Today’s show began with a telephone interview with John Lee Hooker Jr. I enjoyed his new release All Odds Against Me so much, I tracked him down to get him to talk to my audience. The new disc also features an animated video Bluesman. Go to www.johnleehookerjr.com to check it out.
Sounds of the Season and Birthdays-in-Blue for a trio of Country Music Greats: The ‘Father of Country Music’ JIMMIERODGERS—The Singing Brakeman; Country Songwriter HARLANHOWARD; and Two Time Governor of Louisiana JIMMIEDAVIS of ‘You Are My Sunshine’ Fame. Other Birthdays include OTISREDDING and DEEDEESHARP, blues Crooner CHARLESBROWN, Blues Shouter ROYBROWN, and that ‘Cow Cow Boogie Girl’ ELLAMAEMORSE.
As we usher in September, we pause to celebrate the birthdays of Little Milton Campbell and the Big O – Otis Redding. Also, there’s cool new stuff out by Flowering Inferno, south California rhythms by Sapo, and newly-issued material by Bo Diddley. The Motown singles project continues today with material released in 1970.