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The subjects are worthy of praise and "Sidemen" gives them their shine. As Perkins says when picking up his first Grammy at age 97, "better late than never."
A kind of blues song in its own right, Sidemen: Long Road to Glory is an affectionate attempt to showcase three major figures in the development of Chicago blues.
Three influential Delta bluesmen are affectionately given their long overdue time in the spotlight in Scott Rosenbaum's fittingly soulful "Sidemen: Long Road to Glory."
Sidemen" is an exceptionally entertaining and captivating tribute to the men and their music - and there's more than enough of said music here to please blues aficionados and recruit converts.
Mr. Rosenbaum and his producer Jasin Cadic shape a narrative of professional insecurity and personal resilience.
The film should prove catnip to music lovers, especially blues fans.
... after a lifetime of standing on the side of the stage, these three fantastic musicians do get the spotlight here - and in the contemporary concert clips, it's a joy to see them hold it.
Sidemen: Long Road To Glory celebrates the contributions that Pinetop Perkins, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith and Hubert Sumlin made to the blues musical genre.
Sidemen is well-rounded, with a captivating story which is accompanied by sharp picture and the authentic sound of good ol' blues jams throughout the film.
Hubert Sumlin, Pinetop Perkins and Willie Smith were outstanding players, and they make this movie interesting in spite of itself.
Has the urgency of a fan who realizes that the indomitable spirit of American roots music resides in mortal musicians.
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