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 Robert Barclay celebrates the centennial of the birth of the "Poet Laureate of the Blues," Percy Mayfield. He played some of Mayfield's recordings along with covers of songs Mayfield wrote performed by Ray Charles, Johnny Adams, Mose Allison, Elvis Presley, Gatemouth Brown, Amos Garrett, Guy King and Pee Wee Crayton. 

This week on "The Juke Joint" broadcast Robert Barclay celebrates the centennial of the birth of the "Poet Laureate of the Blues," Percy Mayfield. He played some of Mayfield's recordings along with covers of songs Mayfield wrote performed by Ray Charles, Johnny Adams, Mose Allison, Elvis Presley, Gatemouth Brown, Amos Garrett, Guy King and Pee Wee Crayton. 

This week on "The Juke Joint" broadcast Robert Barclay celebrates the centennial of the birth of the "Poet Laureate of the Blues," Percy Mayfield. He played some of Mayfield's recordings along with covers of songs Mayfield wrote performed by Ray Charles, Johnny Adams, Mose Allison, Elvis Presley, Gatemouth Brown, Amos Garrett, Guy King and Pee Wee Crayton. 

This week on "The Juke Joint" broadcast the Duke of Juke, Robert Barclay, featured the work of songwriter Rudy Toombs on recordings by Big Joe Turner, Amos Milburn, Freddie King, The Clovers, Ruth Brown, Wynonie Harris and Little Willie John. He also shared some more work by guitarist Peter Green who led the blues years of Fleetwood Mac and he celebrated the birthday of Buddy Guy. 

This week on "The Juke Joint" broadcast the Duke of Juke, Robert Barclay, featured the work of songwriter Rudy Toombs on recordings by Big Joe Turner, Amos Milburn, Freddie King, The Clovers, Ruth Brown, Wynonie Harris and Little Willie John. He also shared some more work by guitarist Peter Green who led the blues years of Fleetwood Mac and he celebrated the birthday of Buddy Guy. 

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