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Mississippi and Louisiana

In the final part of his road trip, Reginald D Hunter travels down the Mississippi from Memphis to New Orleans to learn about the birth of blues music.

In the final part of his road trip, Reginald D Hunter follows in the footsteps of Huckleberry Finn with a trip down the Mississippi from Memphis to New Orleans through the Delta to learn about the birth of blues and how it manifests itself today.

In Louisiana, Reg takes a detour to a bayou to learn about Creole culture and zydeco before winding up in New Orleans to meet the city's musical triumvirate of Dr John, Allen Toussaint and Irma Thomas.

Also featuring Stax musicians Steve Cropper and Eddie Floyd.

60 minutes

Last on

Sat 8 Feb 2020 01:25

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Music Played

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

  • Elvis Presley

    An American Trilogy

  • Gladys Knight & The Pips

    Midnight Train To Georgia

  • R.L. Burnside

    Goin' Down South

  • Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry

    Proud Mary

  • Tina Turner

    Proud Mary

  • B.B. King

    Please Love Me

  • Memphis Minnie

    Haunted House

  • Joni Mitchell

    Furry Sings The Blues

  • Albert King

    Born Under A Bad Sign

  • Booker T. & The MG’s

    Time Is Tight

  • Eddie Floyd

    Knock On Wood

  • Isaac Hayes

    Walk On By

  • Muddy Waters

    My Home Is In The Delta

  • Charley Patton

    High Water Everywhere

  • Blind Boy Paxton

    34 Blues

  • Seasick Steve

    Moon Going Down

  • Robert Johnson

    Crossroads Blues

  • Howlin’ Wolf

    Little Red Rooster

  • Rosco Gordon

    Let's Get High

  • Bobbie Gentry

    Ode to Billie Joe

  • Bob Dylan

    The Death of Emmett Till

  • R.L. Burnside

    Shake 'Em On Down

  • R.L. Burnside

    Jumper On The Line

  • Cedric Burnside

    Miss Maybelle

  • Mississippi John Hurt

    Frankie

  • Nina Simone

    Mississippi Goddam

  • Paul Robeson

    Ol' Man river

  • Creedence Clearwater Revival

    Born On The Bayou

  • Geno Delafose

    Eunice Two Step

  • Tony Joe White

    Polk Salad Annie

  • Dr. John

    Gris Gris Gumbo Ya Ya

  • Dr. John

    What A Wonderful World

  • Louis Armstrong

    What A Wonderful World

  • Professor Longhair

    Big Chief

  • Billie Holiday

    Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans

  • Allen Toussaint

    Southern Nights

  • Irma Thomas

    Anyone Who Knows What Love Is

  • Irma Thomas

    It's Raining

  • Louis Armstrong

    St James Infirmary

  • The Soul Rebels

    Mardi Gras New Orleans

  • 00:02

    Elvis Presley

    An American Trilogy

  • 00:10

    Isaac Hayes

    Walk On By

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Reginald D Hunter
Director Ben Whalley
Series Producer Ben Whalley
Executive Producer Mark Cooper
Participant Dr John
Participant Allen Toussaint
Participant Irma Thomas
Participant Steve Cropper
Participant Eddie Floyd

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