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Bob Corritore Celebrates 25 Years With CD

Phoenix Blues Society Announces Blues Blast Festival LineupBob Corritore has hosted his radio program, Those Lowdown Blues on KJZZ in Phoenix, Arizona, since February of 1984. Over the course of these 24-plus years, the show has been highly celebrated by both the Phoenix Blues community and the Blues world at large. The show has been annually recognized by the New Times Best Of Phoenix Awards, as well as winning a KBA Award from The Blues Foundation in 2007. Just this year, the show was honored at the Cognac Blues Festival in France as an honorary membership to Collectif des Radios Blues was presented to Bob onstage just before his set with Dave Riley.

Bob's radio show has always stood for the deep traditions of the Blues and the majority of the music heard on a typical show is from the 1950s. The show draws from Bob's extensive personal library of Blues recordings. A CD has been compiled featuring highlights of on-air performances from the course of the program's history. The disc will be titled Broadcasting The Blues, and will feature great artists such as Lowell Fulson (from 1984 performing a solo version of "Sinner's Prayer"), Billy Boy Arnold, Louisiana Red, Dave Riley, Otis Clay and Johnny Rawls (together singing a spiritual), Willie Dixon (giving a spoken plug for the show), Chief Schabuttie Gilliame, Lazy Lester, Tomcat Courtney, Jerry Lawson (of The Persuasions), CeDell Davis, Chris James (who backed many of these artists on guitar), Margo Reed, Johnny Dyer, Henry Gray, Billy Flynn (doing a harmonica instrumental), and more.

This CD will be released on the Southwest Musical Arts Foundation label and available in early 2009.

Learn more here!

Also, Bob plans a big party on February 20 at the Rhythm Room, which will also be the pre-party for the Phoenix Blues Society's annual Blues Blast Festival. Bob's radio show can heard in Phoenix each Sunday night from 6 to 11p.m. at 91.5FM, or on 89.5 in Cottonwood, 98.9 in Tucson, and 99.1 in Kingman. It can be heard anywhere in the world (real-time) via online streaming at kizz.org.

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