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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Sunday night on ‘The Juke Joint,’ the Duke of Juke, Robert Barclay, will preview the 2017 Chicago Blues Festival, the world's largest free blues festival.

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This week's show features music from the recipients of the 2017 Blues Music Awards along with new music from Ruthie Foster, Guy Davis and the North Mississippi All-Stars.

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