Uncle Jessie white -
Portrait of a DELTA blues man in detroit
The initial showing of this documentary was to bring together the crew, bands, blues players, Detroit laborers, family and friends, who worked so hard to make this a reality. The documentary will be placed in film festivals over the next year and then placed on a website for viewing. Educational materials are being prepared to place this in the Detroit Blues Society - Blues in Schools program for our youth.
Brought to you by:
Anne Marie Graham-Hudak
Production Line by: Gangwarily Productions
Here are some pictures from behind the scenes of the documentary, along with some other fun times many of us had! Behind the documentary
a little bit about our web documentary
This web documentary portrays the life and legacy of the Detroit blues musician Jessie White (1920-2008). It depicts a journey that carries the viewer from the Jim Crow South, in the 1920s, to the 1930s juke joints in Mississippi, and finally to the post-war blues scene in Detroit.
This web documentary will educate the viewer on the many automotive workers who migrated from the south and brought their rich cultural and social music traditions with them. As a viewer you will be introduced to automotive and assembly line workers that practiced their musical craft on the weekends, after long days in the plants. You will learn about southern traditions of weekend long blues sessions, which continued to be carried out in Uncle Jessie White's home on 29th street in Detroit for over 10 years.
December 2016 Updates - Please see Facebook for more details. We have submitted the documentary to the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and the Chicago Film Festival - waiting to hear the