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Texas Blues, Continued — This Time from Austin


by Jerome Weeks 26 Jan 2009

In Austin, KUT’s program, Texas Music Matters, devoted a special-edition program, “Retracing Texas Blues,” to Dallas music historian/author Alan Govenar and his new book, Texas  Blues: The Rise of A Contemporary Sound. In addition to hearing my fabulous story about RL’s Blues Palace in Dallas all over again (you know you want to, but if […]

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In Austin, KUT’s program, Texas Music Matters, devoted a special-edition program, “Retracing Texas Blues,” to Dallas music historian/author Alan Govenar and his new book, Texas  Blues: The Rise of A Contemporary Sound. In addition to hearing my fabulous story about RL’s Blues Palace in Dallas all over again (you know you want to, but if you don’t, just quit around the 47-minute mark), you can listen to clips from Blind Lemon Jefferson, early Dallas blues singer Lillian Glinn, Austin’s young yet stellar Ruthie Foster, San Antonio’s Sunny Ozuna, the Black Keys from Ohio (who borrow from Lightnin’ Hopkins out of East Texas) and an excellent report on Houston’s Don Robey and his pioneering Duke/Peacock label (with the great Roy Head, the man who bumped the Beatles out of the #1 spot).

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