Episode 5 of Bughouse Square is out! Read the Story

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Brother John Sellers discusses his career as a blues artist and how church music inspired his music

BROADCAST: Jul. 2, 1982 | DURATION: 00:36:56

Synopsis

Studs interviews Brother John Sellers about his career and other blues singers. Sellers explains that religion influenced his music as did performers like Mahalia Jackson, Big Bill Broonzy, and Muddy Waters. Studs reads some of the lyrics of blues song, "In the Evening." Sellers describes street singers and blind singers. He describes the music and style of Jackson and Broonzy and some of his own songs. Sellers performs "Talk About A Child" and "Sally Go Round the Sunshine" live on the program. Studs and Sellers read together some of the lyrics of "Bo Weavil." Most musical pieces are removed from this edited version of the original recording.