Crusin' The Blues with Mr. Jack

Series produced by KKWE Niijii Radio

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Mr. Jack 

This series of programs covers The Blues genre in its entirety, starting with music from the early 20th century through today. Host, Mr. Jack has been studying the history of blues for well over 30 years and has a large collection of Blues Music that he will be sharing with listeners as he adds some interesting historical facts behind the music, the artists and the songs.

Mr. Jack takes you on a journey- a virtual audio "road trip" to the many facets of the Blues Genre, including regional differences, history and where it is today. This is a great mix of music and education which any music enthusiast would enjoy.


88 Pieces

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Mr Jack takes you on a musical journey with blues musician Carolyn Wonderland.

  • Added: Oct 11, 2018
  • Length: 59:32
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Join Mr Jack as he takes you on a journey with blues musician Larkin Poe

  • Added: Sep 18, 2018
  • Length: 57:43
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Mr. Jack’s premier show “Cruisin’ the Blues’ starts out with a brief intro into the early blues and it’s roots in the Mississippi Delta region. He ...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2016
  • Length: 53:41
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This show takes a look at three bluesmen who had the name “King”. B.B. (Riley) King, Albert King & Freddie King and their different styles of blues.

  • Added: Jun 22, 2016
  • Length: 55:45
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“The Great Migration” refers to a time in the early 40s and after WWII when thousands of Mississippians migrated to their new promised land, Chicag...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2016
  • Length: 56:50
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More pioneers of the early “Chicgao Blues” sound that changed the genre forever. This segment covers the music of the former “Aces” blues band wit...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2016
  • Length: 58:31
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Some of the biggest influences of Rock ‘n’ Roll have come from the electric blues sound of Chicago. Many people have heard of the names Howling Wol...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2016
  • Length: 57:55
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Today our road trip takes us to the south side of Chicago to hear a couple of artists that played a large part in establishing the Chicago Blues s...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2016
  • Length: 55:55
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Our virtual blues road trip is going to take us to the South Side of Chicago today to take a look at two giant pillars of the Chicago blues sound. ...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2016
  • Length: 49:54
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This week our road trip to the blues is taking us to the BIG state of Texas. There is just as much history of the Blues here as there is in the Mis...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2016
  • Length: 54:29
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Fasten your virtual seat belt as we travel to south Texas and even cross the border into Juarez, Mexico (no Passport needed this trip). We’re gonna...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2016
  • Length: 56:13
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Probably the most renowned Texas blues men known to the mass public are the Vaughan Brothers, Stevie and Jimmie and Johnny Winter.

  • Added: Aug 04, 2016
  • Length: 54:59
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Good time jump-Blues was a feature of the West Coast sound in the 40s and is still kinda the corner stone of the West Coast blues sound. The first ...

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  • Added: Aug 04, 2016
  • Length: 50:26
  • Purchases: 1
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Candye Kane was a Rockabilly, Swing, Blues artist that had a musical written about her entitled; “The Toughest Girl Alive” by San Diego Ballet Arti...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2016
  • Length: 50:23
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It is surprising to me that so many artists like LA’s Janiva Magness, whom have had close to a dozen albums released, are not better known by the p...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2016
  • Length: 56:53
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One of today’s primary source of Blues music is Chicago based Alligator Records which this year, 2016, is celebrating their 45 Anniversary Staring ...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2016
  • Length: 57:37
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The story of Sacramento-based blues, swing and jump combo Little Charlie & The Nightcats began back in the early 1970s when Charles Baty, a harmoni...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2016
  • Length: 55:06
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Blues is no longer a music that is just for any one ethnic group. Everyone knows what Blues are and everyone has experienced the blues and can rela...

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  • Added: Aug 05, 2016
  • Length: 53:33
  • Purchases: 3
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Today, we’re gonna explore 2 current realeases that will hopefully whett your appetite enough so you will want to check out these artists. With 18 ...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2016
  • Length: 55:39
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The Fish Sisters, Amanda and Samantha, are two blues artist that hail from Kansas City, Missouri. And although they grew up together and have voice...

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  • Added: Aug 05, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 1