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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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52 minutes

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Sat 27 Jul 1985 23:45

Music Played

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

  • Johnnie Lewis

    The Hobo Blues

  • Muddy Waters

    Hoochie-Coochie Man

  • J.B. Hutto & The Hawks

    Come On Back Home

  • Buddy Guy & Junior Wells

    Country Girl

  • Johnnie Lewis

    You're Gonna Miss Me

  • Buddy Guy & Junior Wells

    We're Ready

  • Buddy Guy & Junior Wells

    First Time I Met The Blues

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
Director Harley Cokliss
Participant Muddy Waters
Participant Junior Wells
Participant Buddy Guy
Participant J.B. Hutto
Participant Floyd Jones
Participant Dick Gregory


  • Sat 27 Jul 1985 23:45

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