Kansas City Blues

Will Shade & Charlie Burse

Blues of Beale St.

Will Shade (trash-can bass & vocals) and Charlie Burse (tenor-guitar & vocals) perform Jim Jackson’s famous song the “Kansas City Blues.”

In this segment broadcast as part of the 1958 television special “Blues Street” the veteran Memphis musicians reminisce performing a song that was popular in their heyday.

Will Shade is best known for his leadership of the “Memphis Jug Band.”

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