Saturday, June 18, 2016

Welcome to the author of Encyclopedia of SC Blues and Jazz

Blues Moon Radio and Clair DeLune are excited to welcome the author of the Encyclopedia of SC Jazz & Blues (USC PRESS), Benjamin Franklin V, Ph.D., on Tuesday's show, June 21st, 2016.

As a fellow author [of South Carolina Blues, on Arcadia Publishing], it is both an honor and a thrill to have Ben Franklin, who just released the Encyclopedia of South Carolina Jazz & Blues as our guest host for the entire two-hour show, which will feature South Carolina musicians and stories and biographies from his amazingly detailed book that took five years to compile!

During Ben's and my planning luncheon yesterday, I exclaimed how much I wished his book had come out when I began teaching Blues history... but no matter how long it took, it is worth it. I've reviewed the book for a publication and highly recommend it for any history, music and/or SC lover.

Please join us as we take a tour back in time - nearly a century's worth of music from our own Sandlapper musicians. This show is going to be more fun than the law allows in most states... and I'll be in a state of euphoria!

Enjoy these wonderful SC artists on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. on WUSC-FM at

Many thanks to Dr. Franklin for sharing his music lore - and we are excited to have him back on the airwaves of WUSC, where his long-running jazz how originated decades ago. Thanks you to as well for lending us your ears each "Tuesday Bluesday"...
Clair DeLune and RockyDawg Blues Defender ( who will be playing along on the mouth harp).
As always we thank our underwriters, who help bring great music to the Midlands, because we could not imagine our show without their input and support:  Papa Jazz Record Shoppe, the UU Coffeehouse and California Republic Stand Up Paddleboards in Leesville near Lake Murray.

You can link to these orgs by clicking on the visuals...


Jean Bourque said...

This show, and all you do, helps keep it real.The authenticity of the artists you are bringing to light with your show, your book, and now this Encyclopedia of SC Blues and Jazz, Is such a boon!.Thank you!!!

Blues Moon Radio with Clair DeLune said...

Awww, JB, that is so nice - the fact that you are a person who is so giving and supportive and a standout in the visual and musical arts makes that even more special to me. Thank you and I'm so glad you enjoyed the show with Dr. Franklin! He and I worked hard on this presentation! Makes it worthwhile to know what we do from our hearts matters in the BIG outside world! Thank you! Clair