The Monday Playlist… Alexis Korner For Beginners

The Monday Playlist… Alexis Korner For Beginners


Alexis Korner, father-figure of the British Blues Boom writer, broadcaster and musician. 


Born in Paris in 1928, it's impossible to overstate the importance of his influence. 

As a kid I remember his Sunday night Radio One show (which went out after the Top 40) as fascinating, scholarly and exotic. It gave me a lifelong love of roots music.

It was to Alexis Korner's flat that many a visiting bluesman would head when they first arrived in London with empty pockets and empty bellies… Brian Jones from Cheltenham among them.

Here's a short introduction to the man's own music…

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