Take Note: Cartoonist R. Crumb And Music Historian Jerry Zolten Talk About Their Love Of Old Blues

Jan 17, 2020

Underground cartoonist R. Crumb and Penn State Professor Jerry Zolten spoke with WPSU about their love of old blues recordings.
Credit Anne Danahy / WPSU

Robert Crumb is best known as an underground cartoonist, whose work, including Fritz the Cat and Mr. Natural, remains controversial. But Crumb is also a collector and celebrator of old blues records. Jerry Zolten is a professor of communication arts and sciences and integrative arts at Penn State Altoona. His work includes the book “Great God A’Mighty! The Dixie Hummingbirds: Celebrating the Rise of Soul Gospel Music.” WPSU's Anne Danahy spoke with Crumb and Zolten about their love of old blues music and records.