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In 1980, the good folks at Yazoo Records issued a box set of 36 trading cards called "The Heroes of the Blues," with drawings by legendary illustrator and cartoonist R. Crumb, and text by noted researcher and author Stephen Calt. They've long been favorites with Blues fans, and on this program (the second of three) we continue our exploration of "The Heroes of the Blues." Among the featured artists on this program are Furry Lewis, Big Bill Broonzy, The Rev. Gary Davis, Cannon's Jug Stompers, the Memphis Jug Band, Skip James, and many more.
Pictured: One of the "Heroes of the Blues" featured on this episode. Illustration by R. Crumb.
Sleepy Boy Hawkins - in the flesh! - will be making an appearance at the first ever Bainbridge Island Museum of Art’s Mojo Rhythm & Blues Festival! All the details you need to know, right here: https://tinyurl.com/yx9k9sbs
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