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 "Down 'N' Dirty" by Warner Williams & Jay Summerour

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, WEFT, and WQJC


  • Added: Nov 16, 2007
  • Length: 03:50
  • Purchases: 4
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interview with harmonica player and author Adam Gussow

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, WEFT, and WQJC


  • Added: Nov 09, 2007
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 4
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review of life and music of Philadelphia Jerry Ricks

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, and WEFT


  • Added: Oct 25, 2007
  • Length: 03:55
  • Purchases: 3
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review of L. A. Blues Alliance album "What A Life"

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, and WEFT


  • Added: Oct 18, 2007
  • Length: 03:44
  • Purchases: 3
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review Lurrie Bell "Let's Talk About Love"

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


  • Added: Oct 05, 2007
  • Length: 03:18
  • Purchases: 4
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review of Nappy Brown album "Long Time Coming"

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, and WEFT


  • Added: Sep 20, 2007
  • Length: 03:23
  • Purchases: 3
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review of album "Raw" by Bobby Rush

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


  • Added: Sep 13, 2007
  • Length: 04:54
  • Purchases: 4
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review of Sterling Harrison's album "South Of The Snooty Fox"

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


  • Added: Sep 05, 2007
  • Length: 03:32
  • Purchases: 4
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review of Sugar Blue album "Code Blue"

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, and WEFT


  • Added: Aug 22, 2007
  • Length: 04:32
  • Purchases: 3

  • Added: Aug 15, 2007
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 7
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review of Mem Shannon: Live: A Night At Tipitina's

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, and WEFT


  • Added: Jul 16, 2007
  • Length: 03:36
  • Purchases: 3
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review of Marie Knight "Let Us Get Together"

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


  • Added: Jun 22, 2007
  • Length: 04:27
  • Purchases: 4
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review Willie McBlind, blues band using "just intonation" tuning

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, and WEFT


  • Added: Jun 14, 2007
  • Length: 03:46
  • Purchases: 3
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review of "meet Me In The Cotton Field" by Terry "Big T" Williams & Wesley "Junebug" Jefferson

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, and WEFT


  • Added: May 31, 2007
  • Length: 04:21
  • Purchases: 3
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review of Hamilton Loomis: Ain't Just Temporary

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


  • Added: May 23, 2007
  • Length: 03:31
  • Purchases: 4
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Remembrance of pianist Big Joe Duskin

Bought by WDNA, KKRN, KKRN, and WEFT


  • Added: May 16, 2007
  • Length: 03:23
  • Purchases: 4
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remembrance of Carey Bell who died May 6, 2007

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, and WEFT


  • Added: May 09, 2007
  • Length: 05:48
  • Purchases: 3
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review of Robert Jr. Lockwood "Steady Rollin' Man"

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, and WEFT


  • Added: May 03, 2007
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 3
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review of self-titled album from Eugene "Hideaway" Bridges

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, and WEFT


  • Added: Apr 26, 2007
  • Length: 03:47
  • Purchases: 3
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review of Dennis Binder "Hole In That Jug"

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


  • Added: Apr 19, 2007
  • Length: 03:55
  • Purchases: 4