Category: Daily Shows

Five to ten minute daily shows featuring the players and the songs of Mississippi Delta Blues

Little Richard and Tutti Frutti

Remembering John Prine

John Prine

Louis Jordan – Is you is or is you ain’t?

imagesIs You Is or IS You Ain’t My Baby?
If you is… then gimme a kkkkkiss…
This episode we take a look at Louis Jordan and his first million selling hit, “Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby?”

Along with Louis, you’ll hear Errol Garner, B.B. King, and Prince.


John Hammond

Play List


“Who Do You Love” from the album
The Vanguard Years

“I’m Leavin’ You” from In Your Arms Again

“Sweet Home Chicago” from At the Crossroads – Songs of Robert

“Drifting Blues” with John Lee Hooker from Got Love if You
want it

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Strange Fruit

You can also listen to the full hour-long episode on Billie Holiday here

For more information on the history and legacy of lynching

visit The National Memorial for Peace & Justice


Southern trees bear strange fruit,
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze,
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.
Pastoral scene of the gallant south,
The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth,
Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh,
Then the sudden smell of burning flesh.Here is fruit for the crows to pluck,
For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck,
For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop,
Here is a strange and bitter crop.


How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live?

Play The Blues Routes

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Do You Know What It Means…?

Blues Routes Classic -Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans?

Originally recorded, and aired, in early September 2005, just two weeks after Katrina (and while I was in exile from the city I had only recently moved to) this Blues Routes special was intended as both a consideration of the song “Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans” while at the same time presenting some small insight into the horror that had so recently overtaken one of America’s greatest cities.

In an ironic reversal of the old blues saying, “you don’t miss your water ’til the well runs dry,” the drowned reality of New Orleans government created disaster was a wake up call for all who love the art, the cuisine, the music and the people of The Crescent City. A city that has always celebrated in the midst of the storm, these days is coming back full swing.


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Leadbelly & The Midnight Special


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Sonny Boy Williamson

The Father of the Modern Blues Harp


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