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Juke Joint - January 9, 2022

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This week on “The Juke Joint” broadcast Robert Barclay noted some of the artists we lost in 2021. This includes Lloyd Price, James Harman, Byther Smith, Charlie Watts, Paul Oscher, Commander Cody, Willie Cobbs, Roy Gaines, Sherman Robertson, Johnny Nocturne, Grady Gaines and Delmark record label owner Bob Koester.

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.