith were actually too big to be called sidemen and she is right. All these guys recorded multiple records, received Grammy awards, were inducted into the Rock nd Roll hall of fame and played the blues over more than sixty years. But it is amazing to see that their is a movie dedicated to not the blues bandleaders but the backing bandmembers.

Trailer Blues Documentary THE SIDEMAN

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