Blues and News 5/28/17: Dr. Mable John

Today’s show is dedicated to the memory of one of our loyal listeners, Ms. Tremaine Simon.

For today’s show, I had the utmost privilege of interviewing Grammy and Academy Award-Winning, Dr. Mable John. Dr. John was the first lady to be signed to Tamla (Motown) Records and is best known for her hit, “Your Good Thing (is About to End) on Stax Records which peaked at #6 on the R&B Charts in 1966. She also was a Raelette behind Ray Charles for several years.

During the interview, Dr. John shared stories about her experiences with her brother, the late Little Willie John, Tamla (Motown) Records, Stax Records, Ray Charles and much more. Click on the link above to listen to the show in its entirety.

For more information about Dr. Mable John, you can go to Below is a playlist from the show:

Next week, I will be interviewing Wolf Records Recording Artist, Vance Kelly. You do not want to miss that show!

Below is a playlist from today’s show:

Don’t Burn Down The Bridge – Albert King

Three into Two Won’t Go – Z.Z. Hill

Keep Your Mouth Shut and Your Eyes Open – Koko Taylor

Fever – Little Willie John

Able Mable – Mable John

Bad Water – The Raelettes (Mable John on Lead Vocals)

Your Good Thing Is About To End – Mable John

How Much Longer – Deitra Farr

Who You Callin’ Baby – Redd Velvet

She’s Better Than You – James Carr

You’re The One – Memphis Slim and Buddy Guy

My Babe – Little Walter

Rockin’ Daddy – Howlin’ Wolf

How Many More Years – Howlin’ Wolf

Don’t Answer The Door – B.B. King

Stormy Monday – T-Bone Walker

Stay Out The Kitchen – Mable John

We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker






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