Blues

Birthdays in Blue for the Poet Laureate of Motown SMOKEY ROBINSON, along with a trio of Louisiana greats: The Queen of New Orleans IRMA THOMA, Crescent City stalwart ERNIE K DOE, and the reclusive songwriter BOBBY CHARLES; chanteuse NANCY WILSON; and the TEENAGERS basso profundo HERMAN SANTIAGO. This being the Second Monday of Lent, also featured is more Good-News-in-Song: Gospel Sounds from the Dixie Hummingbirds(vintage vinyl) and Rev Claude Jeter.

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Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day but to be honest, we talk about love every week. So it’s just another Thursday here at the House. We also play some great stuff by Ted Taylor along with some of the great Harold Arlen songs.

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The play list for 02-13-08. All the music and the spoken word portions of the show. A birthday anniversary for Jack Benny.

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The A-Train returns with Sugar Hill to Blueberry Hill style blues!

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Birthdays in Blue for the Black Leather Rebel Himself GENE VINCENT, the Poet of Rock ‘n’ Roll OTIS BLACKWELL, Chicago SoulMan OTIS CLAY, and from the Golden Age of American Popular Song composer HAROLD ARLEN. LENT begins with the Good News in Song, Gospel Sounds from POPS and MAVIS STAPLES, and the FIVE BLIND BOYS OF MISSISSIPPI.

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Thanks to our guests this week, Nikki Matteson Her Ruemates (Rich Rue and Carrie Deans) for bringing in much of the music we played this morning…we traded off …. they know their stuff…interesting mix. Thanks.

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