The Road To Memphis is a documentary, which traces the musical odyssey of blues legend B.B. King and pays tribute to the city that gave birth to a new style of blues. It also takes us on the road and behind the scenes with Memphis blues veterans Bobby Rush and Rosco Gordon. This homage to Memphis features original performances by B.B. King, Bobby Rush, Rosco Gordon, Ike Turner, Rev. Gatemouth Moore and Little Milton, as well as historical footage of Howlin’ Wolf, B.B. King, Rufus Thomas, Little Richard, Fats Domino, the Coasters and many more.
It includes an interview with Ike Turner as well as an all-star performance by old Beale Street buddies with Ike Turner on piano together with B.B. King, Roscoe Gordon, Marvel Thomas and Little Milton on the song 3 O'Clock Blues. This performance was taken from the W.C. Handy Blues Awards ceremony from 2002.
Label: Vulcan Productions
Director: Richard Pearce
Producer: Martin Scorsese
Time: 119 Min.