Black & BluesHosted by Robert Javors.
The show will feature music by African-American artists from the 1920’s through the 1960’s. Included will be blues, gospel, rhythm & blues, early soul and doo wop with emphasis on the period from W.W. II through the sixties. Most shows will be themed, e.g. shows about drinking or regional differences while others will be more free form. The bulk of the songs will taken from hard-to-find 78’s and 45’s and many be be unavailable on reissues.
Listen LIVE every Tuesday at 11:00 am
About Robert Javors
Born in Brooklyn 75 years ago & still live here. Became interested in African-American music while in elementary school. Began collecting records while in high school, mostly R&B,blues,gospel and jazz. Hosted the program, Something Inside of Me on WKCR for about 8 years in the 1970’s. Contributed to at least 20 books dealing with African-American music and had articles published in Sing Out magazine in the 1970’s. I also had a rare records column in the English magazine, Blues and Rhythm and was a music consultant for the documentary movie, The Atomic Cafe. I made numerous record collecting trips to the Deep South, Philadelphia, Chicago, etc. during which I purchased tens of thousands of records, many of which ended up in my collection. In recent years I’ve worked as a consultant to various record producers both in the states and in Europe and records from my collection have been the basis for many cd’s issued both here and abroad.