Doug Curry

Doug Curry

Doug Curry isn't the only disc jockey to host a blues radio show in Rochester, but he may be the art form's best local spokesman.

Since 1982, the baritone-voiced music lover has played blues recordings and educated listeners about the obscure black men and women who made the joyous sounds while enduring social, political and economic hardships. The weekly show, Blacks and Blues, can be heard from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday on WRUR-FM (88.5). The show's playlist begins with rare acoustic recordings from ‘20s and goes through house-rockin' electronic new releases.

The foot-stompin' rhythms and clever lyrics are entertaining, but Curry's insights about the personalities, styles and eras give the show its polished feel. He has developed his skills to the point that he has earned a separate show, which airs Sunday nights in Chicago.

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