The Last Of The Blue Devils (1979)

The Last Of The Blue Devils


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Last of the Blue Devils is an affectionate backward glance at the Kansas City "blues" scene of the 1930s. Established as a mecca for jazz musicians during the Prohibition Era, K.C. spawned some of the best musical talent of the era. The film's nostalgia is leavened with mild outrage in noting that, while many of the best blues men were permitted to strut their stuff before white audiences, none were allowed to utilize anything other than "colored only" facilities. Count Basie is the biggest … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Documentary
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Written By: Bruce Ricker
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On DVD: Mar 8, 2005



as Eddie Durham

as Budd Johnson

as Charles McPherson

as Gene Ramey

as Joe Jones

as Richard Smith

as Milton Morris
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