Join us for another installment of our ongoing series, "The Keepers of the Flame," where we aim the spotlight on those individuals who've made extraordinary contributions to the world of the blues. This time we pay homage to Nick Perls, who founded Yazoo Records back in 1968. We’ll celebrate by cherry picking our way through the first half a dozen LPs he issued. A tribute to Nick Perls and Yazoo Records, on this episode of Blues Unlimited.
ABOUT THE IMAGES: Clockwise, from upper left: Yazoo Records Catalog, featuring Charley Patton; The first Yazoo LP; Photo taken on the day Nick Perls, Dick Waterman, and Phil Spiro met Son House, June 23, 1964, Rochester, NY (collection of Dick Waterman); A perennial Yazoo favorite, the “Heroes of the Blues” trading cards; illustrations by R. Crumb. Images courtesy of Stefan Wirz’s American Music website.
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