Beale Street Caravan

#1946 - Barbara Blue

August 19, 2015

When you mention "Beale Street" the first thing that comes to mind for most hardcore blues fans is the "Reigning Queen of Beale," Miss Barbara Blue. For blues fanatics the world over, and for the hundreds of thousands of music lovers that that flock to Beale each year, she is the genuine article amidst a sea of pretenders. Her new album, "Memphis Blues: Sweet, Strong, and Tight" just hit the shelves. It was recorded by Boo Mitchell at legendary Royal Studios in Memphis. Also on the program this week, we continue our series "Wex on Wax" about the rise of Atlantic Records into the greatest R&B label in the world.

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