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Welcome to Henry's retro shelf

stack of old records
You will hear tracks from Muddy Waters, Bonnie Raitt, Magic Sam and more.

One day, blues archaeologists are going to excavate Henry’s office and find a treasure trove of material. Every so often he gets a wild hair and starts to organize his office, only to get distracted by his day-to-day duties of keeping our stations on the air.

It’s not easy getting his office organized.

I’ve offered to help numerous times, but Mr. Cook has a system and nobody but him understands it, so it remains to be seen when he will actually finish unloading the boxes of blues in his office.

But, we’re all the richer for his searches. For example, this week he’s located his copy of The Super, Super Blues Band that features Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, and Bo Diddley together. I can only imagine what those recording sessions must have been like, but the result is a killer album that we’re going to bring to you this Saturday Night, October 15th at 9:00.

Speaking of Muddy Waters, we have him teaming up with members of The Rolling Stones with a selection from Checkerboard Lounge: Live in Chicago 1981! Plus solo work from The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, and Dr. Feelgood.

And there is still more.

We have samples from The Otis Rush Blues Band, Bonnie Raitt, and Magic Sam. Plus recent sides from our pal Janiva Magness and Rick Estrin & The Nightcats.

What a lineup, what a show. We would love to have you join us for the fun if you care to join us at 9:00 this Saturday night. That’s October 15th, and you can find us on one of these great VPM Stations: 89.1 WCNV, Heathsville; 90.1 WMVE, Chase City; and the flagships, 93.1 and 107.3 VPM-Music and 88.9 HD2, Richmond, and streaming online at where it’s always Time For The Blues!

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