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)
Bonnie Raitt and her band perform songs including Love Has No Pride and Nick of Time.
How blues conquered the world and the music moved from black to white audiences.
How the early blues musicians used the latest media to bring their music to the public.
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)
Documentary about the legendary guitarist, composer and provocateur John Fahey.
With BB King, Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Seasick Steve, ZZ Top and many more.
Biography of the bluesman Big Bill Broonzy, who would inspire a generation of musicians.
Monday 09th December, 00:00 on BBC Four
Monday 09th December, 01:00 on BBC Four
Monday 09th December, 03:00 on BBC Four
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