Blues and News 12/19/16

Today was a great show! I had the opportunity to sit down with authors David Whiteis and Rosalind Cummings-Yeates to discuss some of their Blues Literature as well as their perspective on which direction the Blues is going for the year 2017. Additionally, we also heard from Valarie Kent who announced the release of her book that she wrote about her dad, the late great Blues Bassist, Willie Kent. Moreover, Linda Walker from Mississippi called to tell us about the “Prince of Delta Blues” Keith Johnson and how he is looking for support to fund his first recording project.

David Whiteis:

Chicago Blues Portraits and Stories http://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/85epd5hc9780252030680.html

Southern Soul Blues  http://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/77kfd2bp9780252034794.html

Rosalind Cummings-Yeates:

Exploring Chicago Blues                                        http://www.rosalindcummingsyeates.com/exploring-chicago-blues/

Valarie Kent:

He’s Got The Bass Life with my Daddy                                           http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hes-got-the-bass-valarie-fringero/1125267888?ean=9781524553340

Here is the playlist from today’s show:

Days of My Life – Eric “Guitar” Davis

That’s What Love Will Make You Do – Mike Wheeler

Sons of Blues – Billy Branch

Back Door Santa – Clarence Carter

This is Christmas – Nellie “Tiger” Travis

Let it Go – Deitra Farr

Sleep with One Eye Open – Delores Scott

Don’t Make Me Wait – Vance Kelly

I Gotta Move – Linsey Alexander

(Interview with Rosalind Cummings-Yeates and David Whiteis)

We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker

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