Clarence Fountain, a foundational American gospel singer and the last remaining co-founder of Blind Boys of Alabama, died June 3 in Baton Rouge, La. at the age of 88, his manager Charles Driebe confirmed to NPR. No cause was given.

Destination Out features Japanese percussionist Stomu YaMashta. Some recordings that he made early in his career from around 1970. Featuring some improvised works as well as compositions by Toru Takemitsu and Mashiko Satoh. We also played a few things from bassist Dave Holland and during the last hour some music from Don Cherry.

This week on "The Juke Joint" broadcast Robert Barclay, the Duke of Juke, invited CMU President George Ross, the Marquis of R&B, to help program three hours of R&B and soul music. They included music by Bo Diddley, Ike & Tina Turner, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, the Temptations, Sly & the Family Stone, Percy Sledge, Little Richard, Fats Domino and James Brown.

Homespun: June 3, 2018

Jun 3, 2018
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This week on Homespun, we heard the new sounds of Peter Rowan, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn plus Dustbowl Revival! We also heard from Irish Singer Len Graham, Pentangle and a classic Bob Dylan cover from the Earl Scruggs Revue!

This week on The Beat, David Nicholas spins tunes from pianist Brad Mehldau, new music from Joshua Redman, and revisits some classic blues tracks from Little Walter and Sonny Boy Williamson II.