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Blues America

By BBC Music Playlists

A selection of the legendary recordings behind BBC Four's Blues America documentary, part of the Blues Season. Find more blues programmes in BBC Four's collection.

80 songs

  1. 1.
    What'd I Say, Pt. I & II - Parts I & II LP VersionRay CharlesWhat'd I Say (US Release)
    5:070:30
  2. 2.
    Young Woman's BluesBessie SmithThe Collection
    3:080:30
  3. 3.
    2:580:30
  4. 4.
    Empty Bed Blues, Pt. 1Bessie SmithThe Best of Bessie Smith
    3:010:30
  5. 5.
    4:020:30
  6. 6.
    3:190:30
  7. 7.
    3:050:30
  8. 8.
    2:320:30
  9. 9.
    Louisiana BluesMuddy WatersThe Chess Box
    2:540:30
  10. 10.
    Railroadin' SomeHenry ThomasHenry Thomas
    3:180:30
  11. 11.
    3:020:30
  12. 12.
    3:250:30
  13. 13.
    3:220:30
  14. 14.
    Blues Ain't Nothin' Else But! (Take 2)Ida CoxIda Cox Vol. 2 1924-1925
    3:130:30
  15. 15.
    Young Woman's BluesBessie SmithThe Best of Bessie Smith
    3:070:30
  16. 16.
    2:550:30
  17. 17.
    2:580:30
  18. 18.
    2:320:30
  19. 19.
    Devil Got My WomanSkip JamesSkip James 1931
    3:010:30
  20. 20.
    Down The Dirt Road BluesCharley PattonThe Best Of Charlie Patton
    2:560:30
  21. 21.
    3:120:30
  22. 22.
    3:390:30
  23. 23.
    2:560:30
  24. 24.
    Hard Time Killing Floor BluesSkip JamesHard Time Killing Floor Blues
    3:280:30
  25. 25.
    3:090:30
  26. 26.
    3:280:30
  27. 27.
    2:510:30
  28. 28.
    2:390:30
  29. 29.
    (Good Night) Irene (Take 1)Lead BellyLeadbelly Vol. 2 1940-1943
    2:250:30
  30. 30.
    2:170:30

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