Episode 4

The Devil's Music, Series 2 Episode 4 of 4

Duration: 25 minutes

First transmitted in 1979, the last of four programmes exploring American Blues music. Alexis Korner focuses on electric Blues and Rhythm and Blues - the form that has generally become know as Chicago Blues.

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  • BBC Four Blues Collection

    Blues Collection
    This 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 Collection

    All American Collection
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  • More about this programme

    This final programme in the series illustrates how, whereas the early Blues players simply used their electric guitars to amplify their acoustic sound, the next generation of musicians viewed the electric guitar as a completely different instrument. Sit back and enjoy the results, which were recorded in Chicago.
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    Programmes 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.


Alexis Korner
Billy Boy Arnold
Sonny Blake
Joe Carter
Charles Edwards
LT Lewis
Dave Myers
Louis Myers
Fenton Robinson
Maddalena Fagandini
Giles Oakley


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  • Blues

    Blues programmes featuring influential musicians including B.B. King and Muddy Waters.

  • All American

    A collection of programmes from the BBC archives exploring culture in the USA.

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