A selection of programmes featuring influential blues musicians, including B.B. King, Muddy Waters and Sonny Boy Williamson.
BBC Radio 3 presenter and jazz musician Julian Joseph recalls his early love of music and reflects upon how blues is the 'bedrock and the catalyst ' of modern music. Read more
Rare footage of the harmonica blues player Sonny Boy Williamson. (1985)
John Walters talks to B.B. King about his extraordinary life. (1985)
Performances by Muddy Waters, Junior Wells and Buddy Guy. (1985)
Studs Terkel and pianist Blind John Davis meet in Chicago to discuss the blues. (1985)
Blues medley featuring Fred McDowell, Lead Belly and Billie Holiday. (1985)
Big Bill Broonzy sings and plays the blues in a Belgian nightclub. (1985)
Alexis Korner delves into the world of American Blues music. (1979)
Alexis Korner delves further into the soulful world of traditional Blues music. (1979)
Alexis Korner discovers that Blues music expresses a deep symbolic message. (1979)
Alexis Korner looks at contemporary Chicago Blues music. (1979)
B.B. King is filmed in Piccadilly recording his 'B.B. King in London' album. (1972)
Saturday 06th September, 02:00 on BBC Four HD
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