© 2023 WOSU Public Media
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

King Records & Bull Moose Jackson

On this King Records special on July 7th at 11pm, you'll hear about jump blues artist, Bull Moose Jackson, who ruled the R&B charts from the late 40s and early 50s. Bull Moose Jackson, best known for “Big Ten Inch,” had his first big hit in 1947 with “I Love You, Yes I Do,” which is widely accepted as the first R &B single to sell a million copies. Jackson had 12 hits from 1946 to 1952 on the R& B chart. Local music historian and King Records expert Brian Powers talks with Bull Moose Jackson's daughter, Margaret Fort; legendary bassist and bandmate Jymie Merritt; and manager Carl Grefensette, who give firsthand accounts of this overlooked artist. 

Copyright 2021 91.7 WVXU. To see more, visit 91.7 WVXU.

Lee Hay has worked at all three Cincinnati Public Radio stations: WGUC in the mid-70's, WMUB in the late 70's, and WVXU since 1984. She is currently the host of The Blues on Saturday evenings and various special programs.