Amazing History of Rock Radio Show
Like many baby boomers I grew up on rock and roll, mostly on AM radio, but never knew where it came from. I've read a lot about influences (jump blues, electric blues, gospel, country boogie) but I they were just words until I stumbled on to a wonderful local public radio show called
8-track flashback on WNCU-FM in Durham, NC. The host is an older graybeard named Jim Davis, originally from Philly area I think (bio is on his 8-track flashback website). Anyway, each Saturday from noon-4 p.m. East Coast time the show does a reverse chronology of rock music starting in early-60's going back to late-40's. What is amazing is that I have been listening to the show an average of 45 weeks a year for 15 years and still hear new songs every week, especially from the gestation period of the late-40's and early-50's. Jim must have one of the best oldies collections on the planet. He also will kick in a few electric blues nuggets on the show. He is a big fan of doowop so you'll have to put up with a few of those songs, but otherwise this is a gold mine for folks interested in "old-time rock and roll". You can listen live at wncu.org
Do you have a rock history station you listen to?