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  This week on "The Juke Joint" broadcast Robert Barclay offers a tribute to the late Bob Koester, the owner of the Delmark record label in Chicago and a member of the Blues Hall of Fame. Robert includes Delmark blues releases by Junior Wells, Magic Sam, Otis Rush, Speckled Red, J.B. Hutto, Big Joe Williams, Zora Young and Big Time Sarah. 

Just last week, the internet thrilled to The Linda Lindas, screaming and crunching power chords in the middle of the stacks of the Los Angeles Public Library. "Racist, Sexist Boy" — written and performed by four tween and teen punks calling out anti-Asian American bias and misogyny — immediately became something of a 2021 anthem. ("Poser! Blockhead! Riffraff! Jerk face!")

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BOB DYLAN: (Singing) Come gather round people, wherever you roam.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

OK, this very day, May 24, is the 80th birthday of Bob Dylan.

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While Robert Finley doesn't live far from where he grew up – less than 200 miles – he's come a long way. "I don't really like sharing nothing too much now, because I never got my share as a sharecropper."

"All of my parents on grandparents on both sides were into music, even if they were just singing in the cottonfield." He bought his first instrument at the age of 10, with money he'd been given for a new pair of shoes.

Homespun - 5/23/2021

May 23, 2021

  …This week in Homespun, we’ll spend the hour celebrating the 80th birthday of Robert Zimmerman A.K.A. Bob Dylan. We’ll hear from the bard himself, along with Tim O’Brien, Joan Baez, The Byrds, Ray Bonneville, Rosanne Cash and many many others. Tune in Sundays at 3- and Happy Birthday Bob Dylan!

  

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