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A King Records Christmas

Dec 23, 2016
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Lee Hay has a very special treat for you: A King Records Christmas!

In honor of the importance of King Records, I decided to devote this year's Christmas special to some of the talented musicians who recorded at King.  This year's one-hour Christmas special will air on Saturday night, Christmas Eve, at 11pm and be repeated on Christmas Day, December 25th at 7pm.

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Full disclosure here: If I still worked at the Enquirer, I’d be writing about Lee Hay and her latest effort to celebrate Cincinnati’s rich broadcasting and recording history.

Up next for Hay: Another five-week series about Cincinnati’s iconic King Records, to celebrate King Records month.

On “The Blues with Lee Hay” at 11 p.m. Saturday on WVXU-FM and WMUB-FM, she interviews music historian Brian Powers and Steve Halper, nephew of King Records founder Syd Nathan, about the history of the record label and the many musicians who recorded there.

Powers also talks about the many activities scheduled to honor King Records during the September celebration around the city. (See list here.)

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During the month of September, the legendary recording studio King Records will be celebrated across Cincinnati with various programs.  Beginning on Saturday evening, August 29th at 11pm here on WVXU/WMUB, the King Records salute gets underway with the first of five programs dedicated to the musicians who recorded at King Records on Brewster Avenue.

The five King Records specials on WVXU:

Acclaimed local jazz musician and King Records’ legend Philip Paul will be honored during the upcoming Cincy Blues Fest with the city proclaiming August 8 as Philip Paul Day.

Please note: The unveiling of Big Joe Duskin's memorial plaque has been postponed until Saturday, September 12th at noon at Taft's Ale House in Over-the-Rhine.

Cincinnati’s master of boogie woogie piano, Ricky Nye, tells Lee Hay about a historical plaque honoring the late, great Big Joe Duskin that will be unveiled on August 8 at 14th and Vine in Over the Rhine, as well as Philip Paul’s performance with him at the Arches Stage at the Cincy Blues Fest on Saturday, August 8.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will salute the legacy of King Records with a celebration in Washington Park on Sunday, May 31. Celebrating King Records will feature an evening of food, music and memories, capped with a staged concert reading of KJ Sanchez’'s play CINCINNATI KING.