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Blues and News: Omar Coleman

For my January 30th show, I interviewed Blues Artist, Omar Coleman. We talked about his background, career and his music. I played some tracks off of his latest release on “3 on the B Records”. Next week, Owner of Delmark Records, Bob Koester will be my featured guest on Blues and News with Brother Jacob.

As mentioned on the show, this Saturday, February 4th, UIC is hosting a Jazz & Blues History Tour as a featured event for Black History Month. Here is more information about that event from the Center for Student Involvement:

“UIC Jazz, Blues & Beyond Bus Tour will be on Saturday, February 4, 2017. You will need to complete the RSVP form. No cost to UIC students. Limit 2 per person. 10:30 am Depart UIC 12:30 pm Soul Food Buffet will be provided 2:30 pm Return to campus Combine a Chicago blues tour with a Chicago jazz history tour. Then throw in some perceptive ideas about cultural history and architecture, along with a blues harmonica lesson. Put them all together and you’ll end up with this unforgettable group tour. Your group will see architectural landmarks of Chicago blues and jazz history in neighborhoods north to south. A highly trained, passionate tour guide shares forgotten stories of Chicago blues and jazz. The luxury coach has video screens with historic photos and film clips of interviews, songs, and performances.”

Below is the playlist from my show on January 30th:

Hello Mother – The Canton Spirituals

I’m Ready – Omar Coleman

Handy Man – Bobby Rush

Help Me (A Tribute to Sonny Boy Williamson) – Junior Wells

Born and Raised – Omar Coleman

99 Pounds – Ann Peebles

Let The Babies Live – Omar Coleman

Give Me The Green Light – Omar Coleman


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