My guests in the studio today were Leon McCormick of the band Who Nu and Jerry Eskridge of Casablanca Orchestra(CBO). They came in to share a new release with me produced by Leon and featuring Jerry on vocals. Today’s music was designed to keep you cool, however you interpret the word.
It’s a LOUISJORDANCENTENNIALCELEBRATION!!! July 8, 2008 Marks the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of LOUISJORDAN—dubbed the ‘Clown Prince of Jive’, LOUISJORDAN was one of the Pioneers of the sound that came to be known as Rhythm and Blues and Godfater of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Beans and Cornbread will be served at a Louisville Lodge Meeting by Five Guys Named Moe. There’s Nobody Here But Us Chickens, so fish fries are not just for Saturday Night anymore. Other Birthdays-in-Blue include the Original HoneyDripper—JOELIGGINS, The DUKEOFEARL himself—GENECHANDLER, and RINGOSTARR.
The 1st of July brought a lot of hot weather to the Twin Cities so I used today’s show to encourage listeners to get out and enjoy that hot fun in the summertime. Music featured the cool champagne blues along with some hot city BBQ blues.