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Blues & Beyond with Cerys Matthews and Val Wilmer

DJ and broadcaster Cerys Matthews and acclaimed blues photographer Val Wilmer select their best-loved blues singers, several of whom Val has met and photographed.

DJ and broadcaster Cerys Matthews and acclaimed blues photographer Val Wilmer select their favourite blues musicians, several of whom Val has met and photographed.

As they view their selection, they reveal the reasons behind their choices. Discover why Muddy Waters is their master of mojo, and how Val rescued Jimi Hendrix from some over-eager fans. From Howlin' Wolf to John Lee Hooker, Sister Rosetta Tharpe to Peggy Lee and many more, their playlist is packed with classic blues and punctuated with great stories.

Blues and Beyond offers new insights on both the subject and the narrators, as well as providing a heady nostalgic hit of the very best in blues music, from the intimate to the epic.

59 minutes

Last on

Fri 26 Apr 2019 22:45

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Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:19

    Bessie Smith

    St. Louis Blues

  • 00:22

    Victoria Spivey

    T.B Blues

  • 00:47

    Jimi Hendrix

    Hey Joe

  • 00:47

    The Jimi Hendrix Experience

    Sunshine of Your Love (BBC Session)

  • 00:58

    Elmore James

    Dust My Blues

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Val Wilmer
Presenter Cerys Matthews
Director Siobhan Logue
Producer Siobhan Logue

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