The South Side | Blues & Soul Every Friday 7 to 10pm
Chas Lewis / Thursday, March 28, 2013 @ 6:15 a.m. /
This week [March 29th] on The South Side
A birthday tribute to the late master of the harmonica, William Clarke.
A disciple of George 'Harmonica' Smith, his playing - especially on the chromatic harmonica - went way past that of his teacher or the man who set the standard, Little Walter Jacobs.
Incorporating elements of jazz from organ players he admired such as Jimmy McGriff, Richard 'Groove' Holmes, Shirley Scott and Jack McDuff, Clarke blazed his own trail to a legacy as a blues legend with a huge sound on his instrument and deep, soulful vocal power.
Following The South Side, stay tuned from 10pm to Midnight for Zen Through Zappa with Scatch, Frank Zappa's music the way it was meant to be heard.