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Blues After Hours; J. Geils Band


January 18, 1980 J. Giles Band Magic Dick Peter Wolf Ron Bartolucci Blues After Hours Mai Cramer, host producer

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Blues After Hours
J. Geils Band
Series Description


Blues after Hours aired every Friday and Saturday night at 9:00pm online and on air at 'GBH 89.7fm. In 1978 Mai Cramer moved to Boston and WGBH, creating Blues After Hours. Cramer's wide-ranging musical appetite — from acoustic to jump blues, urban to R&B, with a little Delta and a lot of South Side Chicago mixed in — won her millions of ardent fans. She hosted the show until her death in 2002. Series release date: 5/11/1996

Program Description

Musical performance in the studios of WGBH by the J. Geils Band. Songs performed include: "Dust My Broom"; "When Something is Wrong With My Baby"; "One Way Out"; "Too Late"; "It's My Own Fault"; and "Something You Got." Directed by David Atwood; produced by Lee Tanner and David Atwood. Line-up of the band is quintet and does not include Seth Justman who joined the group circa 1970. RT: 30:00

Series Description: Innovative series of programs in which electronic images are set to music.

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Broadcast program

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Recorded Music
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