Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Review: Desperate Man Blues

Desperate Man Blues is a fascinating documentary about a record collector named Joe Bussard. An expert on early twentieth century blues, jazz, gospel, and folk, Joe owns ~25,000 records from the time period. He's totally into it- so much so that anything after 1955 he considers garbage. (Take that Steven Blush!) This documentary makes me want to smoke tons of cigars, dig in the crates, and learn that damn banjo that sits downstairs.

Be sure to check out his myspace! I wonder if he likes Lil' Wayne? The question is: does it really matter when you own one of the most precious archives of American music ever assembled?

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