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May 30, 2009
Options May 30, 2009 Special Guests: John Broven, author of Record Makers and Breakers, Marshall Chess (Chess Records) and Joe Bihari (Modern Records)
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  1:55pm Cool Hands Luke:

Hey Rex - Terrific show!
I've never heard that "I Wonder" record before and I have to tell you - it absolutely stopped me in my tracks. What a stunning sound in that voice!
Is is available anywhere? re-issue? Even a CD {shudders}...
  2:02pm hazmania:

Mr. Broven, Can you comment on the record makers interaction with each other regarding artists, garnering airplay,etc. Also please comment on Mr. Ertegun's remarks (papraphrasing) that "everyone was a crook but me." Was this a common attitude or was there a friendlier regional acknowlegement?
  2:02pm Robbins:

Can you address the preconception that record labels of this time were taking advantage of the talents of young artists, primarily African Americans, without giving them their due financial compensation?
  2:15pm The Mope:

Did'nt Clapton teach Elmore how to play?..think i heard that.
  2:17pm Pete in Arlington, Va.:

Great interview Rex, looking forward to reading the book. Please discuss with John who actually owns this music now considering expiring copyrights, defunct labels, dead artists, that sort of thing. With the freedom of the Internets, can we finally get all the out-of-print material out to the world legitimately? Soon? BTW--Today I finally figured out how to stream FMU live on my Blackberry. Sometimes the digital age ain't so bad. God save the Queen and the Washington Nationals.
  2:42pm Bad Ronald:

Chess is the old Stiff.
  2:45pm numbers:

Not a cut out..a hole out
  2:54pm Bolts:

We need an entire show about KING Syd Nathan....bring Broven back !
  3:00pm Laurie:

Can I just say I love how Englishmen say the word "boogie"?
  5:17am Richard D:

Great show, Rex! Thanks...
  5:22am Richard D:

Search WFMU Rhubarb Cake with Douglas - November 5, 2003 for a nice set of Harlem Hit Parade songs. Another fantastic resource for students and teachers.
  2:40pm Jumpy:

Please note: Bell House, not Bell Tower. We don't want people lost in the wilds of Brooklyn!
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