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DJ Archive Picks: The Del Fuegos, The Horrible Crowes, The Vaccines, Shemekia Copeland

Shemekia Copeland: March 3, 2009

This session gives strong evidence why Shemekia was presented Koko Taylor's crown by Koko's daughter, and pronounced to be the new 'Queen of the Blues' in 2011. She's a tremendous singer, and here she recalls her childhood in Harlem and her Dad Johnny while showcasing tracks from her Never Going Back CD.

DJ Archive Picks: The Mountain Goats, Feist, Yeasayer, Solomon Burke

Solomon Burke: February 27, 2007

It was an amazing experience to sit down with the legendary "King of Rock and Soul." He came to WFUV dapper as ever, right down to the hat and gloves. We talked about recording his album Nashville in Buddy & Julie Miller's house, his take on today's performers and his idea of drive-thru mortuaries!

DJ Archive Picks: Over The Rhine, Susan Werner, The Kennedys/Red Molly, Bruce Cockburn

The Kennedys/Red Molly: November 1, 2007

I've enjoyed many sessions with both The Kennedys (long-time friends of FUV) and Red Molly (the trio formed at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in 2004), but have special fondness for this 2007 session when Pete and Maura Kennedy joined Abbie Gardner, Laurie McAllister, and Carolann Solebello in the studio, just as Red Molly was gaining popularity. They did some songs separately and then joined forces for an awesome jam on "Matty Groves."

DJ Archive Picks: Umphrey's McGee, Shearwater, John Hiatt

Umphrey's McGee: January 20, 2012

The Chicago outfit show off their formidable chops while stretching out on tunes from their Death by Stereo release. The conversation offers confirmation that Rodney Dangerfield gave the band its name, and a suggestion by Eric Holland to personalize a Frank Zappa song goes over big.