Alexis Korner

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20080131

Rythym and Blues Champion

Chris Jagger showcases the work of broadcaster and bandleader Alexis Korner, and the British blues scene he pioneered. Father figure of British blues, Alexis was the catalyst for the British Blues explosion of the 60s. As Keith Richards puts it, without Alexis there wouldn't have been the Rolling Stones. But his influence goes deeper than one band. Without Alexis there may not have been Led Zeppelin, Free, The Animals, and many others.

1/3. Juvenile Delinquent Blues

Chris looks at Alexis' early troubled life. He was expelled from school in London but discovered the blues after stealing a Jimmy Yancey record at a market.

20080207

Rhythm and Blues Champion

Chris Jagger showcases the work of broadcaster and bandleader Alexis Korner, and the British blues scene he pioneered. Father figure of British blues, Alexis was the catalyst for the British Blues explosion of the 60s. As Keith Richards puts it, without Alexis there wouldn't have been the Rolling Stones. But his influence goes deeper than one band. Without Alexis there may not have been Led Zeppelin, Free, The Animals, and many others.

2/3. The Ealing Club

Alexis' part in the burgeoning early 60s rhythm and blues scene and the Ealing Club, which became the crucible of British rock. It's where Alexis formed the ultimate supergroup, Blues Incorporated.

20080214

Rhythm and Blues Champion

Chris Jagger showcases the work of broadcaster and bandleader Alexis Korner, and the British blues scene he pioneered. Father figure of British blues, Alexis was the catalyst for the British Blues explosion of the 60s. As Keith Richards puts it, without Alexis there wouldn't have been the Rolling Stones. But his influence goes deeper than one band. Without Alexis there may not have been Led Zeppelin, Free, The Animals, and many others.

3/3. New Generation of Blues

Chris tells the story of Alexis' continuing influence on British music in the late 60s and beyond.