Episode 234: George C Wolfe On The Music Of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom


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Our latest guest on Soundtracking is American playwright and film and theatre director, George C Wolfe.
Now it's with a certain sadness we welcome George to the show, as his latest offering Ma Rainey's Black Bottom also happens to be Chadwick's last performance before his passing. But what a performance it is, as he and Viola Davis put on a virtuoso show as the eponymous blues singer and the trumpeter in her band.
It's available to watch on Netflix now - so you can see for yourself why it landed numerous award nominations and received widespread critical acclaim.

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