2/5/2014 Listening Lounge


Studs Terkel's Weekly Almanac from WFMT

Studs Terkel, the prize-winning author and radio man, was one of the first disc jockeys in the country to play folk recordings. His well-known shows aired on WFMT 98.7 Chicago between 1952-1997 (and are still rebroadcast today.) Here, in a recording from 1955, he interviews two giants of the American music scene, Pete Seeger and Big Bill Broonzy. Pete and Big Bill also perform a variety of folk songs and blues tunes. A LP record of the radio program was later released on Folkways Records.

This was a special hour-long episode. To hear the second half in the archives, visit the Art Matters page: http://kfai.org/node/41540

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Air Date: 
February 5, 2014

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