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Juke Joint - May 1, 2022

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This week on “The Juke Joint” Robert Barclay, the Duke of Juke, plays some more tunes from Art Rupe’s Specialty label by Little Richard, Larry Williams, John Lee Hooker and the Blind Boys of Alabama. He also spins some new releases by Ronnie Earl, the Nighthawks and Doug MacLeod and he notes the passing of Guitar Shorty.

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.