Juke Joint

Sundays 8pm-11pm

Every Sunday night, the Duke of Juke, Robert Barclay, is in the house spinning a mix of acoustic and electric music from the 1920s to the present, including from the worlds of blues, soul, R&B, gospel and zydeco. 

Detroit bluesman Reverend Robert Jones (left) and bluesman Guy Davis (right) stand with Robert Barclay (center).

Robert launched "The Juke Joint" broadcast on WCMU in April 1985. It has been a Sunday night fixture from 8:00-11:00 pm ever since. A devoted listener dubbed him the "Duke of Juke." He includes nearly a century's worth of blues history on his program including traditional and contemporary blues along with boogie woogie, soul music, rhythm & blues, zydeco and gospel music.

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This week on "The Juke Joint" broadcast the Duke of Juke, Robert Barclay, paid tribute to Chicago blues saxophonist Eddie Shaw and Memphis singer and guitarist Preston Shannon. He also shared a couple of tunes from each of the Grammy winners in the blues category: Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' and the Rolling Stones.





This week on "The Juke Joint" broadcast the Duke of Juke, Robert Barclay, did tributes to the late Terry Evans and Preston Shannon. He also celebrated the birthdays of Chicago bluesmen Eddie Taylor and Baby Face Leroy Foster and debuted new CDs by Chris Smither, Bernard Allison and Victor Wainwright.

This week on "The Juke Joint" broadcast, the Duke of Juke, Robert Barclay, pays tribute to Denise LaSalle, Robert "Bilbo" Walker and Leo Bud Welch. He also debuted new CDs and re-issues by Jimmy Reed, Tinsley Ellis, Paul deLay, Curtis Salgado & Alan Hager. 

This week on"The Juke Joint" broadcast, the Duke of Juke, Robert Barclay, played some soulful gospel singing by Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Sam Cooke & the Soul Stirrers, the Staple Singers, Swan Silvertones, the Clara Ward Singers andMahalia Jackson, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday. He also played a selction of songs from the civil rights movement.

This week on "The Juke Joint" broadcast the "Duke of Juke," Robert Barclay, celebrated Elvis Presley's 83rd birthday with blues, rock & roll and soul music from Memphis by Elvis, BB King, Little Milton, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Otis Redding and Howlin' Wolf. He also paid tribute to the late Rick Hall, producer and songwriter from the Fame studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Robert included the work of Etta James, Wilson Pickett, Percy Sledge and Arthur Alexander.