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Blind John Davis

First transmitted in 1985, the great Chicago broadcaster and journalist Studs Terkel and pianist Blind John Davis meet in a downtown bar to discuss and play the blues. This interview was shot for "Omnibus: Studs Terkel's Chicago" but not shown in the final programme.

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20 minutes

Last on

Sun 28 Jul 1985 00:30

Music Played

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

  • Blind John Davis

    Born to Lose

  • Blind John Davis

    How Long Blues

  • Blind John Davis

    No Mail Today

  • Blind John Davis

    Pine-Top Boogie

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.


Role Contributor
Director Mike Dibb
Participant Studs Terkel
Participant Blind John Davis


  • Sun 28 Jul 1985 00:30

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