Sam Myers in Piney Woods, Mississippi - the 1940's

from Sam Myers: The Blues is My Story, pages 27-28:

We used to hear a lot of radio there at the [Piney Woods] school. Jonas Brown had a radio that we would listen to. Jackson [Mississippi] had one radio station we would listen to in the evenings. It was called WJDX. They had a show called In the Groove. Woodie Assaf used to broadcast that show every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 5:15. And then they had another one that would come on Tuesdays and Thursdays called Jive Parade, done by a guy called Alan B. Keaton. We would listen to this on J. B.'s radio just before we went to supper in the evenings. We couldn't wait to hear all these old …   more >>

cite as

Jeff Horton and Sam Myers, Sam Myers: The Blues is My Story (City of Jackson, 2006), p. 27-28. accessed: 13 June, 2024

location of experience: Piney Woods, Mississippi


Sam Myers
memoirist, vocalist, Musician

Listening to

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Blues performed by T-Bone Walker, Sonny Boy Williamson, The Big Three Trio, Calvin Boze, Louis Jordan

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1940's
Medium broadcast, playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public, solitary

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 05 May 2015 13:12:35 +0100
Approved on Thu, 06 Oct 2016 16:38:35 +0100