Poet Richard Terrill joins us to talk about his newest book, Almost Dark. Richard Terrill’s previous collection of poems, Coming Late to Rachmaninoff, won the Minnesota Book Award for Poetry, and his memoir Saturday Night in Baoding won the AWP Award for nonfiction. He will be reading Friday night at Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts.
Michael Perry also joins us in the studio to talk about his newest project with his band The Long Beds. Michael Perry is the author of Population 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time, Truck: A Love Story and Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs and Parenting, as well as the essay collection Off Main Street. More information about his work can be found at sneezingcow.com:http://sneezingcow.com.
-Hull, Dakota Dave / New Shirt / New Shirt / Arabica / 3.58
-Holiday, Billie / Gloomy Sunday / Quintessential / Columbia / 3.13
-Jackson, Jim / My Monday Woman Blues / Broke, Black and Blue / Proper / 3.04
-Count Basie / Tuesday at Ten / The Essential Count Basie, Vol. 3 / 2.58
-Dunn, Bob’s Vagabonds / Wednesday Rag / Western Swing and Country Jazz / JSP / 2.42
-Cats the Fiddle / Thursday Evening Swing / Killin’ Jive: Complete Recordings, Vol. 1 (1939-1940) / Dee Jay / 2.26
Today on the Rockhouse, we pay tribute to one of the truly great artists in the pantheon: Howlin’ Wolf. As we mark this, the 100th anniversary of his birth, we focus the playlist on his early recordings made with Sam Phillips at the Sun Studio. A note of thanks to the folks at Opus 19 Music for giving us permission to indulge in this extended throwdown.