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Juke Joint - January 23, 2022

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This week on "The Juke Joint" broadcast Robert Barclay noted the passing of Bruce Bromberg who produced award-winning recordings by Robert Cray, Joe Louis Walker, Lonesome Sundown and Phillip Walker. He also noted the deaths of Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Ronnie Spector, and her work with the Ronettes; Rosa Lee Hawkins of the Dixie Cups and songwriter Dallas Frazier whose songs were covered by Slim Harpo, Charlie Rich and Merle Haggard. He also played some new releases by Tinsley Ellis and Corey Harris.

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.