Alexis Korner on BBC – Radio 2
Posted on: Sunday, Jan 27, 2008
Alexis Korner – Rhythm And Blues Champion
Three part series
BBC – Radio 2 – Thursday 31 January – 2303-2330
Broadcaster and bandleader Alexis Korner was the catalyst for the British Blues explosion of the 60s.
With 25 solo albums, a successful radio career and the respect of blues, jazz and rock ‘n’ roll musicians worldwide, he’s been a huge influence on the music scene.
Indeed, without Alexis there may not have been The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin or The Animals.
In this three-part series, Chris Jagger, younger brother of Mick and accomplished musician himself, talks to many of those whom Alexis inspired and played with.
Mick Jagger recalls his musical beginnings at Alexis’ Ealing Club, where he would often help Ginger Baker carry his drums onto the last tube.
Charlie Watts, Andy Fraser and Paul Jones also recall the influence of the man regarded as the father figure of British Blues.