Crusin' The Blues with Mr. Jack

Series produced by KKWE Niijii Radio

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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.


143 Pieces

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A virtual trip back in time to November 21st, 1964 to Chicago's Regal Theater to hear B.B. King

  • Added: Jul 14, 2020
  • Length: 59:49
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A trip to Finland to hear one of the Country's premier Blues artists.

  • Added: Jun 29, 2020
  • Length: 59:53
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This Ace harp player has got a traditional sound and has shared the stage with many other musicians, yet remains somewhat a secret in the Blues li...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2020
  • Length: 59:24
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A career spanning 50 years, Robert Cray is a major mainstay in the world of Blues music.

  • Added: May 28, 2020
  • Length: 59:58
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Latest Release form Milwaukee -based Blues Band

  • Added: May 29, 2020
  • Length: 59:57

  • Added: May 21, 2020
  • Length: 59:38
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The music of Elmore James is explored in this episode.

  • Added: May 19, 2020
  • Length: 59:25
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A Young bluesman who's passion is keeping the flame of the Blues lit along with the acknowledgment of, and giving credit to, it's ancestral roots.

  • Added: May 14, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:00
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One of the many types of Blues music is a regional style named "Bentonia Blues" as it was founded and based out of Bentonia, Mississippi.

  • Added: May 12, 2020
  • Length: 59:36
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A great album from 1999. The album is "Double Shot" by Snooky Pryor and Mel Brown.

  • Added: May 10, 2020
  • Length: 59:06
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The Year 2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of one of the best magazines on African-American Blues Tradition. This episode honors and congratulates th...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2020
  • Length: 59:56
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The First band to be recorded for the Alligator Records label.

  • Added: Apr 24, 2020
  • Length: 57:40
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He was a member of both Jimmy Dawkins' and Jimmy Rogers' bands and has since made a name for himself as a blues musician in the arena of mainstream...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
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The innovator of the postwar (WWII) Chicago Blue sound!

  • Added: Apr 18, 2020
  • Length: 59:58
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An unsung guitar hero of the blues who made a BIG mark very few know about.

  • Added: Apr 19, 2020
  • Length: 59:01
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Only the "true" Blues aficionados have probably heard of this slide guitar player from the 1930s. May I introduce to you, Casey Bill Weldon.

  • Added: Apr 18, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:29
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An artist who has not gotten the due recognition he should have in the "Blues" circles; probably because he has never been one seeking "fame" or re...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2020
  • Length: 59:58
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Junior Wells was a large contributor to the "new" sound of the Chicago Blues after WWII. He was a highly sought after harmonica player in the early...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2020
  • Length: 58:38
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This West Coast Band has a rich history in the Blues world mixing a rockabilly feel with some of their pedal-to-the-metal blues while holding a "tr...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2020
  • Length: 59:59
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From Blues beginnings to Rock, to Reggae, the Kinsey brothers have been in the music business since their youth inspired by their father Big Daddy ...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2020
  • Length: 59:57