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Blues Night

Blues Medley

Duration: 26 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Yorkshire

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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'. Show less

Contributors

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

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