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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review of Tomcat Courtney's album "Downsville Blues"

Bought by WEFT and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Jun 12, 2008
  • Length: 04:14
  • Purchases: 2
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Career retrospective for Bo Diddley

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, KHNS, WEFT, and Marfa Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 12, 2008
  • Length: 04:52
  • Purchases: 5
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Feature/Review of Kenny Neal's album "Let Life Flow"

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, and WEFT


  • Added: May 16, 2008
  • Length: 04:40
  • Purchases: 3
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Review of Alberta Adams new album "Detroit Is My Home"

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, WEFT, and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: May 09, 2008
  • Length: 03:47
  • Purchases: 4
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Review of Eric Gales "The Story Of My Life"

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, WEFT, and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: May 01, 2008
  • Length: 03:26
  • Purchases: 4
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Review of "Rediscovering Lonnie Johnson" album by Blues Anatomy with producer Aaron Levinson interview

Bought by WDNA, KKRN, KKRN, KHNS, WEFT and more


  • Added: Apr 23, 2008
  • Length: 03:51
  • Purchases: 6
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Review of new album from The Mannish Boys "Lowdown Feelin'"

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, WEFT, and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Apr 23, 2008
  • Length: 03:41
  • Purchases: 4
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Otis Taylor "Recapturing The Banjo" [WE WANT YOUR INPUT !!]

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, KHNS, WEFT, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 11, 2008
  • Length: 03:39
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Review of the John Sayles film "Honeydripper" [WE WANT YOUR INPUT !!]

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, WEFT, and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Apr 11, 2008
  • Length: 04:41
  • Purchases: 4
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Honeyboy Edwards "Roamin' & Ramblin'" [WE WANT YOUR INPUT !!]

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", WEFT, and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Apr 11, 2008
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 5
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2008 Grammys- MS Delta Bluesmen [WE WANT YOUR INPUT !!]

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, KHNS, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, and WEFT


  • Added: Apr 11, 2008
  • Length: 04:46
  • Purchases: 5
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Franklin & Baytop "Searching For Frank" [WE WANT YOUR INPUT !!]

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, and WEFT


  • Added: Apr 11, 2008
  • Length: 03:46
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Sleepy John Estes "On The Chicago Blues Scene" [WE WANT YOUR INPUT !!]

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, KHNS, and WEFT


  • Added: Apr 11, 2008
  • Length: 04:08
  • Purchases: 4
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Eric Bibb "Get Onboard" [WE WANT YOUR INPUT !!]

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, KHNS, and WEFT


  • Added: Apr 11, 2008
  • Length: 03:38
  • Purchases: 4
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Eddy Clearwater "West Side Strut" [WE WANT YOUR INPUT !!]

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, WEFT, and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Apr 11, 2008
  • Length: 04:22
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Blind Boys Of Alabama "Down In New Orleans" [WE WANT YOUR INPUT !!]

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, KHNS, WEFT, and Georgia Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Apr 11, 2008
  • Length: 03:56
  • Purchases: 5
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Little Arthur Duncan "Live At Rosa's Blues Lounge" [WE WANT YOUR INPUT !!]

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, and WEFT


  • Added: Apr 11, 2008
  • Length: 03:58
  • Purchases: 3
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Henry Butler "PiaNOLA Live" [WE WANT YOUR INPUT !!]

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, WEFT, and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Apr 11, 2008
  • Length: 04:52
  • Purchases: 4
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Commentary & Career Retrospective on Little Walter, who was inducted into R&R Hall Of Fame

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, WEFT, and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Mar 21, 2008
  • Length: 03:47
  • Purchases: 4
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review of Jimmy Blythe "Messin' Around Blues"

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, WEFT, and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Dec 12, 2007
  • Length: 04:19
  • Purchases: 4