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This Week on Blues Unlimited - Hits That Missed: The Biggest Number Two R&B Records of the Early 1950s (Hour 2)
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March 28, 2017 07:48 AM PDT
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There's an old saying, when it comes to baseball anyway, that nobody remembers who comes in second. On this episode of Blues Unlimited, join us, then, as we pay tribute to a remarkable collection of records that all have one thing in common — they were all within reach of the number one position on the Billboard R&B charts, but never quite made it to the very top. With music from Big Joe Turner, Tiny Bradshaw, Fats Domino, Smiley Lewis, Little Walter, and more, we'll count our way down through some of the biggest "hits that missed" of the early 1950s.

Illustration of Smiley Lewis by William Stout. His recording of “I Hear You Knocking” was one of the biggest number two hits of the early 1950s.

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This Week on Blues Unlimited - Hits That Missed: The Biggest Number Two R&B Records of the Early 1950s (Hour 1)
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March 28, 2017 07:37 AM PDT
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There's an old saying, when it comes to baseball anyway, that nobody remembers who comes in second. On this episode of Blues Unlimited, join us, then, as we pay tribute to a remarkable collection of records that all have one thing in common — they were all within reach of the number one position on the Billboard R&B charts, but never quite made it to the very top. With music from Big Joe Turner, Tiny Bradshaw, Fats Domino, Smiley Lewis, Little Walter, and more, we'll count our way down through some of the biggest "hits that missed" of the early 1950s.

Illustration of Smiley Lewis by William Stout. His recording of “I Hear You Knocking” was one of the biggest number two hits of the early 1950s.

To hear this episode in its original full-fidelity high quality audio, it may be downloaded from Bandcamp at: http://tinyurl.com/kb5navb

Don't forget to install the PodOmatic Podcast Player app for iOS so you can listen to Sleepy Boy Hawkins wherever you go! Details at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/podomatic/id648258566?mt=8

Previously on Blues Unlimited - The Blues is a Feeling: Stories, Songs and Conversation from Son House & Lightnin' Hopkins (Hour 2)
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March 21, 2017 09:16 AM PDT
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Note to our listeners: The day we're posting this, March 21st, would have been Son House's 115th birthday. We hope you enjoy this special edition of Blues Unlimited, in his honor.

Joinus as two legendary musicians share their richly compelling narratives, and speak openly and candidly about their lives in the blues. Lightnin' Hopkins talks to author and scholar Sam Charters, during a 1964 interview, about hard times growing up in Texas and some of his early influences, while Son House speaks to Studs Terkel, in an informal chat session from 1965, about being a preacher on the one hand, and a blues singer on the other. It’s Lightnin’ Hopkins and Son House, in story and song, on this episode of Blues Unlimited.

Illustration of Son House by R. Crumb; Lightnin’ Hopkins by William Stout.

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Previously on Blues Unlimited - The Blues is a Feeling: Stories, Songs and Conversation from Son House & Lightnin' Hopkins (Hour 1)
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March 21, 2017 08:25 AM PDT
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Note to our listeners: The day we're posting this, March 21st, would have been Son House's 115th birthday. We hope you enjoy this special edition of Blues Unlimited, in his honor.

Join us as two legendary musicians share their richly compelling narratives, and speak openly and candidly about their lives in the blues. Lightnin' Hopkins talks to author and scholar Sam Charters, during a 1964 interview, about hard times growing up in Texas and some of his early influences, while Son House speaks to Studs Terkel, in an informal chat session from 1965, about being a preacher on the one hand, and a blues singer on the other. It’s Lightnin’ Hopkins and Son House, in story and song, on this episode of Blues Unlimited.

Illustration of Son House by R. Crumb; Lightnin’ Hopkins by William Stout.

To hear this episode in its original full-fidelity high quality audio, it may be downloaded from Bandcamp at: http://tinyurl.com/l9ew6o5

Don't forget to install the PodOmatic Podcast Player app for iOS so you can listen to Sleepy Boy Hawkins wherever you go! Details at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/podomatic/id648258566?mt=8

Previously on Blues Unlimited - Greenville Smokin': The Legendary Field Recordings of Joe Bihari, Part 3 (Hour 2)
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March 14, 2017 09:32 AM PDT
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We wrap up our tribute to the "Anthology of the Blues" and the legendary field recordings of Joe Bihari with selections from the California, Texas, and West Coast volumes, plus a few cuts from B.B. King, Elmore James, and Lightnin' Hopkins. (Part 3 of 3)

And to see a complete, illustrated discography of the original LPs in the Anthology of the Blues series, please visit Stefan Wirz's website at http://www.wirz.de/music/kentafrm.htm

Pictured: One of the distinctive album covers from the "Anthology of the Blues" series.

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Previously on Blues Unlimited - Greenville Smokin': The Legendary Field Recordings of Joe Bihari, Part 3 (Hour 1)
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March 14, 2017 09:20 AM PDT
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We wrap up our tribute to the "Anthology of the Blues" and the legendary field recordings of Joe Bihari with selections from the California, Texas, and West Coast volumes, plus a few cuts from B.B. King, Elmore James, and Lightnin' Hopkins. (Part 3 of 3)

And to see a complete, illustrated discography of the original LPs in the Anthology of the Blues series, please visit Stefan Wirz's website at http://www.wirz.de/music/kentafrm.htm

Pictured: One of the distinctive album covers from the "Anthology of the Blues" series.

