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This Week on BU - Legend of the Slide Guitar: Elmore James, Part 3 (Hour 2)
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July 17, 2018 08:20 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 for part three of our look at slide guitar legend, Elmore James. This time, we’ll focus on the remaining singles from his career — for such record labels as Fire, Enjoy, Chief, Chess, Modern, and Flair. We'll hear everything from his last recordings for Joe Bihari (in 1955 and 1956), to selections from his final recording session (for producer Bobby Robinson) in early 1963.

Hand-painted photo of Elmore James courtesy of Blues Unlimited magazine.

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 - Legend of the Slide Guitar: Elmore James, Part 3 (Hour 1)
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July 17, 2018 08:13 AM PDT
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Join us for part three of our look at slide guitar legend, Elmore James. This time, we’ll focus on the remaining singles from his career — for such record labels as Fire, Enjoy, Chief, Chess, Modern, and Flair. We'll hear everything from his last recordings for Joe Bihari (in 1955 and 1956), to selections from his final recording session (for producer Bobby Robinson) in early 1963.

Hand-painted photo of Elmore James courtesy of Blues Unlimited magazine.

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 15-21
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July 15, 2018 01:55 PM 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 take a look at the American Record Corporation's 1939 field trip to Memphis. For the Bluff City, it marked the end of an era.

"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

Chicago Blues from Norman Dayron (Hour 2)
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July 10, 2018 08:28 AM PDT
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Howdy Friends!

Next week, we’ll have a BRAND NEW episode for you! Part three of our mini-series dedicated to the late, great Elmore James. In the meantime, here’s an old favorite from the archives... and while you’re giving this a listen, be sure to cruise on over to http://dickwaterman.photoshelter.com and check out some of the fine photographs — some of them never before published — from the collection of legendary photographer (and long-time friend of the blues), Dick Waterman.

Join us as we aim the spotlight on two fine LPs that came out on the Takoma label back in 1980, all recorded in Chicago in the early 1960s by a young blues enthusiast named Norman Dayron.

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

Chicago Blues from Norman Dayron (Hour 1)
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July 10, 2018 08:23 AM PDT
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Join us as we aim the spotlight on two fine LPs that came out on the Takoma label back in 1980, all recorded in Chicago in the early 1960s by a young blues enthusiast named Norman Dayron.

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 8-14
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July 08, 2018 03:05 PM 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 guitarist Blue Smitty, who cut his only session for Chess Records, this week in 1952.

"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

Lowdown Harmonica Blues from Jackson, Mississippi (Hour 2)
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July 03, 2018 10:53 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 take a ride down to Jackson, Mississippi, to hear some lowdown harmonica. We’ll hear from the master — Sonny Boy Williamson, plus, Papa Lightfoot, Sam Myers, Jerry "Boogie" McCain and many more. It’s lowdown harmonica from Jackson, Mississippi, on this episode of Blues Unlimited.

Pictured: Recorded in Jackson, Mississippi, "Natchez Trace" was George “Papa” Lightfoot’s very last LP.

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

Lowdown Harmonica Blues from Jackson, Mississippi (Hour 1)
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July 03, 2018 10:35 AM PDT
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Join us as we take a ride down to the “City with Soul,” Jackson, Mississippi, to hear some lowdown blues harmonica. We’ll hear from the master, Sonny Boy Williamson, and some all time classics that were recorded for Jackson’s very own Trumpet label. In addition, we’ll also hear from a handful of other homegrown enterprises — Ace and Champion (Johnny Vincent), plus, the short-lived Delta label. In addition to Sonny Boy and his Trumpet Records pals (Elmore James and Arthur Crudup), we’ll also hear from Jerry "Boogie" McCain, Papa Lightfoot, Sam Myers, and a handful more. It’s lowdown harmonica from Jackson, Mississippi, on this episode of Blues Unlimited.

Pictured: Recorded in Jackson, Mississippi, "Natchez Trace" was George “Papa” Lightfoot’s very last LP.

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 1-7
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July 01, 2018 08:22 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 Muddy Waters, who made an historic appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival, this week in 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

Chess Records: The Early Years (Hour 2)
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June 26, 2018 08:06 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 one of the most famous independent record labels of all time — Chess Records. Officially founded in 1950, we take a concentrated look at the first two years of operations — ending up at the midway point of 1951. Classic Chicago Blues from Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, Johnny Shines, Robert Nighthawk, Baby Face Leroy Foster, and lots more.

Pictured: Early publicity shot of Muddy Waters. Images courtesy of the Red Saunders Research Foundation.

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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