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The Liggins Brothers' Different Flavors of Rhythm and Blues

Rock and roll historian Ed Ward profiles pioneering rhythm and blues artists Joe and Jimmy Liggins. Joe recorded one of the the genre's first hits,"The Honeydripper" in 1945. Jimmy was a lesser musical figure, but also enjoyed success with his more rough and ready style.

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Other segments from the episode on December 18, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, December 18, 1990: Interview with Charles Schulz; Commentary on Joe Liggins and Jimmy Liggins; Interview with Sherry Ettleson; Commentary on archaic vocabulary.

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