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This Week on BU - One-of-a-Kind Wonders: The Rarest Blues 78s of All Time (Hour 2)
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August 14, 2018 09:40 AM PDT
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Please support the people who support Blues Unlimited! This week’s episode comes to you, in part, by Dick Waterman Photography: http://dickwaterman.photoshelter.com

Join us as we aim the spotlight on the rarest 78s of all time. We’ve got some real classics from the 1920s and 30s, that have exactly one thing in common — only one copy was all that was ever found. We’ll hear from Son House, Charley Patton, Tommy Johnson, Skip James, King Solomon Hill, Frank Stokes, and many more. It’s one-of-a-kind blues 78s — on this episode Blues Unlimited.

Pictured: First discovered in 1995, the "Jack of Diamonds Georgia Rub" comes from the only surviving copy.

This episode is available commercial free and in its original full-fidelity high quality audio exclusively to our subscribers at Bandcamp. Your annual subscription of $27 a year will go directly to support this radio show, and you’ll gain INSTANT DOWNLOAD ACCESS to this and more than 120 other episodes from our extensive archive as well. More info is at http://bluesunlimited.bandcamp.com/subscribe

This Week on BU - One-of-a-Kind Wonders: The Rarest Blues 78s of All Time (Hour 1)
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August 14, 2018 09:31 AM PDT
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Hello friends,

Well, we're back from the 2018 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival, and had a wonderful time! We're trying to get back into "work mode" -- there's a lot of projects waiting in the wings -- but in the meantime, we thought you'd enjoy one of our favorites from the archives. We remastered it after finding a couple tracks that had recently been reissued in much better shape than what we had used originally. Enjoy!

Join us as we aim the spotlight on the rarest 78s of all time. We’ve got some real classics from the 1920s and 30s, that have exactly one thing in common — only one copy was all that was ever found. We’ll hear from Son House, Charley Patton, Tommy Johnson, Skip James, King Solomon Hill, Frank Stokes, and many more. It’s one-of-a-kind blues 78s — on this episode Blues Unlimited.

Pictured: First discovered in 1995, the "Jack of Diamonds Georgia Rub" comes from the only surviving copy.

This episode is available commercial free and in its original full-fidelity high quality audio exclusively to our subscribers at Bandcamp. Your annual subscription of $27 a year will go directly to support this radio show, and you’ll gain INSTANT DOWNLOAD ACCESS to this and more than 120 other episodes from our extensive archive as well. More info is at http://bluesunlimited.bandcamp.com/subscribe

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

This Week in Blues History - August 12-18
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August 12, 2018 10:07 AM PDT
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“This Week in Blues History” aims the spotlight on important recordings, artists, and events from the golden era of the blues. This time, we profile Sid Hemphill, who was recorded by Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress, this week in 1942.

"This Week in Blues History" is ONLY available as a download to our bandcamp subscribers! More info -- including how to get instant access to more than 120 episodes of Blues Unlimited -- is at http://bluesunlimited.bandcamp.com/subscribe

The J.O.B. Chicago Blues Masters, Part 2 (1952-1963) (Hour 2)
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July 29, 2018 07:18 AM PDT
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Join us as we wrap up our tribute to J.O.B. Records. A legendary imprint run by a man named Joe Brown, J.O.B. recorded some of the finest talent the Windy City had to offer. In part two, we’ll focus on the years 1952 to 1954, when the label enjoyed its final period of peak activity — and scored its only Billboard chart hit ("Five Long Years," by Eddie Boyd). We’ll hear classics, gems, and rarities from J.B. Lenoir, John Brim, Johnny Shines, Snooky Pryor, Sunnyland Slim, Memphis Minnie, Robert Lockwood, Floyd Jones, and more.

Pictured: An all-time favorite from J.B. Lenoir. Why it never hit the Billboard charts is anyone’s guess.

Please support the people who support Blues Unlimited! This week’s episode comes to you, in part, by Dick Waterman Photography: http://dickwaterman.photoshelter.com

This episode is available commercial free and in its original full-fidelity high quality audio exclusively to our subscribers at Bandcamp. Your annual subscription of $27 a year will go directly to support this radio show, and you’ll gain INSTANT DOWNLOAD ACCESS to this and more than 120 other episodes from our extensive archive as well. More info is at http://bluesunlimited.bandcamp.com/subscribe

The J.O.B. Chicago Blues Masters, Part 2 (1952-1963) (Hour 1)
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July 29, 2018 07:13 AM PDT
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Join us as we wrap up our tribute to J.O.B. Records. A legendary imprint run by a man named Joe Brown, J.O.B. recorded some of the finest talent the Windy City had to offer. In part two, we’ll focus on the years 1952 to 1954, when the label enjoyed its final period of peak activity. A tribute to the J.O.B. label, on this episode of Blues Unlimited.

