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BBC Four Blues CollectionThis programme is part a collection of BBC programmes featuring influential blues musicians, including B.B. King, Muddy Waters and Sonny Boy Williamson.
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All American CollectionThis programme is also part of the BBC Four All American Collection.
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More about this programmeThe Blues is not always 'feeling down' music. This programme is about 'Good Time Blues'. It focuses on Blues singers who made their living by moving around playing to audiences wherever they could find them. Sam Chatmon would quit his farm work during the slack season and go on tour, perhaps up through Mississippi to Memphis, Tennessee and back again, cracking jokes, telling stories and singing a love song along the way.
About BBC Four Collection programmesProgrammes are selected, in part, for their historical context and reflect the broadcast standards and attitudes of their time, which may not accord to some current BBC editorial guidelines. We aim to select programmes which can be shown in their entirety but in some cases edits are required. In these cases, edits are kept to a minimum and are made only for technical reasons.
- Alexis Korner
- Sam Chatmon
- James Deshay
- Laura Dukes
- Little Brother Mongomery
- Big Joe Williams
- Maddalena Fagandini
- Giles Oakley