5/6. Blues enthusiast Paul Jones profiles six of the last century's most significant contributors to the blues.
This instalment pays tribute to
Texas-raised guitarist and singer Stevie Ray Vaughan (the one white artist in the series), who died in 1990, aged 35, in a helicopter crash.
6/6. Paul Jones concludes his look at six of the last century's most significant contributors to the genre by paying tribute to
Big Bill Broonzy , the most prolific blues artist of the late 1920s and the 1930s, who recorded with the likes of Washboard Sam and Memphis Minnie.
He was also the pioneer of the blues this side of the Atlantic, touring Europe and the UK several times in the 1950s.
Paul Jones invites a panel of blues experts to select their favourite album of the year. Blues journalists, magazine editors, authors and Paul Jones himself scout their CD shelves for the tracks which really made an impression. E-MAIL [address removed] For details of music played this evening ring the Radio 2
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Charting the British love of the musical genre over a 20-year period from the 1950s. Contributors including Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, Mick Fleetwood and Paul Jones comment on the inspiration provided by American artists such as Muddy Waters, and how young white audiences came to love the music.
To round off 2004 on his blues programme, Paul Jones presents the second part of a session that he and the Blues
Band recorded earlier in the year to celebrate 25 years of performing together. The line-up includes slide guitarist and vocalist Dave Kelly and vocalist, bass guitarist and mandolin player Tom McGuinness. who, like Paul, played with Manfred Mann during their 60s heyday.
The return of the weekly rhythm and blues programme presented by Paul Jones. Each week a mixture of vintage rhythm and blues and a guide to gigs countrywide. Also the best of recent releases and a studio session - this week from Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets with Sam Myers.
Producer Dave Shannon
The first of two programmes devoted to blues label
Alligator Records, founded by Bruce Iglauer in 1971. Tonight he talks to Paul Jones about the label's first 25 years. Based in Chicago, Iglauer concentrated on local artists for ten years before expanding the Alligator roster to include just about every major contemporary blues artist — Son Seals,
Koko Taylor , Professor
Longhair, Roy Buchanan ,
Lonnie Brooks , James Cotton , and Billy Boy Arnold.
Paul Jones plays a selection of the blues classics that were selected by his audience, who were asked to choose three tracks that would convert a blues virgin. E-MAIL: [address removed] For details of music played this evening ring the Radio 2
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Classic rhythm and blues from the archive and the best ofthe new releases. Steve James joins Paul Jones in the studio for a chat and plays a couple of acoustic blues numbers in his distinctive style.
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From the stage of the Renfrew ferry, Paul Jones presents a concert of blues contrasts. At one end of the spectrum, the acoustic subtlety of American veteran Geoff Muldaur , and from the opposite end, the irresistible rhythm and blues of the Big Town Playboys.
Classic blues and the cream of new releases, with a live set from Paul Jones and the Blues Band, who this year celebrate their 25th anniversary. EMAIL: [text removed]
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3/6. Blues enthusiast Paul Jones profiles six of the last century's most significant contributors to the genre.
This instalment pays tribute to the hugely influential blues harmonica player Little Walter , who identified Muddy Waters as his mentor. Walter died in 1968 at the age of 37.
2/6. Blues enthusiast Paul Jones profiles six of the last century's most significant contributors to the genre, continuing with "Queen of the Blues" Dinah Washington , who died in 1963, aged 39, following a pile-up of alcohol, crash diets and pills. Her singularly expressive recordings include What a Diff'rence a Day Makes, Mad about the Boy and many other gems.
New series 1/6. Blues enthusiast Paul Jones profiles six of the 20th century's most significant contributors to the genre, starting with pioneering and influential electric blues guitarist T-Bone Walker, who died in 1975. Featuring recordings from 1929, when the artist was 19, to classics performed towards the end of his career.
Producer Richard Masters
Paul Jones looks to the Rolling Stones and Led
Zeppelin to fly the flag for Britain in an hour of rhythm and blues otherwise dominated by Americans. Artists from "across the pond" include John Lee Hooker, Sunnyland Slim , and Deacon Jones.
Paul also welcomes his first Norwegian guest,
Reidar Larsen , who has recorded three items specially for the show.
As an appetiser for next
Thursday's A Night in Memphis, which Paul Jones will be cohosting with Mark Lamarr , Ruby Wilson performs three session items, and there is a reminder of the other blues stars who have lived, played or recorded in Memphis. E-MAIL: email@example.com For details of music played this evening ring the Radio 2 Information Line on [number removed]
A special edition devoted to the world's leading bluesman
Albert Collins , who won a record five categories in the WC Handy Blues Awards in Memphis last November. Tonight's special contains extracts from a rare London concert which Albert played in the same month, plus an interview about his career and influences, recorded when
Paul Jones caught up with him the following day.
In the second of two special editions, Paul Jones continues his conversation with drummer Mick
Fleetwood, one of the central figures of British R 'n' B. After spells with bands like the Cheynes, Bo Street Runners and John
Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Fleetwond, along with guitariSL reter Green, founded Fleetwood Mac, one of the most influential
British blues bands which developed in the seventies into one of the world's most successful rock groups.
In the first of three special programmes to celebrate the tenth anniversary of his rhythm and blues series, Paul Jones chats to New Orleans pianist, singer, songwriter and producer
Dr John. The feast of New Orleans R 'n' B includes classics like Such a Night and My Indian Red from Dr John himself, plus his songs performed by fellow New Orleans stars like
Johnny Adams , Jerry Byrne and Alvin Robinson.
Does Kelly Joe Phelps have the best bottleneck guitar tone? Is Davell Crawford the most exciting new R 'n' B talent in New Orleans?
Will Buddy Guy 's new album win him another Grammy? Have the British Isles ever produced a better guitar picker than John Pearson ? Paul Jones attempts the answers to these and other rhythm and blues questions.