Classic R&B and the cream of new blues releases in a special edition featuring veteran gospel septet the Blind Boys of Alabama, who formed in 1939. Co-founder
Clarence Fountain reflects on the group's seven-decade career.
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8/8. Retro rocker Suzi Quatro spins American rock 'n' roll recordings of the 50s and 60s, including rock-era treatments of old standards. Tonight's covers include the Everly Brothers' That Silver-Haired Daddy of Mine and the Platters' 1958 hit Twilight Time. Other featured discs include Jerry Butler's early take on Make It Easy on Yourself (1962) and the 1955 debut album, Shake, Rattle and Roll, by Bill Haley and His Comets.
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