Blues File

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The Blues File is a weekly snapshot of a topic in this culturally significant genre.

The Blues File is a weekly snapshot of a topic of interest in the musical &
cultural world of "the blues." The Blues File offers reviews of albums,
previews of blues events, artist profiles, glimpses into blues history, and
observations of current blues trends.

Blues File host Jonny Meister has been the host of The Blues Show on
WXPN-FM in Philadelphia for twenty-eight years. The Blues Show covers the
blues from its earliest days to its latest offerings, with reference to the
history of the form and its place in the world of music. Meister has taught
courses on blues at the University of Pennsylvania, written liner notes for
numerous blues albums, and consulted on the Wim Wenders film "The Soul Of A
Man." The Blues Show was chosen in 1996 by Philadelphia Magazine as the
best local radio show in Philadelphia, and Meister received a "Keeping The
Blues Alive" award from The Blues Foundation in Memphis in 2000 for work in
public radio.

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The Blues File is a weekly snapshot of a topic of interest in the musical & cultural world of "the blues." The Blues File offers reviews of albums, previews of blues events, artist profiles, glimpses into blues history, and observations of current blues trends. Blues File host Jonny Meister has been the host of The Blues Show on WXPN-FM in Philadelphia for twenty-eight years. The Blues Show covers the blues from its earliest days to its latest offerings, with reference to the history of the form and its place in the world of music. Meister has taught courses on blues at the University of Pennsylvania, written liner notes for numerous blues albums, and consulted on the Wim Wenders film "The Soul Of A Man." The Blues Show was chosen in 1996 by Philadelphia Magazine as the ... Show full description


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New York bluesman Michael Hill is a fiery guitarist, gifted songwriter, and

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2005
  • Length: 02:53
  • Purchases: 6
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This piece showcases new work by blueswoman Precious Bryant

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2005
  • Length: 02:47
  • Purchases: 7
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In this Blues File reviewer Jonny Meister offers up his thoughts on Hubert Sumlin's new album "About Them Shoes."

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2005
  • Length: 02:51
  • Purchases: 5
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Review of Macavine Hayes's album "Drinkhouse" and a look at the rural blues of the southeastern states through this artist & album.

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2005
  • Length: 02:38
  • Purchases: 6
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Preview: 2005 Pocono Blues Festival

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  • Added: Apr 02, 2005
  • Length: 03:02
  • Purchases: 5
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review of new Robert Cray album "Twenty"

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  • Added: May 11, 2005
  • Length: 02:16
  • Purchases: 6
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review of Albert Collins "The Iceman At Mount Fuji"

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  • Added: May 11, 2005
  • Length: 02:10
  • Purchases: 5
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review of new album from Duwayne Burnside, son of Mississippi bluesman R. L. Burnside

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  • Added: May 11, 2005
  • Length: 02:11
  • Purchases: 5
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review of new album from blues pianist Kenny Blues Boss Wayne

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  • Added: May 11, 2005
  • Length: 03:03
  • Purchases: 5
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Detroit soul/blues singer Nathaniel "Nay Dog" Mayer is back after many years with an album well worth listening to.

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  • Added: May 11, 2005
  • Length: 02:56
  • Purchases: 5
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Koko Taylor< "Queen Of The Blues," bounces back from poor health

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  • Added: May 21, 2005
  • Length: 03:32
  • Purchases: 6
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review of new album "Jackpot!" from Buckwheat Zydeco

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  • Added: May 26, 2005
  • Length: 02:39
  • Purchases: 6
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review "White Trash Girl" album (artist: Candye Kane)

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  • Added: Jun 09, 2005
  • Length: 03:04
  • Purchases: 6
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review of "Diamonds In The Rough" by Chicago Blues Harmonica Project

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  • Added: Jun 16, 2005
  • Length: 03:21
  • Purchases: 5
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review of new album "I'm Doing Alright" from Dorothy Moore

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  • Added: Jun 23, 2005
  • Length: 02:26
  • Purchases: 5
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review of "Can You Feel It?" album by Campbell Brothers

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  • Added: Jun 30, 2005
  • Length: 02:23
  • Purchases: 5
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album review of "Triple Fret"

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  • Added: Jul 07, 2005
  • Length: 02:02
  • Purchases: 5
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review new Floyd Dixon CD

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  • Added: Jul 14, 2005
  • Length: 02:09
  • Purchases: 5
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review of album "Black Gold & Goddesses Bold!" by Michael Hill

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  • Added: Jul 21, 2005
  • Length: 02:20
  • Purchases: 5
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preview of Pocono Blues Festival this upcoming weekend

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  • Added: Jul 26, 2005
  • Length: 02:24
  • Purchases: 5