Playing tracks by
Sippie Wallace with Otis Spann and the Jim Kweskin Jug Band, Sam Cooke and Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Ali, Memphis Minnie, Rev. J.M. Gates and more.
Episode 212: "The Greatest" -- Remembering Muhammad Ali. Originally aired June 18, 2016. This week we remember the late Muhammad Ali. Music and poetry by Ali himself, and a range of blues, soul, and funk tributes to Ali--plus a look into the little-known r&b careers of some of his opponents. We'll also enjoy some highlights from the concert--James Brown, B.B. King--that opened 1974's Rumble in the Jungle. Plus, some roots: music for boxing champ Joe Louis.