Veneration

Roy Orbison

Roy Orbison

Pretty Woman is Roy Orbison’s biggest hit, the best known of all his songs. It took the already famous Orbison..
Lucille Bogan

Lucille Bogan

Lemme tell you about Lucille Bogan. Mississippi born and Alabama raised. She started her recording career in 1923, which makes..
Rufus Thomas

Rufus Thomas

I’m young, I’m loose, I’m full of juice, I got the goose, so what’s the use? Where’d I lift those..
Pink Anderson

Pink Anderson

What’s the name Pink Floyd mean? Ever wonder where it came from? How did those two words come together? What..
Will Shade

Will Shade

Young Will Shade was a Memphis-born musician who played a bunch of instruments. A serious harmonica player. He’d been dabbling..
Tampa Red

Tampa Red

He was known as “the man with the gold guitar.” Tampa Red picked up a National Tricone as soon as..
Labor Day Blues

Labor Day Blues

The blues is all about gettin’ through tough times. About surviving. Surviving poverty, inequality, and hard labor. See, what we..
Skip James

Skip James

It was the winter of 1931 when a light-skinned black man with piercing blue eyes boarded a train in Jackson,..
Jimmy Rogers

Jimmy Rogers

They were called the Head Cutters.  Cuz the minute they started playing, they stole the audience from anyone else.  There..
The Mills Brothers

The Mills Brothers

The Mills Brothers were four young men from Ohio. Grew up singing and playing kazoo outside their father’s barbershop.  Naturally..

Rev. Robert Wilkins Birthday

 HAPPY BIRTHDAY REV. ROBERT WILKINS! [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/129538367?secret_token=s-X7Jx2" params="color=ff6600&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] Today’s the birthday of the “Prodigal Son.” A..