To hear this episode in its original full-fidelity high quality audio, it may be downloaded from Bandcamp at: http://tinyurl.com/j2xfrtr

Don't forget to install the PodOmatic Podcast Player app for iOS so you can listen to Sleepy Boy Hawkins wherever you go! Details at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/podomatic/id648258566?mt=8

Previously on Blues Unlimited - Greenville Smokin': The Legendary Field Recordings of Joe Bihari, Part 2 (Hour 2)
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March 07, 2017 08:10 AM PST
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In part two, we continue our extended look at the "Anthology of the Blues" with classic down home selections from the Arkansas and Detroit volumes, plus the mystery men of the "Deep South" LP and a handful of cuts from the California installment. (Part 2 of 3)

And to see a complete, illustrated discography of the original LPs in the Anthology of the Blues series, please visit Stefan Wirz's website at http://www.wirz.de/music/kentafrm.htm

Pictured: One of the distinctive album covers from the "Anthology of the Blues" series.

To hear this episode in its original full-fidelity high quality audio, it may be downloaded from Bandcamp at: http://tinyurl.com/hdwyzeo

Don't forget to install the PodOmatic Podcast Player app for iOS so you can listen to Sleepy Boy Hawkins wherever you go! Details at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/podomatic/id648258566?mt=8

Previously on Blues Unlimited - Greenville Smokin': The Legendary Field Recordings of Joe Bihari, Part 2 (Hour 1)
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March 07, 2017 07:56 AM PST
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In part two, we continue our extended look at the "Anthology of the Blues" with classic down home selections from the Arkansas and Detroit volumes, plus the mystery men of the "Deep South" LP and a handful of cuts from the California installment. (Part 2 of 3)

And to see a complete, illustrated discography of the original LPs in the Anthology of the Blues series, please visit Stefan Wirz's website at http://www.wirz.de/music/kentafrm.htm

Pictured: One of the distinctive album covers from the "Anthology of the Blues" series.

To hear this episode in its original full-fidelity high quality audio, it may be downloaded from Bandcamp at: http://tinyurl.com/hxrq8ct

Don't forget to install the PodOmatic Podcast Player app for iOS so you can listen to Sleepy Boy Hawkins wherever you go! Details at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/podomatic/id648258566?mt=8

Previously on Blues Unlimited - Greenville Smokin': The Legendary Field Recordings of Joe Bihari, Part 1 (Hour 2)
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February 28, 2017 10:36 AM PST
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It all started in 1969 when two Blues enthusiasts, Frank Scott and Bruce Bromberg, took an extensive journey through the tape vaults at Modern Records, and compiled a series of albums — twelve in all — entitled the Anthology of the Blues. To a large extent, the series was based upon Joe Bihari's legendary field recordings made in the mid and deep south in the late 1940s and early 1950s, in places such as Atlanta, Memphis, Greenville, Little Rock, Clarksdale, and others. With the help of a young talent scout, Ike Turner, Joe Bihari made some of the most definitive down home Blues recordings in the post-war era.

In this program, part one of three, we pay tribute to Joe Bihari, the down home field recordings he made with Ike Turner, and the series of albums that came out in 1969, the Anthology of the Blues, which collected that material for the very first time.

Part one aims the spotlight on the volumes devoted to Memphis and Mississippi, along with a handful of tracks from the LP devoted to the Deep South, plus some additional titles by Elmore James and Lightnin' Hopkins (who, as part of the series, also had LPs of their own).

And to see a complete, illustrated discography of the original LPs in the Anthology of the Blues series, please visit Stefan Wirz's website at http://www.wirz.de/music/kentafrm.htm

Pictured: One of the distinctive album covers from the "Anthology of the Blues" series.

To hear this episode in its original full-fidelity high quality audio, it may be downloaded from Bandcamp at: http://tinyurl.com/hdyvfuc

Don't forget to install the PodOmatic Podcast Player app for iOS so you can listen to Sleepy Boy Hawkins wherever you go! Details at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/podomatic/id648258566?mt=8

Previously on Blues Unlimited - Greenville Smokin': The Legendary Field Recordings of Joe Bihari, Part 1 (Hour 1)
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February 28, 2017 10:27 AM PST
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In this program, we pay tribute to Joe Bihari, the down home field recordings he made with Ike Turner, and the series of albums that came out in 1969, the "Anthology of the Blues," which collected that material for the very first time. (Part 1 of 3)

Pictured: One of the distinctive album covers from the "Anthology of the Blues" series.

To hear this episode in its original full-fidelity high quality audio, it may be downloaded from Bandcamp at: http://tinyurl.com/zsoh7be

Don't forget to install the PodOmatic Podcast Player app for iOS so you can listen to Sleepy Boy Hawkins wherever you go! Details at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/podomatic/id648258566?mt=8

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