The Blues Project


A proposed four-part series on the history of one of America’s original art forms.This is the only project in my filmography that I have included that wasn’t actually produced. It is the ‘one that got away.” I was in the midst of developing this project for PBS consideration when the opportunity to join JPL came about. As a native Mississippian, I was tremendously looking forward to this project as a way of ‘going home, but, as it events played out, this was likely one idea that wasn’t ever going to be hatched in out of my work nest.  Later I learn edthat PBS had a second Blues project in development in parallel – what came to be known as Martin Scorsese’s documentary series, The Blues. As BB King used to say, “How Blue Can You Get?”

Blaine Baggett – Executive-in-Charge of Development