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King Records Month


WVXU helps celebrate King Records month throughout September with two special programs. Tune in Saturdays at 11:00 pm and Sundays at 7:00 pm.

September 9 & 10, 2017 - Hank Ballard and the Midnighters
Featuring interviews with the two remaining members of the Midnighters, Billy Davis and Norman Thrasher; plus, music from their King Records catalog.

Playlist for Hank Ballard and the Midnighters:

  1. Todd Rhodes | “Blues for the Red Boy” | Very Best of King/Federal/Deluxe, Vol.2. | Collectables Records
  2. Hank Ballard & the Midnighters | “Sugaree” | The Very Best of Hank Ballard & the Midnighters | One Day Music
  3. Hank Ballard & the Midnighters | “Rain Down Tears” | The Very Best of Hank Ballard & the Midnighters Collectables Records
  4. Hank Ballard & the Midnighters | “Let’s Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Go” | The King R&B Box Set | King Records
  5. Hank Ballard & the Midnighters | “Finger Poppin’ Time” | The King R&B Box Set | King Records
  6. Hank Ballard & the Midnighters | “The Twist” | The King R&B Box Set | King Records
  7. Hank Ballard & the Midnighters | “The Float” | All 20 of Their Chart Hits | King Records
  8. Hank Ballard & the Midnighters | “The Hoochi Coochi Coo”The Very Best of Hank Ballard & the Midnighters | One Day Music
  9. Hank Ballard & the Midnighters | “Work with Me Annie” | The King R&B Box Set | King Records
  10. Cal Green | “The Search is Over” | Federal Records Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 | Count Records
  11. Hank Ballard & the Midnighters | “The Continental Walk” | All 20 of Their Chart Hits | King Records
  12. Hank Ballard & the Midnighters | “It’s Twistin’ Time” | Twistin’ the Night Away | Jasmine Records
King Records Month: The 5 Royales

September 23 & 24, 2017 - 5 Royales
Featuring interviews with guitarist Steve Cropper; Lowman Pauling, Jr., the son of guitarist/songwriter Lowman Pauling; plus, others who knew the 5 Royales or were influenced by them.  You’ll also enjoy music from the 5 Royales’ King Records catalog and songs from Steve Cropper’s album, Dedicated: A Salute to the 5 Royales. Learn more here.

Here are our special programs from King Records Month 2016:

September  3, 2016 - Bull Moose Jackson is remembered by his daughter, Margaret Fort; musician Jymie Merritt; and manager Carl Grefensette.

King Records: Bull Moose Jackson

September 10, 2016 - Wynonie Harris is profiled by author Tony Collins and his son, Wesley Devereaux.

King Records: Wynonie Harris

September 17, 2016 - Roy Brown is the featured subject with author John Broven among the interviewees talking about his work.

King Records: Roy Brown

September 24, 2016  - Henry Glover, King Records songwriter and producer, is remembered by his daughter, Sherry Lynn Thompson Scott; music historian Billy Vera; and composer Artie Butler.

King Records: Henry Glover, Part 1

King Records: Henry Glover, Part 2