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 Johnny Drummer "Rockin' In The Juke Joint"

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


  • Added: Apr 12, 2007
  • Length: 03:41
  • Purchases: 4
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review of "The Legend Of Fillmore Slim" album

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


  • Added: Apr 05, 2007
  • Length: 03:58
  • Purchases: 4
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review of "Drink House To Church House, Vol. 2" from Music Maker Relief Foundation

Bought by KKRN, WEFT, and WBHM


  • Added: Mar 29, 2007
  • Length: 03:59
  • Purchases: 3
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review of Koko Taylor album "Old School"

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, KHNS, and WEFT


  • Added: Mar 22, 2007
  • Length: 03:37
  • Purchases: 4
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review Otis Taylor's a;bum "Definition Of A Circle"

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, and WEFT


  • Added: Mar 15, 2007
  • Length: 03:33
  • Purchases: 3
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Feature on German jazz organist Barbara Dennerlein

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


  • Added: Mar 08, 2007
  • Length: 04:02
  • Purchases: 4
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review of Big Pete Pearson's album "I'm Here Baby"

Bought by KKRN and WEFT


  • Added: Mar 01, 2007
  • Length: 03:48
  • Purchases: 2
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A look at the style of blues from Bentonia MS, featuring Skip James and others

Bought by KKRN, WSLR, KKRN, WXXI, WEFT and more


  • Added: Feb 22, 2007
  • Length: 04:06
  • Purchases: 7
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A look at "Afro Blue" in its many incarnations over the decades

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


  • Added: Feb 09, 2007
  • Length: 04:31
  • Purchases: 5
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Review of "Last Of The Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen" & visit with its producer

Bought by KKRN, KHNS, and WEFT


  • Added: Feb 01, 2007
  • Length: 04:34
  • Purchases: 3
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review of Eric Bibb "Diamond Days" album

Bought by KKRN, KHNS, and WEFT


  • Added: Jan 25, 2007
  • Length: 04:22
  • Purchases: 3
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career retrospective on late Homesick James

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, and WEFT


  • Added: Jan 11, 2007
  • Length: 03:48
  • Purchases: 3
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Thoughts on the closing of the last major record store chain

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


  • Added: Jan 04, 2007
  • Length: 04:01
  • Purchases: 3
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James Brown's blues recordings

Bought by WJFF, KKRN, KHNS, WEFT, and 90.5 WSNC


  • Added: Dec 28, 2006
  • Length: 03:14
  • Purchases: 5
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Remembrances of Jay McShann and H-Bomb Ferguson

Bought by KKRN, WEFT, WQJC, and 90.5 WSNC


  • Added: Dec 14, 2006
  • Length: 03:33
  • Purchases: 4
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Robert Lockwood, last artist to record pre-war blues has died: remembrance of him & pre-war era

Bought by KKRN, WEFT, WQJC, and 90.5 WSNC


  • Added: Dec 08, 2006
  • Length: 03:36
  • Purchases: 4
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remembrance of Ruth Brown

Bought by KCSM, KKRN, WEFT, WQJC, and 90.5 WSNC


  • Added: Nov 30, 2006
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 5
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review of "Searching For Odell Harris", Odell Harris's debut album

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, WEFT, WQJC, and 90.5 WSNC


  • Added: Nov 16, 2006
  • Length: 03:18
  • Purchases: 5
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Review of career of blues singer-pianist L:ady Bianca

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, WEFT, and 90.5 WSNC


  • Added: Nov 02, 2006
  • Length: 03:04
  • Purchases: 4
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Obituary for blues harmonica player Snooky Pryor

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


  • Added: Oct 26, 2006
  • Length: 03:29
  • Purchases: 7