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Sonny Boy Williamson Sings

First transmitted in 1985, Blues Night presents rare footage of the harmonica blues player Sonny Boy Williamson.

First transmitted in 1985, Blues Night presents rare footage of the harmonica blues player Sonny Boy Williamson, who gave B.B. King his big break in 1948. ‘He was on the radio doing live performances when I first came to Memphis. He put me on his show to do this one song – a lady saloon-keeper hired me that day and I’ve worked ever since,’ King explained to the Radio Times.

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Sat 27 Jul 1985 20:30

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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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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.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter John Walters
Presenter B.B. King
Producer Anthony Wall
Performer Sonny Boy Williamson

Broadcast

  • Sat 27 Jul 1985 20:30

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