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The Bottomless Pit With Marshall Crenshaw For February 8

by Marshall Crenshaw
The Louvin Brothers

There will be nothing recorded after 1968 on this week's "The Bottomless Pit," somewhat of a departure from usual business. I'll put the "audio spotlight"* on a favorite album of mine, A Tribute to The Delmore Brothers by The Louvin Brothers. We'll also hear the Delmores themselves and some classic hillbilly boogie by one of the The Delmore Brothers' musical partners, the great Wayne Raney.

We'll hear why the Delmores and Wayne Raney almost always get name-checked when people talk about the pre-history of rock and roll. 

* The term "audio spotlight" is a Beatles reference; check out the liner notes to the Please Please Me album and see if you can find it..)

That's "The Bottomless Pit," Saturday nights at 10pm EST on 90.7FM WFUV and streaming online.

You can also find The Bottomless Pit in the FUV archives for up to two weeks after broadcast.