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Blues Night Blind John Davis

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Studs Terkel and pianist Blind John Davis meet in Chicago to discuss the blues. (1985)

First transmitted in 1985, journalist Studs Terkel and pianist Blind John Davis meet in a Chicago bar to discuss and play the blues.

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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Director
Mike Dibb
Participant
Studs Terkel
Participant
Blind John Davis

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Blues Night Blues Medley

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Blues medley featuring Fred McDowell, Lead Belly and Billie Holiday. (1985)

First transmitted in 1985, this medley of the blues features Fred McDowell, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Lead Belly and Billie Holiday.

First transmitted in 1985, this medley of the blues features Fred McDowell, Thomas 'Georgia Tom' Dorsey, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee.

Huddie Ledbetter - better known as 'Lead Belly' - performs 'Pick a Bale of Cotton', and Billie Holiday accompanied by Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster and Roy Eldridge, performs her own composition 'Fine and Mellow'.

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Fred McDowell
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Thomas Dorsey
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Sonny Terry
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Brownie McGhee
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Billie Holiday
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Lead Belly

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Blues Night Big Bill Blues

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Big Bill Broonzy sings and plays the blues in a Belgian nightclub. (1985)

First transmitted in 1985, Big Bill Broonzy sings and plays the blues in a Belgian nightclub.

First transmitted in 1985, hard blues meets film noir as Big Bill Broonzy sings and plays in a Belgian nightclub back in the 1950s.

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Big Bill Broonzy

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Blues Night Sonny Boy Williamson Sings

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Rare footage of the harmonica blues player Sonny Boy Williamson. (1985)

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

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Blues Night B.B. King Speaks

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John Walters talks to B.B. King about his extraordinary life. (1985)

First transmitted in 1985, John Walters talks to B.B. King about his extraordinary life, from a childhood picking cotton in Mississippi to worldwide stardom.

First transmitted in 1985, John Walters talks to B.B. King - aided by his guitar Lucille - about his extraordinary life, from a childhood picking cotton in Mississippi to worldwide stardom.

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Presenter
John Walters
Presenter
B.B. King
Producer
Anthony Wall

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Blues Night Chicago Blues

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Performances by Muddy Waters, Junior Wells and Buddy Guy. (1985)

First transmitted in 1985, performances by Muddy Waters, Junior Wells and Buddy Guy showcase the tough urban music of Chicago.

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

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