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Black History Month Edition
of Swingin' Doors

Ben E. King, Joe Tex, Don Covay, Wilson Pickett and Solomon Burke (L to R) at the Savoy in New York City on July 23, 1981 // photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns


If you were listening to Swingin' Doors on Thursday, February 1st, you might've noticed a trend happening on the playlist: every artist played was black, in honor of the first day of Black History Month. DJ Don Slack says, "I wanted to shine a spotlight on the important contributions that African-American musicians have made to country music." That spotlight shines brightly through the entire three-hour episode, which you can now stream here.

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