5/20/2008 Rollin' and Tumblin'

On today’s show, I was able to get in about 35 tunes. How? By not talking as much! I’d had so many interviews the last few shows, I decided to stop all the grinning, and just keep spinning from 3p to 6p with non-stop blues.

5/19/2008 Bop Street

Birthdays-in-Blue for Five-Count ‘Em-Five RECORD MEN—Emile Berliner, inventor of the flat disc(records as we know ‘em): RALPH PEER, pioneering AR Man who discovered both Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family in the ‘Big Bang’, of Country Music, MILT GABLER, founder of Commodore Records-one of the first independent labels-and later producer of both Louis Jordan, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Bill Haley and many others for DECCA; Henry Glover of KING and CHESS infamy; and BUMPS BLACKWELL of Specialty Records.
We celebrate their legacy with a number of tunes from the recent BEAR FAMILY release ONE MORE RECORD. Other Birthdays-in-Blue include Unsung Motown Hero SHORTY LONG, FATS WALLER, ARTIE SHAW and Our Own BOB DYLAN who turns 67 on Saturday. And, of course, it’s NATIONAL BICYCLE WEEK. Look out for RUSTY J……

5/19/2008 Freewheelin'
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5/18/2008 Songs Of Praise
5/17/2008 A Great Blend Of Watercolors


5/16/2008 Sugar Shop
5/15/2008 Blueslady's Time Machine
5/15/2008 The Rockhouse

Sometimes we think that you Residents probably just want to hear some Aretha Franklin, or another artist that’s more familiar. Still we forge ahead in obscurity. Today, we celebrate newly reissued material by CL Blast (who?) from his early 80’s period. New discoveries remind us that life is good!

5/14/2008 House Party
5/14/2008 Rockin' In Rhythm

It was Gary Owens day on Rockin’ in Rhythm this week. Tune in the archives for a few excerpts from my recent conversations with Gary. That and the play list as well.