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chris thomas king – Soul Country #3 AIRDATE 7/31/2022
Multi-Grammy winner, feature film actor and now author, Chris Thomas King, uncovers the early Creole history of blues in Soul Country #3. Tying together new research and what seems obvious, New Orleans was the earliest home of the blues in the 1890’s. Jelly Roll Blues and Buddy Bolden’s Blues were only highlights. Chris also talks about the sound of recordings, swapping stories backstage with Ralph Stanley and his start with Arhoolie as the last in a long line of lone troubadour bluesman. Or so he thought! Now he’s back to set the record straight with a book The Blues: The Authentic Narrative of My Music and Culture. Get a copy via Amazon here.
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Bobby Rush – soul Country #2 Airdate 6/6/22
Multi-Grammy winner, King of the Chitlin Circuit (and stand-up comedian and guy) Bobby Rush takes a journey into Soul Country. Episode #2 features Bobby’s funky licks on guitar and harp and discussion of his Mississippi and Chicago blues histories. He talks and plays Chicken Heads, Country & Western, blues and pookie poo. Host Ric Stewart leads the charge into Soul Country where this time the stuff is funky.
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Tiger Beats – Soul Country #1 Airdate: 03/01/2022
Patrick Sweeney and McKinley James of The Tiger Beats join host Ric Stewart for the Soul Country debut. They talk blues, country, Rolling Stones/British Blues, Hollywood Fats, Bobby Blue Bland, Magic Sam, Joe Beard, Clifton Chenier, Louis Jordan, Jump Blues, Howlin’ Wolf, Ray Charles, Hank Williams, Little Milton, Nirvana and pursuing retro-purity in Nashville. Catch them every Monday at the 5-Spot in East Nashville and stay tuned for podcasts and playlists right here! A 1 minute video trailer accompanies this informative episode.
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