Boogie-woogie With George Melly

George Melly presents a six-part series that explores the world of boogie-woogie in all its forms.

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0119990422

In this first programme, his special guest is boogie-woogie author Peter Silvester.

0119990422

In this first programme, his special guest is boogie-woogie author Peter Silvester.

0219990429

In this second programme, he traces the development of the boogie style from its beginnings in the lumber and turpentine camps of the southern states of America to what is perhaps the first documented boogie recording - `Pine Top's Boogie Woogie' by Clarence `Pine Top' Smith.

This week's special guest is pianist Neville Dickie.

0219990429

In this second programme, he traces the development of the boogie style from its beginnings in the lumber and turpentine camps of the southern states of America to what is perhaps the first documented boogie recording - `Pine Top's Boogie Woogie' by Clarence `Pine Top' Smith.

This week's special guest is pianist Neville Dickie.

0319990506

This third programme examines the urban development of boogie-woogie, particularly in Chicago during the DEPRESSION years.

Facing eviction, many black families held `rent parties' and it was at these parties that many great boogie pianists played.

The guest pianist is Bob Hall.

0319990506

This third programme examines the urban development of boogie-woogie, particularly in Chicago during the DEPRESSION years.

Facing eviction, many black families held `rent parties' and it was at these parties that many great boogie pianists played.

The guest pianist is Bob Hall.

0419990513

This fourth programme focuses on the famous `Spirituals to Swing' concerts at Carnegie Hall.

With special guests Johnny Parker and Stan Grieg.

0419990513

This fourth programme focuses on the famous `Spirituals to Swing' concerts at Carnegie Hall.

With special guests Johnny Parker and Stan Grieg.

0519990520

This fifth programme examines how the driving musical style became a national craze.

With special guest Ray Gelato.

0519990520

This fifth programme examines how the driving musical style became a national craze.

With special guest Ray Gelato.

06 LAST19990527

In this final programme, he explores the aftermath of the national boogie-woogie craze in the forties and looks at the way the boogie rhythms became submerged in R & B and rock 'n' roll in the 50s.

With special guest Jools Holland

06 LAST19990527

In this final programme, he explores the aftermath of the national boogie-woogie craze in the forties and looks at the way the boogie rhythms became submerged in R & B and rock 'n' roll in the 50s.

With special guest Jools Holland