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Juke Joint - July 3, 2022

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This week on “The Juke Joint” broadcast Robert Barclay offers a tribute to Joel Whitburn who compiled numerous books about the Billboard charts. Robert focuses on the early years of the R&B charts and the music of Louis Jordan, the Coasters, Charles Brown, the Dominoes, Julia Lee, Nat “King” Cole, the Drifters, Guitar Slim, Ruth Brown and Fats Domino. He also debuts new CDs by Eric Clapton and Robin Trower.

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.