Best Of 2017, Elmore James’ Centennial & A Salute To Washington Phillips

Jan 8, 2018

'Washington Phillips and His Manzarene Dreams' by Washington Phillips
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January 12/14

Crossroads continues the January Best of 2017 feature with music from the double-Grammy nominated release, Washington Phillips and His Manzarene Dreams, along with covers of the mysterious gospel blues great’s songs by Mavis Staples, Ry Cooder, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe (who will be inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame this year).

Also music from Elmore James, featured throughout the month as well for his centennial birthday, birthday salutes to Crescent City great Allen Toussaint and R&B star Ruth Brown, and in hour two, as the show continues a month-long series of specials featuring this year’s Grammy nominees, a live performance from Sonny Landreth, along with special guest and another Grammy nominee, Guy Davis.