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 celebrated the 100th birthday of Bullmoose Jackson and Paul Geremia's 75th along, with new releases by Kenny Parker, Andy Cohen & Joe LaRose, Rosie Flores and a couple of new gospel releases from Chicago.

This week on "The Juke Joint" broadcast, the Duke of Juke, Robert Barclay,shared some more music and stories about Son Seals, Albert Collins, Gatemouth Brown, Etta James, John Mayall, Earl Hooker and Tom Waits. He also celebrated the centennial of the birth of singer Jimmy "T-99" Nelson and celebrated the successful heart surgery on Mick Jagger. 

This week on "The Juke Joint" broadcast, Robert Barclay featured classic tracks from Big Mama Thornton, Thornetta Davis, Howlin' Wolf, Aretha Franklin, William Clarke, BB King, Ike and Tina Turner, Rory Gallagher, Hound Dog Taylor and Freddie King. 

This week is the 34th anniversary of "The Juke Joint" broacast. Robert Barclay shared some favorite soundbites from his interviews and played music by John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Etta James, Koko Taylor, Wilson Pickett, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Son Seals and Son House, among others. 

This week on "The Juke Joint" broadcast, Robert Barclay celebrated the centennial of the birth of Nat "King" Cole. He also noted the passing of singer Andre "Bacon Fat" Williams, James Dapogny, who helped Sippie Wallace revive her career, and Dick Dale, the King of Surf Guitar. 

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