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


144 Pieces

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Career retrospective of the great country blueswoman Memphis Minnie

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, and WEFT


  • Added: Oct 19, 2006
  • Length: 03:43
  • Purchases: 3
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review of CD-DVD combo "Drink House To Church House, Vol. 1" documenting modern rural blues

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


  • Added: Oct 12, 2006
  • Length: 03:37
  • Purchases: 5
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review of "Blues Around The World" a new collection of international blues

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


  • Added: Oct 05, 2006
  • Length: 03:34
  • Purchases: 6
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A look at Coltrane's masterpiece "A Love Supreme" with author Ashley Kahn

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


  • Added: Sep 27, 2006
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 7
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overview of John Coltrane's career on the 80th anniversary of his birth

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, WEFT, and WQJC


  • Added: Sep 21, 2006
  • Length: 05:44
  • Purchases: 4
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A look at the history of two blues songs credited to Bob Dylan on his new album.

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


  • Added: Sep 14, 2006
  • Length: 04:07
  • Purchases: 6
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review of first six albums in the "Specialty Profiles" reissue series

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, WEFT, and WQJC


  • Added: Sep 07, 2006
  • Length: 03:33
  • Purchases: 4
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review of Guitar Shorty album "We The People"

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, KKRN, WEFT, WQJC and more


  • Added: Aug 24, 2006
  • Length: 03:26
  • Purchases: 6
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review of Rory Block's album "The Lady & Mr. Johnson"

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


  • Added: Aug 17, 2006
  • Length: 03:22
  • Purchases: 6
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remembrance of the late blues musician Floyd Dixon

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


  • Added: Aug 10, 2006
  • Length: 04:14
  • Purchases: 8
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remembrance of Jessie Mae Hemphill

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, WEFT, WQJC, and KUHB


  • Added: Jul 27, 2006
  • Length: 03:24
  • Purchases: 5
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remembrance of Sam Myers who died July 17, 2006

Bought by WEAA, KKRN, KKRN, WEFT, WQJC and more


  • Added: Jul 19, 2006
  • Length: 03:09
  • Purchases: 6
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review of "I'm Still Here" by Trudy Lynn & The Calvin Owens Orchestra

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, WEFT, WQJC, and KUHB


  • Added: Jul 13, 2006
  • Length: 03:24
  • Purchases: 5
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review of David Kimbrough, Jr.'s album "Shell-Shocked"

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, WEFT, WQJC, and KUHB


  • Added: Jul 06, 2006
  • Length: 03:01
  • Purchases: 5
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review of John Lee Hooker, Jr.'s album "Cold As Ice"

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


  • Added: Jun 28, 2006
  • Length: 03:17
  • Purchases: 6
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review of "The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of" a double CD reissue of very rare 78 RPM records

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, WEFT, WQJC, and KUHB


  • Added: Jun 23, 2006
  • Length: 03:02
  • Purchases: 5
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review of Adolphus Bell's debut CD "One Man Band"

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, WEFT, WQJC, and KUHB


  • Added: Jun 15, 2006
  • Length: 03:26
  • Purchases: 5
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Two contrasting street musicians, recorded in 1960, left behind distinctive blues music and affecting stories.

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, WEFT, WQJC, and KUHB


  • Added: Jun 06, 2006
  • Length: 04:21
  • Purchases: 5
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review of new album "Otis Rush & Friends, Live At Montreaux 1986"

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, WEFT, WQJC, and KUHB


  • Added: Jun 02, 2006
  • Length: 03:28
  • Purchases: 5
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review of new album "Way Back" by Willie "Big Eyes" Smith

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, WEFT, WQJC, and KUHB


  • Added: May 12, 2006
  • Length: 03:38
  • Purchases: 5