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First transmitted in 1979 Alexis Korner discovers that in the origins of Blues music lies a deep symbolic message of a shared cultural experience in the African American community.

First transmitted in 1979, Alexis Korner looks back at the historical origins of Blues music. He discovers that although there are subtle undertones of protest against African American oppression, these are not direct. The deeper significance of the Blues lies in its deep symbolic message of togetherness and acknowledgement of a shared experience.

BBC Four Blues Collection

First shown: 11.20pm 23 Jul 1979 Over a year left Duration 25 mins

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