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Presenting music with music producer (impresario) John Hammond. The following topics were discussed: various recordings; his encounters with famous jazz musicians; the first time he met Billie Holiday; the song "Strange Fruit"; improvisation; racial reform; Bessie Smith's death; and uniting rural and urban artists. The following musical excerpts were played: "7 Come 11"; "This Years Kisses"; "Lady Be Good"; "Young Woman's Blues"; "What More Can Jesus Do"; and "Piney Brown Blues".
Big Bill Broonzy discusses the blues with Studs. Big Bill talks about getting ready for a European tour, his young life and his life as a musician. Big Bill Broonzy performs in studio: "Ride alberta, ride," "Going Down the road feeling bad," "House rent stomp," "The glory of love," "Plow hand," "I feel so good," and "Make my getaway."
Interviewing Willie Dixon and Memphis Slim at Aux Trois Mailletz while Studs was in France.
Langston Hughes, John Sellers, James Cotton, and Otis Spann discuss their origins and blues music. The interview focuses heavily on Langston Hughes and how deeply he is influenced by the blues. Hughes also discusses his upcoming book "An African Treasury" at length.
Presenting a jazz and blues music program
Presenting a blues program of recorded music and tribute to Broonzy, Big Bill
Terkel presents a musical performance by Roy Dunn
Presenting music with Delta Blues guitarist Honeyboy Edwards and harmonica player Rick Sherry.
Discussing the book "Ma Rainey, mother of the blues" with the author Sandra Lieb.
Art Hodes discusses his history and influences on his career as a jazz and blues pianist. He tells stories of musicians he has worked with and how he keeps his performances fresh after playing for so many years. Music by Art Hodes is played throughout: "Chimes Blues", "Tennessee Waltz", "Grandpa's Spells", "Just a Closer Walk with Thee","Cakewalkin' Babies from Home", "Blues 'N Booze", and "Riverside Blues".