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The Man who Brought the Blues to Britain: Big Bill Broonzy

The Man who Brought the Blues to Britain: Big Bill Broonzy

Biography of the bluesman Big Bill Broonzy, who would inspire a generation of musicians.

Muscle Shoals: The Greatest Recording Studio in the World

21. Storyville: 2013-2014, Muscle Shoals: The Greatest Recording Studio in the World

Film about the studio where some of America's most creative and defiant music was made.

BB King: The Life of Riley

BB King: The Life of Riley

How an orphaned young man came to carry the title of king of the blues.

Bonnie Raitt

BBC Four Sessions: Bonnie Raitt

Bonnie Raitt and her band perform songs including Love Has No Pride and Nick of Time.

Seasick Steve: Bringing It All Back Home

Seasick Steve: Bringing It All Back Home

Bluesman Seasick Steve takes a trip back to his old stomping grounds in the Deep South.

Bobby Bland: Two Steps from the Blues

Bobby Bland: Two Steps from the Blues

Documentary about the life and music of gospel, jazz and blues singer Bobby 'Blue' Bland.

Blues at the BBC

Blues at the BBC

With Son House, the Kinks, BB King, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton and John Lee Hooker.

The Rolling Stones: Charlie is My Darling

The Rolling Stones: Charlie is My Darling

The first TV broadcast of the legendary but never officially released Rolling Stones film.

Muddy Waters and the Rolling Stones: Live at the Checkerboard Lounge

Muddy Waters and the Rolling Stones: Live at the Checkerboard Lounge

From 1981, the Rolling Stones join Muddy Waters onstage at Buddy Guy's club.

The Rolling Stones at the BBC

The Rolling Stones at the BBC

A collection of rare archive footage celebrating 50 years of The Rolling Stones.

Tom Jones

BBC Four Sessions: Tom Jones

Sir Tom Jones in a session of folk, blues and beyond from LSO St Lukes in the City.

Rick Stein Tastes the Blues

Rick Stein Tastes the Blues

Rick Stein pays homage to the dishes that go hand in hand with Mississippi Delta blues.

BB King

Glastonbury: 2011, BB King

Mark Radcliffe introduces a performance by blues legend BB King from the Pyramid Stage.

Roll over Beethoven - The Chess Records Saga

Legends: Roll over Beethoven - The Chess Records Saga

Profile of the highly influential blues, rock 'n' roll, R&B and soul record label, Chess.

Blues Britannia: Can Blue Men Sing the Whites?

Blues Britannia: Can Blue Men Sing the Whites?

How blues music travelled from southern USA to the heart of British pop and rock culture.

This Land is Your Land

2. Folk America: This Land is Your Land

The 1930s saw folk redefined as the voice of protest under the aegis of Woody Guthrie.