WUMB May Program Guide

Dark Was the Night

– Saturday, 4/6 on “Dark Was the Night”: In recognition of National Poetry Month, I’ll feature poetry in song during the 10 PM hour from early blues, country, and rock ‘n’ roll musicians, as well as from singer/songwriters and some spoken word recordings.

– Did you know that many early 20th century commercial blues recordings were made in furniture stores, hotel rooms, and other temporary studios because of a lack of proper recording facilities during that era? For example, both of Robert Johnson’s recording sessions were held a year apart at makeshift studios hotel rooms and office buildings in Texas, far from his home in Mississippi.

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