Chicago Blues

First transmitted in 1985, Harley Cokliss’ classic blues documentary includes performances by Muddy Waters, Junior Wells and Buddy Guy, and shows how the tough urban music of Chicago developed out of the original rural blues.

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53 minutes

Last on

Sat 27 Jul 1985 23:45
BBC Two except East, South East

BBC Four Blues Collection

BBC Four 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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About BBC Four Collection programmes

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.


Role Contributor
DirectorHarley Cokliss
ParticipantMuddy Waters
ParticipantJunior Wells
ParticipantBuddy Guy
ParticipantJ.B. Hutto
ParticipantFloyd Jones
ParticipantDick Gregory

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