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Juke Joint - 6/20/2021

This week on "The Juke Joint" broadcast Robert Barclay played tunes by Etta James, Muddy Waters, Irma Thomas, Howlin' Wolf, Ray Charles, Koko Taylor, James Brown, Bo Diddley and Aretha Franklin. He also noted Father's Day and the first day of summer. 

Robert Barclay 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.