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Juke Joint - May 21, 2023

This week on “The Juke Joint” broadcast, Robert Barclay offers a tribute to the late Chris Strachwitz, the owner of the Arhoolie record label. He documented some great blues, Cajun and zydeco music by Mance Lipscomb, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Big Mama Thornton, Clifton Chenier and Mississippi Fred McDowell. Robert includes his interviews with Chris sharing his stories about those artists.

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.