On Monday, December 1st, 1975 WORT went on-air for the first time ever! This is a huge milestone for our amazing community radio station, built with the love and passion of countless volunteers and the enthusiastic support and involvement of our community. With the pandemic rendering us unable to have a huge in-person celebration this […]
On the October 4th edition of Two For the Blues hosted by Art Schuna, John Tefteller was the special guest. John is a major collector of pre-war blues records and specializes in the Paramount record label that was based in Grafton, WI. The Paramount label produced an incredible number of recordings by artists such as […]
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 […]
Houston bluesman Texas Johnny Brown died July 1, 2013 at age 85. He was born John Riley Brown in Choctaw County, Missisippi on February 22, 1928. He began in the music business as a member of the Aladdin Chickenshackers and made his first recordings for the Aladdin label backing Amos Milburn as a member of […]
I interviewed Bo Diddley in 2006 prior to a concert appearance here in Madison. He had a lot to say about his career and the music industry. Not all of it good. Click on the title above to hear the interview.
I first interviewed Henry Gray by phone on June 30, 2004 to help promote his performance at the Folklore Village on July 23 and the Dodgeville Blues Festival on July 24 that year and that’s the interview that is linked to this page. After doing the phone interview I decided I’d like to do a […]