WPSU Blues Archive - June 2, 2018

Jun 2, 2018

Ira Tucker of The Dixie Hummingbirds

An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on June 2, 2018 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

This week, Max welcomes special guest Jerry Zolten who talks about the new documentary “How They Got Over: Gospel Quartets and The Road to Rock & Roll.”  The film will have a free screening on Thursday, June 12, at 7pm at the State Theatre. Zolten, who is a Penn State professor and American roots music authority, is a co-producer of the film and on screen narrator.

In the first hour hear Ira Tucker, The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet, The Blind Boys of Mississippi and The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Isley Brothers, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, The Fairfield Four, and more.

In the second hour, hear Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Sam Cooke, The Swan Silvertones, The Nightingales, O.V. Wright, The Dixie Hummingbirds, The White Stripes, Doc & Merle Watson, Ray Charles, Alabama Shakes, and more.