A Summer Salad (Recorded June 22, 1988)

June 23, 2017, 11:00 pm

On June 22, 1988, Studs Terkel broadcast an hour of words and music he dubbed “a summer salad.” He began by recalling Joe Louis’ triumphant boxing win over Max Schmeling, and went on to include songs performed by Anita O’Day, Mahalia Jackson, Pearl Baily, Ethel Waters and Bessie Smith, as well as Paul Robson’s 1941 recording of “King Joe” by Count Basie.