On the eve of the opening of the BB King Museum in Indianola, MS, we celebrate the continuing legacy of the great bluesman with music from his influences as well as the man himself! Also, a listen to vocal versions of 60s’ instrumental hits, newly reissued music from The Aztecs, The Mohawks and Bobby Williams and a birthday tribute to Charles Brown.
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.