Blues Run the Game

Blues Run the Game

About this programme

Laura Barton explores the tale of Jackson C Frank, the American folk musician who emigrated from New York to London in the 1960s to pursue a career in music. Teaming up with ascendant songwriter Paul Simon, Jackson produced a well-received album that influenced a generation of British folk performers, but then seemingly disappeared from view until his death in 1999. Laura catches up with the performer's friends, including Al Stewart, John Renbourn, Jim Abbott and John Kay, to fill in the blanks in Jackson's tragic life story.

Cast and crew

Cast

Presenter
Laura Barton
Contributor
Al Stewart
Contributor
John Renbourn
Contributor
Jim Abbott
Contributor
John Kay

Crew

Producer
Martin Williams
Categories
Documentary
Music

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