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Blues Hall of Fame

24 Feb

Here’s the second installment of the Blues Hall of Fame podcast series, a story about Alberta Hunter. She grew up listening to W.C. Handy perform live in Memphis, wrote the beautiful “Downhearted Blues,” and traveled the world, before disappearing from the biz for reasons explored here.

The great Guy Davis reads the script, produced by Beale Street Caravan. The shows feature a different inductee of the Blues Hall of Fame in Memphis. The stories are not always 100% fact, not ever totally fiction, but a different way to get into the people and places that made the blues.

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The Chitlin’ Circuit on BBC Radio 2

15 Oct

RufusWDIABBC Radio 2 produced a two-part documentary on the chitlin’ circuit. One of the voices in there belongs to me. See if you can guess which one. Part I chronicles the big band era and Part II delves into the rise of rock ‘n’ roll. Segments run an hour, hosted by Welsh singer Cerys Matthews.

The Chitlin’ Circuit on BBC Radio 2

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