Interview with songwriter/blues singer Doc Pomus, his brother Raoul Felder, tonight, 6-8 PM EST

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Mon Apr 16 16:01:48 EDT 2007

Tonight I will be airing a 1987 interview with the late songwriter/blues singer Doc Pomus. Doc wrote "Lonely Avenue" for Ray Charles, "Viva Las Vegas" for Elvis, "Save The Last Dance For Me" for Ben E. King, "There Must Be A Better World Somewhere" for BB King, and hundreds of other great songs. He started out as a singer in the Big Joe Turner style, and in his later life helped put together the Blues Brothers band and worked to get back royalties for blues and jazz musicians as a board member of the Rhythm & Blues Foundation. His brother, the famous divorce lawyer Raoul Felder, adds to the interview with recent thoughts about those times -- Doc's daughter contributes also. There is a new book out on Doc Pomus by Alex Halberstadt called "Lonely Avenue - The Unlikely Life & Times of Doc Pomus". A great story.

Interview is tonight on Blue Monday - WVEW 107.7 FM in Brattleboro, Vermont, 6-8 PM EST

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