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.
Summertime Comes to the Land of the Round Haircut!!! Sounds of the Season ring out in Hour Three. Before that, we celebrate Birthdays-in-Blue for a pair of African American Divas—Lena Horne and Della Reese. Other Birthdays-in-Blue include The StepFather of Rock ‘n’ Roll—Bill Haley, the ‘Lost Supreme’—the ill fated Florence Ballard, and a pair of New Orleans RB Giants—The Originator of a number of Fats Domono’s hits—Smiley Lewis and tenor sax great Lee Allen.