Sunday, May 16, 2010, WCBE broadcast a live special during
the first hour of *Blue Collar* in memoriam of Columbus's
authentic bluesman, Willie "Pooch" Johnson, who passed
away in early May after a brave battle against diabetes.
K.C. Jones, longtime Pooch guitarist Rick Collura and
Jack Marchbanks, all of whom knew the man, played a lot
of Willie Pooch's music. They also waxed funny and lovingly
about Willie, his brilliantly hued suits and- - - most
of all- - - his soulful, earnest singing of the blues.
you can obtain a download the full version of a recently
discovered, unreleased Willie Pooch song *"This Broken
Heart,"*featuring Beverly Flowers and Stan Embry on background
vocals. You can hear a bit of it at the end of the May
16, 2010 WCBE Special.
Recording Used By Permission of 90.5-FM WCBE Columbus*