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The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Show
The Haberdasher
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The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Show - A musical mid-life crisis -- a late-night search for meaning and happiness airs on WRIR LP Monday nights from 9 PM to 11 PM. Stream the show @
Hey Listeners,

Tonight we’re going to travel across the San Francisco Bay and back 50+ years to take a look at the West Oakland blues scene. I watched a short but great documentary about West Oakland blues called Long Train Running. It was a the film school thesis project for Marlon Riggs filmmaker and gay activist that died of AIDS in 1994.

It’s a really cool film about a lesser-known blues scene that grew out of the African-American migration to the Bay Area that brought folks from the Louisiana and Texas area to Oakland in search of jobs in the wartime ship building industry. So stay tuned for some great blues tracks.

You can see the film on the Criterion Channel and you might look for the full-length documentary about the same subject matter – Evolutionary Blues which I have not seen yet.

The Haberdasher

Sugar Pie DeSanto I Want to Know Rhythm & Blues: 1960 Time / Life
Jimmy McCracklin The Wobble Rhythm and Blues Classics: Snatch And Grab It! Bear Family Records
Frankie Lee Here I Go Again Here I Go Again Blues Express, Inc.
Jimmy Wilson Tin Pan Alley Bayou Blues Blasters: Goldband Blues Ace Records
Johnny Winter My Time After Awhile Serious Business Alligator Records
David Lindley Mercury Blues El Rayo-X Elektra Asylum
Johnny Fuller Haunted House Blues, Blues, Hoodoo, Halloween: Scary Blues and Jazz 1925 - 1961 Document Records
Johnny Heartsman Tongue The Touch Alligator Records
LC Robinson Why Don't You Write to Me? Blues Masterpieces Vol. 3 Wnts
Lafayette Thomas Cockroach Run House Rockin' 1950s Rhythm & Blues, Vol. 1 Red Devil Records
Jimmy McCracklin She Felt So Good Rare Jump Blues X5 Music Group
Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders Think Pure Jerry: Keystone, Berkeley, September 1, 1974 (Live) Round Records
Buddy Guy Tramp Sweet Tea Silvertone
Los Lobos Georgia Slop The Neighborhood Rhino/Warner Records
Sugar Pie DeSanto Slip-In Mules American Folk Blues Festival 1964 Evidence
Big Mama Thornton Ball and Chain (Live) The Best of the Blues: Live At Newport Folk Festival Vanguard
J.J. Malone & Troyce Key New Car / Framed I've Gotta New Car Red Lightnin Records
Johnny Fuller Strange Land Fullers Blues Black Magic Records
Lowell Fulson Reconsider Baby Blues Collection Rolled Gold Classics
Jimmy Wilson Lemon Squeezer Risque Rhythm 'n' Blues Sunset Blvd. Records
Lafayette Thomas Texarkana Savoy Blues 1944/1994 Savoy Jazz
Sonny Rhodes Mean Mistreatin' Mama San Francisco Blues Festival 1980 Epm
Mississippi Johnny Waters They Call It Boogie San Francisco Blues Festival 1980 Epm
K.C. Douglas Whiskey Headed Woman Big Road Blues Fantasy Records
Sidney Maiden Eclipse of the Sun Chicago Blues Black & Partners LLC
Juke Boy Bonner Rock With Me Baby The Best Of Texas Blues Kings Road Music
Sugar Pie DeSanto Going Back To Where I Belong In the Basement: The Chess Recordings Geffen
Robert Cray I Guess I Showed Her Strong Persuader Mercury Records
Frankie Lee I Ain't Ever Had the Blues (Like This Before) Standing At the Crossroads Blues Express, Inc.

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02:00:00 1 Nov. 9, 2020
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