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Blues Run the Game

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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 & Crew

Presenter Laura Barton
Contributor Al Stewart
Contributor John Renbourn
Contributor Jim Abbott
Contributor John Kay
Producer Martin Williams
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Music Documentary

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