|01||01||Remembering Bessie Smith||20040210|
In the first programme, he remembers when he first heard a Bessie Smith recording.
In this second programme, he remembers some of the great American bluesmen who visited these shores.
Today, how the burgeoning R 'n' B scene saw groups like Manfred Mann, the rolling stones and the Animals support the great bluesmen.
This programme spotlights the club Studio 51.
|01||05||American Blues Legends Tours||20040309|
George Melly discovers how the blues were brought to this country. Tonight, he talks to promoter Jim Simpson who organised American Blues Legends tours in the '70s.
|01||06 LAST||The Future Of The Blues||20040316|
George Melly concludes his series with a look to the future of blues, and toasts the British scene at his local blues bar.
With Bill Wyman, Mike Vernon, Mike Figgis and Tom McGuinness.