Rags, Stomps & Blues
Pre-WWII, traditional, and just plain hokey Blues & Jazz that'll take you back...

Rags, Stomps & Blues
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WOBC 91.5 FM, 9/18/93, 4:00 a.m. -- The first ten minutes were tumultuous. After kicking off with Robert Johnson and "They're Red Hot," a few minutes of dead air ensued, only to be eclipsed by the sweet moans of Norm Kimball and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, singing "Georgia On My Mind."

Such were the beginnings of one of Lorain County's most unique radio programs, one which delved into an era of New Orleans rags, Kansas City stomps, and St. Louis blues, bringing to the fore a music seldom heard on the radio today.

The show spent 1994 on either side of the Sunday afternoon country and bluegrass blocks at WOBC, before becoming a fixture on Mondays in 1995, first at 3:00 p.m., follwed by a successful run at 10:00 p.m. In 1996 the show shortened to one and a half hours, hitting the air lazy Friday afternoons, after WOBC's sports talk show. Now, in its last semester as Lorain County's only hour of pre-World War II, traditional, and just plain hokey Blues & Jazz, Rags, Stomps & Blues comes on the air at the Blue Monday twilight, midnight EST.

Blues & Jazz to take you back:

The Blue Flame Cafe - artist profiles
Robert Johnson et al.
Muddy Waters on guitar
Cannon's Jug Stompers
The Steel Guitar Page
The Red Hot Jazz Archives
American Music Archives
U. of Chicago Jazz Archive - Traditional
Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, Miss.
Beale Street Walking Tour
Chess Records

Legacy Roots N' Blues
Yazoo Records
Biograph Records
Arhoolie Records

That Blues Radio List
Yahoo Blues Index
Just a hell of alot of Blues links

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