Part of Paddy Sampson fonds
File contains photos from the CBC television special, The Blues. In 1966, CBC Television invited some of North America's greats blues performers to gather in a Toronto studio and record performances together and individually. The session lasted over three days and the results were originally televised as a 90-minute special of the CBC series, Festival. Festival aired from 1960-1970 and was CBC's home for performing arts programming. The Blues special became famous. It included the Muddy Waters Blues Band, Big Joe Williams, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Mabel Hillery, Sunnyland Slim, Willie Dixon and Jesse Fuller. Paddy Sampson produced the show and Barry Callaghan served as host.