articles tagged "blues"

WORT broadcasts live from La Fete!!

Friday, 11 July 2014 | Sybil Augustine
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LA FETE DE MARQUETTE is always a great party, and now everyone can join in! If you can’t camp out in Central Park all weekend, you can still catch some of the music as it’s being broadcast live on WORT Friday evening and Saturday and Sunday afternoons, pre-empting our regular programming this week. more »

John Brim Interview

Friday, 7 March 2014 | Art Schuna
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John Brim was born in Hopkinsville, KY in 1922 and moved to Chicago in 1947. He first recorded for the Detroit label Fortune in 1950 playing the guitar with his wife Grace on harmonica and taking on the vocals. Big Maceo Merriweather backed them on piano, but due to his stroke only did the left hand part. James Watkins was Big Maceo’s right hand man. He recorded for a number of labels in Chicago including Parrot, Chance, JOB and Chess. He’s probably best known for the song “Ice Cream” man recorded by Chess in 1953, but not released until 1969 on a compilation LP, Whose Muddy Shoes. This song has been covered by many others over the years. …. more »

Chinese Horses Get The Blues

Friday, 24 January 2014 | Sybil Augustine
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Art Schuna is planning to celebrate Chinese New Year on Two For The Blues January 25th with a whole show of blues songs about equines. more »

Commemoration of Bobby Blue Bland

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 | buzz
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In commemoration of Bobby Blue Bland, Peaches Lacey interviewed Lee Parker, a musician who often collaboration with Bobby. Peaches Lacey hosts the Wednesday Buzz the last Wednesday of every month, and is also the host for Dusty Storm. more »

Sonny Mack

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 | buzz
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On Wednesday October 31, our host Peaches Lacey speaks with musician and recording artist, Sonny Mack. He grew up surrounded by music, first introduced to music through his parents, and began his career professionally playing with Bobby Rush. He grew up in Chicago, but has moved back and forth between the city and Memphis, where he currently resides. He has recently released a CD under the Ecko Records label. He describes the famous Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee, where he plays with his band, “The United States is a melting pot of people from all different cultures and countries…on Beale Street, you can see people from everywhere…every city in …. more »

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