-Hull, Dakota Dave / New Shirt / New Shirt / Arabica
-Seeger, Mike / Sail Away Ladies / True Vine / Smithsonian Folkways
-Gribble, Murph; Lusk, John; York, Albert / Across the Sea / Altamont: Black String Bands / Smithsonian Folkways
-Hopkins, Lightnin’ / Death Bells / Complete Prestige/Bluesville Recordings / Prestige/Bluesville
-Johnson, Lonnie / Long Black Train / Original Guitar Wizard / Proper
-Clayborn, Rev. Edward W. / Death Is Only a Dream / Complete Recorded Works (1926-1928) / Document
The crickets started chirping this week, Residents. With that in mind, we encourage you to seize the day and listen to this entire show! We’ll celebrate the twin August/Arkansas/Jimmy birthdays of McCracklin and Witherspoon with a lengthy set of music recorded for the Modern family of labels. We’ll also hear new music by Robert Cray and preview this weekend’s show by Tab Benoit.
A boogie-heavy oldies set and some Skalphabet Soup in the first hour, a mostly all-new second hour in which Sherwood discovers Etienne Charles (listen for Len ‘Boogsie’ Sharpe on Mr. Charles’ second spin) and in the 3rd hour, 2 great bands that go great together_ The Specials, The Beat and (the together part) The Special Beat!