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Piano Red, Blues and Boogie Woogie Legend.

Willy Perryman, better known as Piano Red, is a pianist who has been playing the blues and boogie woogie since the 1920s when he got his start playing rent parties in Georgia. Piano Red also hosted a live radio show on WAOK in Atlanta where he was known as "Dr. Feelgood." He began touring internationally in the 1970s and is in town to play several concerts.

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Other segments from the episode on January 20, 1983

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 20, 1983: Interview with Piano Red; Interview with Les Blank; Review of the top ten jazz albums of 1983, Part 3.

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