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Caroline Randall Williams: Blues Work (is the Work)

Caroline Randall Williams: Blues Work (is the Work)

Playing tracks by

Sippie Wallace, Muddy Waters, Koko Taylor, Samantha Ege, Billie Holiday and more.

Chart positions

This show was 1st in the global interview chart and 1st in the global blues chart.

The blues can’t be defined by a set of chord progressions. It’s a philosophy, it is catharsis, it is taking something painful, and turning it into art. In this episode, Adia sits down with blues scholar and poet Caroline Randall Williams. Together they redefine the blues, and talk about what American culture can learn from its music.

/Music In This Week's Episode/
Sippie Wallace, “Women Be Wise”
Muddy Waters, “Mannish Boy”
Koko Taylor, “I Am a Woman”
Samantha Ege, “Fantasie Nègre No. 1 in E Minor
Billie Holiday, “Solitude”
Precious Bryant, “Fool Me Good”

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