Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Hot tamale! Music historian Chris Brown is back at KSCL, 91.3, with a Tuesday night show, 8 to 10 pm

"Tonight marks my return to KSCL’s airwaves (91.3 FM)," writes Chris Brown. "I’ll be on each Tuesday from 8-10 pm. The show’s tentatively called “Romp and Stomp” - a reference to the b-side of Chico Chism’s “Hot Tamales & Bar-B-Que” (…way up on Texas Avenue!) issued on Shreveport’s Clif record label in1957."

Brown has returned from a stint in Baton Rouge which yielded a Masters in Library Science.

"As with my previous radio show, this will be a mix of rock,
rhythm and blues, and country. A regular dose of old music related to
Shreveport will be thrown in for good measure.

Tonight I’ll include a special James Burton set of songs that I’m
betting didn’t make it into his recent International Guitar Festival
concert, such as: “Swamp Surfer” - Jimmy Dobro; “Just For A While” -
Carol Williams; “Fireball Mail” - Jim and Joe; and “Love Fever” - Gene
Wyatt. Plus, there will be recordings with Dale Hawkins, Bob Luman,
David Houston, and Ricky Nelson."

As a historian specializing in this region, Brown has been terrifically helpful by writing articles, archiving interviews and producing a limited series of non-commercial compilations of local music.

Please use the search bar at the top of this blog to read more about his astute scholarship.


Kathryn Usher said...

Please record these shows! And make them available for purchase. I've got to work but would love to hear what you got to say and spin.

Pan's Pantry said...

Brown's compilations are brilliant pieces of entertainment and research. This city is lucky to have him back.

Anonymous said...

Chris Brown is the Best Musicologist I have ever known.
-Alan Lomax