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THIS WEEKEND: 3 Tribute Albums

Hour 1: Tributes

Just in time for Christmas, Elwood shares three new glorious tributes with you. THE MUSICAL MOJO OF DR. JOHN is a project featuring Bruce Springsteen, John Fogerty, Irma Thomas, and Dr. John himself. Great stocking stuffer. Then it’s on to DEAR JERRY, a salute to Jerry Garcia, featuring Buddy Miller, Peter Frampton, Bill Kreutzmann, and Jorma Kaukonen. Finally, it’s WAY DOWN INSIDE, Big Head Todd’s big head nod to blues songwriter Willie Dixon, featuring the Big Head Blues Club, with guest vocalists, Mud Morganfield, Billy Branch, and Ronnie Baker Brooks. And this week’s blues breaker stars the amazing saxophone player, Nancy Wright.

Hour 2: Alligator Records 45th Anniversary

Alligator Records releases its 45th Anniversary Collection. Founder Bruce Iglauer joins Elwood to talk about the secrets of Alligator’s success. It’s the back catalog, for one thing. Elwood gives you some Koko Tayor, Hound Dog Taylor, Son Seals, James Cotton, Elvin Bishop, and Luther Allison. The steady interest in legendary blues artists makes it possible for Alligator to create new ones, like Toronzo Cannon, Shemekia Copeland, and JJ Grey. All are represented on the 2-CD anniversary collection.

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AIR DATES: December 17-18, 2016
STREAM DATES: December 23-29, 2016

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