Morgan Freeman, who should lend his sonorous voice to every US documentary, introduces this toe-tapping film from 2007, charting the development of boogie-woogie music from its roots in the lumber camps of Louisiana and Texas to its influence on rock ’n’ roll.

The film features some of the genre’s key players, including old-timers Jerry Lee Lewis, Henry Gray, Marcia Ball and Pinetop Perkins (94 when this was made), and culminates in a spirited concert at Ground Zero, Freeman’s own blues club in Clarksdale, Mississippi.


Morgan Freeman introduces a documentary exploring the development of boogie-woogie music, featuring performances and interviews with some of the stars of the genre, including Jerry Lee Lewis, Pinetop Perkins, Marcia Ball and newcomer Little Red Clay. The programme culminates in a concert at Clarksdale Mississippi's Ground Zero Blues Club.

Cast & Crew

Contributor Morgan Freeman
Contributor Jerry Lee Lewis
Contributor Pinetop Perkins
Contributor Henry Gray
Contributor Marcia Ball
Contributor Little Red Clay
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Music Documentary