At the risk of beating a dead hourse (or giraffe) I was able to order these
issues yesterday - the others CDs appear to be sold out.
*2010 - issue 71 - 12th annual CD - ordered $11*
*2009 - issue 67 - 11th annual 2 CD - ordered $10 - bass drum*2008 - issue
62? - 10th annual CD - sold out?
2007 - issue 58? - 9th annual CD - sold out?
*2006 - issue 54 - 8th annual CD - ordered $10 - Sam Cook*
2005 - issue 50? - 7th annual CD - sold out?
*2004 - issue 45 - 6th annual CD - ordered $5 - Esther Phillips*
In the mean time I enjoyed my first couple of articles in the latest issue
on TN, both talking about radio station WDIA. One ended with BB King
coming in for an audition, That made me look again at the photo of a young
BB on the cover of the PBS book "American Roots Music" where BB has painted
his name on the front of his guitar - along with "WDIA 530 pm"! I'm sorry
folks, but this is all new to me and I'm really enjoying it. If there are
more worthy (esp. non-fiction) accounts of American radio station and the
rise of black music on the radio, I'd like to know more about them. Are
there any recordings of BB King et al broadcasts from WDIA? Is this worthy
of a new thread?
I did a quick search for "bb king WDIA" and found this 3-minute clip where
BB describes his first visit to WDIA:
On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 9:11 PM, Steve Ramm <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Just Checked ONLY MUSIC issues still avail are the 6th, 8th and 11th ones.
> I started as a subscriber with their 2nd music issue and treasurer them
> And is everyone aware Southern Cultures magazine (from UNC Press) also has
> a MUSIC Issue with a CD?
> Steve Ramm
> In a message dated 2/11/2014 11:21:17 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> [log in to unmask] writes:
> Last I knew (I got caught up last year) the previous cds were available.
> Check their site.