Blues

Birthdays-in-Blue for Five-Count ‘Em-Five RECORD MEN—Emile Berliner, inventor of the flat disc(records as we know ‘em): RALPH PEER, pioneering AR Man who discovered both Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family in the ‘Big Bang’, of Country Music, MILT GABLER, founder of Commodore Records-one of the first independent labels-and later producer of both Louis Jordan, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Bill Haley and many others for DECCA; Henry Glover of KING and CHESS infamy; and BUMPS BLACKWELL of Specialty Records.
We celebrate their legacy with a number of tunes from the recent BEAR FAMILY release ONE MORE RECORD. Other Birthdays-in-Blue include Unsung Motown Hero SHORTY LONG, FATS WALLER, ARTIE SHAW and Our Own BOB DYLAN who turns 67 on Saturday. And, of course, it’s NATIONAL BICYCLE WEEK. Look out for RUSTY J……

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Sometimes we think that you Residents probably just want to hear some Aretha Franklin, or another artist that’s more familiar. Still we forge ahead in obscurity. Today, we celebrate newly reissued material by CL Blast (who?) from his early 80’s period. New discoveries remind us that life is good!

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It was Gary Owens day on Rockin’ in Rhythm this week. Tune in the archives for a few excerpts from my recent conversations with Gary. That and the play list as well.

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There were 3(THREE) interviews on this show so the play list may not be complete or in time order. I interviewed: 1) Joan Cartwright from Florida; 2) Sweet Mama J Dan Lansing of the Twin Cities Rockabilly Association re: the late Chris Gaffne’s Fundraiser on May 18th; and #) Blues Harmonica Man RJ Mischo.

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