This post is for my Pop 1 music students at the City of Bath College.
Aside from this 7-part series of clips from The History of the Blues I would recommend watching Martin Scorsese’s The Blues.
Pt 1 – Charley Patton, W.C. Handy, Bukka White, Wilie Dixon, Muddy Waters and Blind Lemon Jefferson
Pt 2 – Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey and Mamie Smith
Pt 3 – Tommy Johnson, Son House, Peetie Wheatstraw, Lonnie Johnson and Louis Armstrong
Pt 4 – Kansas City Blues, Count Basie, B.B. King, Jimmy Rushing, Charlie Parker, Big Bill Broonzy
Pt 5 – Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Howlin Wolf and T-Bone Walker
Pt 6 – B.B. King, Dinah Washington and Etta James
Pt 7 – Chess Records, Sun Records, Elvis, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, John Lee Hooker and Rolling Stones