Robert Mugge




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Deep Blues (1991)

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Robert Mugge and Jack Owens

Robert Mugge with Jack Owens during the filming of Deep Blues.
Photo credit: Axel Küstner


"Robert Mugge's "Deep Blues" is a movie no blues lover, no popular music aficionado, and no devotee of American culture and folkways should miss. It's a genuine document, deep and earthy; a peek into our national soul."
-  Michael Wilmington, Los Angeles Times

2007 DEEP BLUES named one of the Top 25 Music DVDs of All Time by Rolling Stone Magazine.
2007 DEEP BLUES named an Essential Southern Documentary by the Oxford American.
2003 DEEP BLUES, HELLHOUNDS ON MY TRAIL and LAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI JUKES given week-long run to help open the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, Maryland.
1992 DEEP BLUES given week-long premiere at Lincoln Center in New York City.
1992 DEEP BLUES given festival premiere at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
1992 Robert Mugge given Keeping the Blues Alive in Film Award from the Blues Foundation in Memphis for DEEP BLUES.
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