Special Programming

Country and Western musicians with disabilities – May 30, 2014

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Most listeners of contemporary popular music
don’t know that the legendary Hank Williams, the
singer songwriter of “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” was
affected by spinal bifida. Tomorrow, Friday,
May 30 at 2:30 pm on KPFA 94.1 fm or kpfa.org
Eddie Ytuarte and Josh Elwood tell us how Williams’
spinal problems interacted with his private life
and his career.

The world-famous Doc Watson was a blind man,
as was Ronnie Milsap who was chosen for the Country
Music Hall of Fame this year. Musicians with disabilities
are all over the Country and Western music landscape.

Acquaint yourselves with some of them as Pushing Limits
continues to cover the very broad range of disability


Hank Williams
Happy Roving Cowboy
Love Sick Blues
Hank Williams
Mind Your Own Buisness
Love Sick Blues
Jimmy Rogers
Blue Yodel #9
American Legends:Jimmy Rodgers
Doc Watson
Beaumont Rag
The Essential Doc Watson
Ray Charles
Georgia On My Mind
The Very Best of Ray Charles
Ray Charles
You Dont Know Me
Greatest Country & Western Hits
Kenny Rodgers
But You Know That I Love You
Beginning of An Icon

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