Blues Off Bridge Street showing

by Modculture 1 November, 2006

Mancblues If you read Neil Henderson’s Destination Manchester article on this site and wanted to see the 60s Granada TV shows he was writing about, now’s your chance – as one of the TV shows featuring some of the biggest names in blues (along with another 60s blues showcase), is being shown on the big screen at the Manchester Cornerhouse.

Under the title Blues Off Bridge Street, the Cornerhouse is showing I Hear The Blues and Nothin’ But The Blues. I Hear the Blues was one of the earliest British TV programmes to showcase American blues artists. Memphis Slim introduces Lonnie Johnson, Big Joe Williams, Muddy Waters, Victoria Spivey, Sonny Boy Williamson, Matt ‘Guitar’ Murphy, Willie Dixon, Otis Spann and Bill Stepney. It was first aired in 1963.

Following that is Nothin’ but the Blues from 1966 – a studio-based showcase featuring Big Joe Turner, Roosevelt Sykes, Robert Pete Williams, Mississippi Wallace, Little Brother Montgomery, Otis Rush, Sleepy John Estes and Junior Wells.

One showing only on Sunday 5th November at 4pm.

Find out more at the Cornerhouse website