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Blues & Beyond #314: The Real McCoy(s), Bonnie, Minnie, Joe, Charlie, George, Ethel ... and Mr. Tyner too

From: WXPN
Series: Blues & Beyond
Length: 59:01

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Bonnie McCoy, grand niece of blues great Memphis Minnie, makes her debut.

Bonniemccoy_small In this hour of The Blues & Beyond, it's the real McCoy, or actually several of them. Bonnie McCoy has a new album out called "A Child Of The Blues," the debut from a blues singer who is a grand niece of the great Memphis Minnie. Bonnie's father George McCoy and his sister Ethel McCoy recorded blues in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. Their uncles were famed pre-war blues artists Joe McCoy and Charlie McCoy. Joe was married for a while to Memphis Minnie, and was known as Kansas Joe on the classic records the couple recorded together from 1929 well into the 1930s. We'll hear from them, as well as Charlie McCoy, George and Ethel McCoy, and, of course, from Bonnie McCoy's debut in this show. Also, music from another McCoy, totally unrelated, pianist McCoy Tyner, and from his former band leader John Coltrane in 1966, whose "Live At The Village Vanguard Again!" album from 1996 has just been re-re-issued by Impulse!

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Piece Description

In this hour of The Blues & Beyond, it's the real McCoy, or actually several of them. Bonnie McCoy has a new album out called "A Child Of The Blues," the debut from a blues singer who is a grand niece of the great Memphis Minnie. Bonnie's father George McCoy and his sister Ethel McCoy recorded blues in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. Their uncles were famed pre-war blues artists Joe McCoy and Charlie McCoy. Joe was married for a while to Memphis Minnie, and was known as Kansas Joe on the classic records the couple recorded together from 1929 well into the 1930s. We'll hear from them, as well as Charlie McCoy, George and Ethel McCoy, and, of course, from Bonnie McCoy's debut in this show. Also, music from another McCoy, totally unrelated, pianist McCoy Tyner, and from his former band leader John Coltrane in 1966, whose "Live At The Village Vanguard Again!" album from 1996 has just been re-re-issued by Impulse!

promo included: promo314

Broadcast History

WXPN-FM Philadelphia 7-8-2012

Transcript

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Timing and Cues

00:00 Billboard: Show opens, opening theme, "This is The Blues & Beyond. I'm Jonny Meister."

00:59 Billboard ends.. "... in this hour of The Blues & Beyond."

01:00 "option" song: "Starting out, this is..."

05:59 "option" song fades

06:00 show re-intro: "This is The Blues & Beyond. I'm Jonny Meister....."

32:47 end of part 1:

"... coming up in a moment, here on The Blues & Beyond."

59-second bed plays

33:46 bed fades

33:47 part 2: show re-intro: "This is The Blues & Beyond. I'm Jonny Meister."

58:28 voice out on part 2 "... thanks for listening to this hour of The Blues & Beyond."

58:59 theme fades end of part 2

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
No Exit Bert Jansch and John Renbourn Bert And John. Wooded Hill Recordings 1996 :59
I Believe Toronzo Cannon Leaving Mood. Delmark 2011 04:51
Me And My Chauffeur Bonnie McCoy A Child Of The Blues. Arcola 2011 03:46
Bumble Bee (2011) Bonnie McCoy A Child Of The Blues. Arcola 2011 05:43
Bumble Bee Memphis Minnie Queen Of The Country Blues: All The Published Sides. JSP 2003 02:46
It's Your Time Now George & Ethel McCoy At Home With The Blues. Swingmaster 1981 02:59
Look Who's Coming Down The Road Joe McCoy The McCoy Brothers Volume 1. RST 1992 02:44
Baltimore Blues Charlie McCoy When The Levee Breaks: Mississippi Blues Rare Cuts 1927-1941. JSP 2007 02:47
New Cadillac Bonnie McCoy A Child Of The Blues. Arcola 2011 02:41
Squat It Memphis Minnie Queen Of The Country Blues: All The Published Sides. JSP 2003 :59
Fly With The Wind McCoy Tyner Fly With The Wind. Milestone 2008 08:09
Naima John Coltrane Live At The Village Vanguard Again!. Impulse! 2011 14:40
Forty-Eight John Renbourn Sir John A Lot. Shanachie 1992 :56

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Related Website

http://www.xpn.org/beyond