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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Juke Joint: September 30, 2018

Sep 30, 2018
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This week on the "Juke Joint" broadcast, the Duke of Juke was out of town, so we revisisted an episode from September 3, 2017, all about automobile blues!

This week on "The Juke Joint" broadcast, Robert Barclay celebrated the birthday of BB King and played some honky tonk blues for Hank Williams' birthday. He also debuted new CDs by Tony Joe White, Colin James, Johnny Rawls, JW Jones and some zydeco by Joe Hall.

This week on "The Juke Joint" broadcast, Robert Barclay celebrated the September birthdays of Barbecue Bob, Jazz Gillum, Shari Kane and John "Juke" Logan. He also debuted some new CDs by Mark Hummel, Frank Bey, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Amada Fish and Hidden Sayers.

This week on "The Juke Joint" broadcast, Robert Barclay offered a tribute to Louisiana swamp blues singer & harp player, Lazy Lester, including his work with Lightnin' Slim & Lonesome Sundown. Lester loved vintage country music so Robert surrounded him with some of Lester's favorites: Merle Haggard, George Jones, Waylon Jennings, Ray Price and Bob Wills. Robert also played four more tunes by Aretha and noted the centennial of the birth of acoustic bluesman Archie Edwards.

This week on "The Juke Joint" broadcast Robert Barclay celebrated the centennial year of the births of Chicago bluesmen Elmore James and Johnny Young including their recordings with Junior Wells, Big Walter Horton, Sam Myers and Otis Spann. FYI: Robert will spin his triibute to the late Lazy Lester next week.