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Juke Joint - June 5, 2022

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This week on “The Juke Joint” broadcast Robert Barclay features a third helping of blues and R&B from Art Rupe’s Specialty label. He includes works by Percy Mayfield, Little Richard, John Lee Hooker, Sam Cooke, Larry Williams, Frankie Lee Sims, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Dorothy Love Coates & the Gospel Harmonettes, Guitar Slim and Smokey Hogg. Robert will also note the passing of Ronnie Hawkins with his rocking R&B recordings.

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.