January 27, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 305 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

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In the second half of this week’s program we devote time to a feature on the Paramount label, the label of Ma Rainey, Ida Cox, Blind Lemon, Blind Blake, Charlie Patton and Skip James, to name just a few of the artists who appeared almost exclusively on Paramount. This is the third of a series of features profiling Paramount and it covers a period that begins in 1925 and ends before the fall if 1926. Although Paramount recorded a lot of jazz, quite a bit of Gospel, some country and vocal groups, most of this week’s feature is made up of blues recordings.

Also, on the show, a few songs about the outbreak of the Korean War, a bit of Country Gospel and a bit of Soul.

“I’m leavin’ today. I’m leavin’ this southern town” — Papa Charlie Jackson

On the Show:

Louis Prima – Donald Ray Johnson – Joe Louis Walker – MonkeyJunk – Lightnin’ Hopkins – Four Barons – Coot Grant & Wesley Wilson – Woods Famous Blind Quartette – Ozie McPherson – Viola Bartlette – Blind Lemon Jefferson –Blind Blake – Charlie Monroe & His Kentucky Pardners – Bloodest Saxophone with Crystal Stewart – and others.

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