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Sidemen: Long Road to Glory (2016)

SIDEMEN - Long Road To Glory is an intimate look at the incredible lives and legacies of piano player Pinetop Perkins, drummer Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith and guitarist Hubert Sumlin, all Muddy... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Marc Maron ... Narrator (voice)
Pinetop Perkins Pinetop Perkins ... Himself
Hubert Sumlin ... Himself
Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gary Allegretto Gary Allegretto ... Himself
Gregg Allman ... Himself
Elvin Bishop ... Himself
Sugar Blue Sugar Blue ... Himself
Joe Bonamassa ... Himself
Halldor Bragason Halldor Bragason ... Himself
Eric Clapton ... Himself (archival)
Nic Clark Nic Clark ... Himself
Shemekia Copeland ... Herself
Guy Davis Guy Davis ... Himself
Norman Dayron Norman Dayron ... Himself


SIDEMEN - Long Road To Glory is an intimate look at the incredible lives and legacies of piano player Pinetop Perkins, drummer Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith and guitarist Hubert Sumlin, all Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf sidemen. The film captures some of the last interviews and their final live performances together, before their deaths in 2011. The historic live shows are accompanied by performances and personal insights from many of the blues and rock stars these legendary sidemen inspired including; Bonnie Raitt, Gregg Allman, Derek Trucks, Shemekia Copeland, Robby Krieger, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Joe Perry, Joe Bonamassa and Johnny Winter.

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18 August 2017 (USA) See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$6,120, 20 August 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$31,399, 24 September 2017
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A Journey down the long road to glory, amazing.
17 June 2016 | by m_henehanSee all my reviews

Our family along with all the families of young musicians attending the Pinetop Perkins Foundation 2016 Masterclass workshop where invited to a private screening of the film last evening, we were told that it would make us laugh and cry with a roller-coaster of emotion. They were right, we laughed and we cried, being in the Mississippi Delta, particularly Clarksdale, MS seeing where these incredible musicians lived and worked, the stories they told and the legacy they have left behind made the screening even more special, and the the musicians, the writers, the producers and everyone involved in the production of this film, Thank You. Thank You for helping keep the Blues Alive, Thank you for telling the story of these fine musicians, Thank you for putting this on film, so we can share this with our children. Thank You.

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