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When it made its debut last month, “Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts, Vol. 1” was the #1 NEW RELEASE in Music History & Criticism and also Music Reference — the first new book from from ethnomusicologist, author, historian, and independent radio producer Steve Franz in more than 16 years. Now available in the Amazon Kindle Store at and at Barnes & Noble at

“This Week in Blues History” aims the spotlight on important recordings, artists, and events from the golden era of the blues. This time we profile Lightnin' Hopkins, who, in 1954, laid down some hard rocking blues for Herald Records.

“This Week in Blues History” is available commercial free to our bandcamp subscribers! More info -- including how to get instant access to more than 150 episodes of Blues Unlimited -- that’s over 300 hours worth of entertainment -- is at