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Jackie Washington’s Canadian blues

The Story

Anybody Home co-host Jessica Porter talks to legendary Canadian blues man Jackie Washington. Listen in for a wonderful interview with some impromptu songs, learn how a childhood illness helped his career and discover the nature of the "Canadian blues."

Medium: Radio
Program: Anybody Home?
Broadcast Date: May 7, 1983
Guest(s): Jackie Washington
Host: Robert Hawkins
Interviewer: Jessica Porter
Duration: 9:37

Did You know?

• Jackie Washington doesn't sound like a melancholy man in this clip, but he's been singing the blues since age five, when he performed as part of The Four Washington Brothers with siblings Ormsby, Harold, and Doc.

• Jessica Porter mentions that Washington has played with many greats. They include Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Joni Mitchell and Gordon Lightfoot, as well as renowned blues men Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee and Lonnie Johnson.



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