The Mirror is reporting today that Sir Paul is participating in new a six-part documentary called The Blues. The series is being produced by Martin Scorsese who claims, "I've always felt an affinity for blues music. The culture of storytelling through music is incredibly
fascinating and appealing to me. The blues have great emotional resonance and are the foundation for American popular music." The series is being directed by Mike Figgis who had these words to say about the other performers who will appear in the project: "I had Van Morrison performing with Tom Jones and there was Jeff Beck and a blues band we put together. I have always thought Tom Jones is a brilliant singer of blues. Van can be very volatile but he was fantastic." The director has hopes that The Blues will first be aired on BBC2 or Channel 4. It has also been scheduled to be shown in PBS in the United States in the fall of 2002.
(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)
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