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Alligator Records & T Bone Walker

Friday, May 28 and Sunday, May 30

Crossroads celebrates the birthday of electric guitar pioneer and Texas blues great T Bone Walker with several of his classics in hour one and a special about his life and music in hour two.

We wrap up the May Alligator Records 50th Anniversary feature with the classic Showdown! Album from Albert Collins, Johnny Copeland and Robert Cray, contemporary Texas blues from Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King, harp master Charlie Musselwhite, blues rock guitarist Roy Buchanan, West Coast R&B great Charles Brown, soulful blues singer Curtis Salgado, and the Queen of the Blues – Koko Taylor.

Plus the latest from Bob Corritore, Nora Jean Wallace, and A.J. Croce.

Chris Heim produces and hosts Global Village, a nationally and internationally distributed world music show; the nightly jazz show Night Train, and Crossroads, KMUW’s twice-weekly blues and R&B show. Chris is also a critic and freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Utne, Global Rhythm, Dirty Linen, and Option, among others.