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Juke Joint - June 19, 2022

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This week on “The Juke Joint” broadcast Robert Barclay features bassist Larry Taylor, an early member of the blues & boogie band, Canned Heat. He also spins Taylor's bass work with Rod Piazza, the Hollywood Fats Band, Kim Wilson, the Hollywood Blue Flames and Tom Waits. Robert also notes the passing of slide guitar master, Kelly Joe Phelps and he debuts new CDs from Big Jack Johnson and Janiva Magness.

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.