Documentary on Bluesman Frank Bey Enters Final Push for Kickstarter Funding

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By James Roberts/Glide Magazine

As we move on into the 21st century, our connection to the blues is getting more and more tenuous. Blues, of course, will never die—as long as there’s a smoky club, barbecue, and the need to express the joys and pains of being alive, there will be the blues—but every passing year removes us from the roots of blues a little bit more, and the tissue that connects us to the original purveyors of this uniquely American genre gets more and more loose.

We, simply, don’t have many old school bluesmen left standing. History is lost a little more with every year, and so it’s important that we document what we have to remind us of what we were as we continue moving forward into a new generation of blues. A new documentary, currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter, is looking to document the life and struggles of legendary bluesman Frank Bey.

Frank Bey: Ask Me How I Feel, whose crowdfunding campaign runs through October 25, hopes to shed light on the life and career of Bey, whose rise in the 70s was derailed thanks to an infamous deal with James Brown gone wrong. …Read entire story and findout how to also contribute…


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