BIRTHDAYS-IN-BLUE From the Land of the Round Haircut: Today Marks the 66th Anniversary of the birth of the Twin Cities Own DAVERAY—Most of Hour 3 is given over to ‘SNAKER’s’ Musical Legacy. Also, Kansas City Style Birthdays for The Kid From Red Bank COUNTBASIE and Blues Shouters WALTERBROWN and JIMMYWITHERSPOON; Jazz Immortal JACKTEAGARDEN; From the Realm of Vocal Group Harmony: The Ill-Fated RUDYLEWIS of the Drifters, SONNYTIL of the Orioles, and Our Own LEONARDPUZEY of the Ravens; Louis Prima’s Right Hand Man SAMBUTERA; Black Moses Himself ISAACHAYES; Bluesmen JOHNLEEHOOKER and LITTLESONJACKSON; ROBERTPLANT of Led Zep Infamy; as well as Remembering the late LESPAUL.
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.