New Blues DVD includes Mississippi and Arkansas musicians


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Associated Press

HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. - Portions of a new DVD focusing on the lives of blues musicians living in the Mississippi Delta will be shot in Helena-West Helena.

Actor Morgan Freeman and musician George Thorogood will provide commentary for the DVD, which is named after Freeman's Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, Miss.

Robert Eva, a director, said bonus footage on the DVD will include Helena-West Helena and other Delta areas.

"We are going to strap on a video camera to a crop duster and get footage from the air," Eva said. "It's time people get to see it from the inside and really understand where the blues came from."

The DVD is expected to be in stores in February. Proceeds will go to non-profits that promote blues music and the featured artists.

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