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Juke Joint - February 6, 2022

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This week on "The Juke Joint" broadcast Robert Barclay celebrates the life of Chicago blues drummer Sam Lay. He includes his work with Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Carey Bell, James Cotton and the Siegel-Schwall Band. Sam was there when Bob Dylan "went electric" at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. Robert also notes the passing of actor Sidney Poitier.

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.