March 28, 2022
Show 171 – Recorded 3-26-22 – This podcast explores and celebrates the incredible work of Mr Samuel B Charters researching, discovering and recording blues music and its artists in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Our friend, Musicologist and co-owner of Document Records, Mr Gary Atkinson shares his unique experience of meeting and working with Mr Charters. Mr Charter’s wife, Dr Ann Charters shares some feelings of Mr Charters and how he found his way to the Blues. Our friend Dr David Evans then explains the impact of Mr Charters work on the music we love a appreciate and highlights the artists we feature. Along the way, we feature 9 outstanding blues artists on 9 great blues performances captured by Mr Sam Charters. These songs were recorded from 1956 – 1965. Our featured artists are: Mr Will Shade and Mr Gus Cannon, Mr Memphis Willie B, Mr Baby Tate, Mr Lightnin’ Hopkins, Mr Henry Townsend, Mr Otis Spann, Mr Johnny Shines, Mr Otis Rush and Mr Junior Wells.
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With this podcast we interview Document Records owner Mr Gary Atkinson who tells us the story of his composing a tune in memory of his grandfather who was killed in WW2.
Again, Dr David Evans joins us on this podcast as we focus for the second time on early major Blues Legend, Mr Charley Patton.
With this podcast we are fortunate to share excerpts from our recent interview with the strong
and soulful Blues Lady, Ms Gaye Adegbalola.