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Blues Harmonica Legends


Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #64 (February 19 at 8:00PM)

On this program of Muddy Bottom Blues, blues harmonica legends are featured on songs where the harmonica is the central or primary instrument. The harmonica became a dominant force in the 1950’s, when it was amplified by Little Walter, Junior Wells and many other performers throughout the Midwest including Chicago, Detroit and St. Louis.

Performers on this program include Carey Bell, Big Leon Brooks, William Clarke, James Cotton, Little Walter, Hammie Nixon, Mojo Buford, Charlie Musselwhite, Sonny Terry, Junior Wells, Sonny Boy Williamson and Kim Wilson.

Paul Hitchcock earned his Masters in Communications from Morehead State University and Bachelors in Radio-TV/Psychology from Georgetown College. A veteran broadcaster for more than 40 years and an avid fan of blues, jazz and American roots music. Hitchcock has been with WMKY since 1986 and was named General Manager in 2003. He currently hosts "Muddy Bottom Blues" (Fri., 8pm-9pm), "Nothin' But The Blues" (Sat., 8pm-12am), "Sunday Night Jazz Showcase" and "Live From The Jazz Lounge" (Sun., 8pm-9pm) and "The Golden Age of Radio" (Sun., 2pm-3pm). He also serves as producer for "A Time For Tales" and "The Reader's Notebook."