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Juke Joint - April 30, 2023

Robert Barclay

This week on “The Juke Joint” broadcast Robert Barclay previews the lineup for the Chicago Blues Festival, the world’s largest FREE blues festival. He includes music by Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials, Larry McCray, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Bobby Rush, Mud Morganfield, James “Super Chikan” Johnson, Sugaray Rayford, Nora Jean Wallace and Blues Hall of Famer, John Primer. I He also notes the passing of singer, actor and civil rights activist, Harry Belafonte.

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.