BBC iPlayer Blues - 11 Programmes Online

BBC iPlayer Blues - 11 Programmes Online magazine cover

BBC iPlayer archives includes these 11 long play programmes all about The Blues

The Blues
Blues programmes featuring influential musicians including B.B. King and Muddy Waters
11 programmes available for over a year via BBC iPlayer

Sounding Out
B.B. King
B.B. King is filmed in Piccadilly recording his 'B.B. King in London' album. (1972)
25 mins

Blues Night: 1. Sonny Boy Williamson Sings
Rare footage of the harmonica blues player Sonny Boy Williamson. (1985)
21 mins

Blues Night: 2. B.B. King Speaks
John Walters talks to B.B. King about his extraordinary life. (1985)
38 mins

Blues Night: 3. Chicago Blues
Performances by Muddy Waters, Junior Wells and Buddy Guy. (1985)
52 mins

Blues Night: 4. Blind John Davis
Studs Terkel and pianist Blind John Davis meet in Chicago to discuss the blues. (1985)
20 mins

Blues Night: 5. Blues Medley
Blues medley featuring Fred McDowell, Lead Belly and Billie Holiday. (1985)
26 mins

Blues Night: 6. Big Bill Blues
Big Bill Broonzy sings and plays the blues in a Belgian nightclub. (1985)
23 mins

The Devil's Music
Series 2: Episode 1
Alexis Korner delves into the world of American Blues music. (1979)
25 mins

The Devil's Music
Series 2: Episode 2
Alexis Korner delves further into the soulful world of traditional Blues music. (1979)
24 mins

The Devil's Music
Series 2: Episode 3
Alexis Korner discovers that Blues music expresses a deep symbolic message. (1979)
25 mins

The Devil's Music
Series 2: Episode 4
Alexis Korner looks at contemporary Chicago Blues music. (1979)
25 mins

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I really enjoyed 'Blues Night: 3. Chicago Blues' which I'd seen before. In fact I lifted a still from the show & used it in the old thread 'Why Did 60's Soul Strongholds Implode in 70s ?' ………  

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