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 KZSU Stanford 90.1 FM - The Lunch Special Show  
 Thomas Mazzolini, Byrd
 Byrd (admin: kku)  
Thomas Mazzolini is the founder and producer of the San Francisco Blues Festival, the longest running festival of the blues in US History. Mr. Mazzolini has a wealth of knowledge about the blues as well as many stories over the decades having organized the SF Blues festivals as well as other performances around the nation and the world. His musical appreciation for the blues is evident in his long running blues show on KPFA radio station on Saturdays called, "Blues by the Bay" 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Mr. Mazzolini's other interests include film as he was a film critic for many years. He also is an artist and his work is part of an annual show. Mr. Mazzolini was kind to have taken some time to talk with Byrd about the blues legacy which includes forty years as a host of a blues radio show, thirty-six years as the producer of the SF Blues Festival and stories.
For his contribution to the blues as a producer, Mr. Mazzolini is a recipient of a W.C. Handy Award from the Blues Foundation in Memphis, TN. The San Francisco Arts Commission awarded him an Award of Merit for the numerous productions of the city's many art programs. Recently, the Redwood City Blues Festival 2010 awarded Mr. Mazzolini with a Lifetime Achievement Award for work in the Blues.
His website is
His biography which lists many more of his accomplishments may be found at
Information about his blues show on KPFA may be found at
Mr. Mazzolini's participation in the annual art show at Point Reyes:

Thomas Mazzolini, KZSU, Byrd
Here is the playlist for Thomas Mazzolini. His playlist may also be found at the following website:

Artist / Track / Album/Label
Louis Myers / Top of the Harp
Elmore James / Madison Blues
Sonny Boy Williamson / Help Me / More Real Folk Blues / Chess Records
B.B. King / You Upset Me Baby / Doggone Blues Sampler / Charisma (Modern)
Albert King / Born Under a Bad Sign / Born Under a Bad Sign / Stax
Magic Sam / Easy Baby / The Magic Sam Legacy / Delmark Records
Muddy Waters / Mean Old Frisco Blues / King Bee / Sony
Muddy Waters / Mean Disposition Blues / Fathers and Sons / Chess
Luther Tucker with Ron Thompson / Ska Me Blues / European Sessions/ Epm Musique
Jimmy Rodgers / Walking By Myself / 1979 San Francisco Blues Festival
Bobby Bland / Two Steps From the Blues / Two Steps From the Blues / MCA Records
Buddy Guy / DJ Play My Blues / DJ Play My Blues / JSP Records
Gary Smith / Blues For Mr. P / Blue Bay / Messaround Records
Rush, Otis Blues Band / The Rock / Chicago The Blues Today! - Vol.2 / Vanguard Recording Society

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02:00:08 English 2010-07-19
 KZSU Stanford University Radio 90.1 FM
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