Pictured: An all-time favorite from J.B. Lenoir. Why it never hit the Billboard charts is anyone’s guess.

This episode is available commercial free and in its original full-fidelity high quality audio exclusively to our subscribers at Bandcamp. Your annual subscription of $27 a year will go directly to support this radio show, and you’ll gain INSTANT DOWNLOAD ACCESS to this and more than 120 other episodes from our extensive archive as well. More info is at http://bluesunlimited.bandcamp.com/subscribe

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

This Week in Blues History - August 5-11
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July 29, 2018 06:59 AM PDT
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“This Week in Blues History” aims the spotlight on important recordings, artists, and events from the golden era of the blues. This time, we profile Chris Strachwitz and Mance Lipscomb, whose paths crossed in Navasota, Texas, this week in August 1960.

"This Week in Blues History" is ONLY available as a download to our bandcamp subscribers! More info -- including how to get instant access to more than 120 episodes of Blues Unlimited -- is at http://bluesunlimited.bandcamp.com/subscribe

The J.O.B. Chicago Blues Masters, Part 1 (1949-1952) (Hour 2)
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July 29, 2018 06:53 AM PDT
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Join us as we aim the spotlight on J.O.B. Records. A legendary imprint run by Joe Brown — a colorful if not enigmatic figure — J.O.B. recorded some of the finest talent the Windy City had to offer. Never really known as a smoothly running operation, the label enjoyed just one R&B hit record ("Five Long Years" by Eddie Boyd) during its 25 year run. Employing a numbering system on their original 78 and 45rpm releases that has defied logic and baffled experts, piecing together the history of the company has remained excruciatingly difficult over the years — thanks in no small measure to Joe Brown's aversion to being interviewed. Fortunately, the good folks at the Red Saunders Research Foundation were up to the task, and we've utilized their extensive "blow by blow" commentary as our guide.

Pictured: A legendary release on J.O.B. — “Rambling” by Johnny Shines (with the number of the release, 116, handwritten onto the label with an ink pen).

Please support the people who support Blues Unlimited! This week’s episode comes to you, in part, by Dick Waterman Photography: http://dickwaterman.photoshelter.com

This episode is available commercial free and in its original full-fidelity high quality audio exclusively to our subscribers at Bandcamp. Your annual subscription of $27 a year will go directly to support this radio show, and you’ll gain INSTANT DOWNLOAD ACCESS to this and more than 120 other episodes from our extensive archive as well. More info is at http://bluesunlimited.bandcamp.com/subscribe

The J.O.B. Chicago Blues Masters, Part 1 (1949-1952) (Hour 1)
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July 29, 2018 06:42 AM PDT
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Join us as we aim the spotlight on J.O.B. Records. A legendary imprint run by a man named Joe Brown, J.O.B. recorded some of the finest talent the Windy City had to offer. In part one, we’ll take a look at the early years, from 1949 to 1952. A tribute to the J.O.B. label, on this episode of Blues Unlimited.

Pictured: A legendary release on J.O.B. — “Rambling” by Johnny Shines (with the number of the release, 116, handwritten onto the label with an ink pen).

This episode is available commercial free and in its original full-fidelity high quality audio exclusively to our subscribers at Bandcamp. Your annual subscription of $27 a year will go directly to support this radio show, and you’ll gain INSTANT DOWNLOAD ACCESS to this and more than 120 other episodes from our extensive archive as well. More info is at http://bluesunlimited.bandcamp.com/subscribe

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

This Week in Blues History - July 29-August 4
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July 29, 2018 06:27 AM PDT
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“This Week in Blues History” aims the spotlight on important recordings, artists, and events from the golden era of the blues. This time, we profile Magic Sam, who appeared this week in 1969 at the legendary Ann Arbor Blues Festival.

"This Week in Blues History" is ONLY available as a download to our bandcamp subscribers! More info -- including how to get instant access to more than 120 episodes of Blues Unlimited -- is at http://bluesunlimited.bandcamp.com/subscribe

From the Archives: The Best of Rhythm Rockin' Blues (Hour 2)
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July 24, 2018 06:59 AM PDT
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Please support the people who support Blues Unlimited! This week’s episode comes to you, in part, by Dick Waterman Photography: http://dickwaterman.photoshelter.com

We’ve been digging through the archives to bring you this special "best of" encore presentation. This time around, it's a whole bunch of hot rockers, smokin’ guitars, and cool boogie favorites. It’s the best of Rhythm Rockin' Blues, on this episode of Blues Unlimited.

Pictured: The King of Zydeco, Clifton Chenier.

This episode is available commercial free and in its original full-fidelity high quality audio exclusively to our subscribers at Bandcamp. Your annual subscription of $27 a year will go directly to support this radio show, and you’ll gain INSTANT DOWNLOAD ACCESS to this and more than 120 other episodes from our extensive archive as well. More info is at http://bluesunlimited.bandcamp.com/subscribe

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