Big Bill Broonzy: The Man Who Brought The Blues To Britain (1 x 60′) – Biography of Big Bill Broonzy, the American who brought the blues to 1950s Britain and went on to inspire a generation of musicians. Itmixes rare footage with archive and specially-shot live performances to trace the colourful and sometimes disturbing past of a man whose life story was shrouded in mystery. With insights from Ray Davies, Keith Richards, Pete Seeger, Martin Carthy, John Renbourn, Guy Davis and members of the Broonzy family, the documentary follows Broonzy’s remarkable journey from the racist Deep South to the clubs of Chicago and across the world.
TX: November 2013
Source: BBC press release