Blues America:Blues America 117 - Tail Dragger 
Series: Title: Sub-title:
Blues America  Blues America 117 - Tail Dragger  Blues + Interview + Talk + Music + Weekly Program + Series 
Producer: Program type: Broadcast Restrictions:
Drew Verbis  Weekly Program  For non-profit use only. 
Summary: Featured speakers/guests:
When the Howlin Wolf gives you a name it sticks. He told Arkansas native, Crawlin James Yancey to stop draggin his tail and from that day, the Tail Dragger was born on the Chicago blues scene. He took tips from Mad Dog Lester Davenport, Lee Shot Williams and Chico Chism before soon becoming one of Chicagos most formidable singers and hiring a gamut of top talents to back him including Willie Kent, Little Mack Simmons, Johnny B Moore, Carey Bell, Lurrie Bell, and Eddie Shaw. Later, he frequently molded young white players; some have moved-on to make significant contributions to the blues, like Bob Corritore and Rockin Johnny Burgin. Dragger has earned a reputation for jumping off stages, crawling around bar floors and invading patrons face space to deliver his heart piercing blues in a personal and dramatic manner. Tail Dragger has released 5 studio albums to date.   Tail Dragger 
Notes: Credits:
PROGRAM 117 - Total 58:02
Production Date 12/01/2017
Segment 1
00:00 - 33:27
Floating Station Mid-Break
33:20- Clip: "...Blues America Will be Right Back"
33:27 - Outcue: Tone
34:50- Incue: Tone
Segment 2
34:50- 58:02
57:35 - Clip: "Blues America Singing"
57:40 - [ Optional] Cutaway Music Bed
58:00 - End

Program Schedule:
Featured Guest Song - Single
Morgan Freeman Monologue
Host Introduction
Interview Segment 1
Featured Guest Music Sample
Interview Segment 2
Brand New Blues - Music Single
Stations Mid Break
Blues at the Break - Music Single
Interview Segment 3
Blues People Soundbite Break
Interview Segment 4
Way Way Back Blues
Host Outro 
Special Guest: The Tail Dragger
Label: Delmark Records, Delta Groove
Studio: Chico Chism Memorial Studio
Host: Drew Verbis
Voice Overs: Nikki Nicole, Jason Stephens
Underwriting Voice Over: Milky Smooth
Morgan Freeman Monologue Edit: Drew Verbis, Jason Stephens
Underwriters: Record High Vinyl Store, The Rhythm Room, SWMAF
Photo Credit: Drew Verbis

Full Length Plays (Artist, Song, Album, Label, Year, Time)
Tail Dragger, I'm Worried, Long Time Friends, 2012 [5:02]
Samatha Fish, Poor Black Mattie, Belle of the West, 2017 [4:54]
Various, Howlin' at Greaseland, West Tone Records, 2017 [3:44]
Bessie Smith, Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl, Columbia Records, 1930 [2:48] 
Arts and Humanities | Music | American | Ethnicity | African-American | Folklore and Folkways | Blues  
Version 1: Blues America 117  
Total Length (HH:MM:SS)
Program 117 
Transcript, Announcer Script Location Recorded Release Date Language
View Script  Chico Chism Memorial Studio in Phoenix  11-30-2017  English 
Segment Length
File Info
bluesamerica117  320Kbps mp3 (132.78MB) Stereo 


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