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A Day in the Life

"A Day in the Life" is a daily history segment about music and the ideas it inspires. This segment is part of Critical karaoke, a KRCC affiliated radio show run by Prof Ryan BaƱagale and Prof Steven Hayward, featuring a wide range of guest contributors.
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"A Day in the Life" is a 2-minute podcast about music, history, culture, and ideas.  We release at least one new episode every weekday on an incredible range of genres and artists.  We hope you enjoy these quick listens!

Dec 11, 2015

Today in 1926, blues singer Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton was born. Thornton recorded "Hound Dog" 3 years before Elvis and she wrote "Ball and Chain", which Janis Joplin would make famous at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. On today's "A Day in the Life", we explore Thornton's legacy.

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