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Music from High Cotton: Smokestack Willie Tribute

Stephanie Crump
Walter Gordon onstage at High Cotton Music Hall

This episode of Music from High Cotton is a tribute to Walter Gordon, co-founder of High Cotton Music Hall. Walter was a noted attorney, community supporter and avid blues enthusiast.
The music featured on this program was performed in Walter's honor, just a few days before his passing in July 2023. Performers on this episode are members of the Hot Dam Blues Band and the High Cotton House Band. A special performance by Walter ("Smokestack Willie"), from 2015 closes the show.
This program was originally broadcast on October 27, 2023.

Jimmy Sanders was general manager of WUGA from 2011 to April 1, 2024. He has worked in broadcasting for over 50 years and has produced news, documentary, music, sports and special events programs for radio and television. Jimmy is a graduate of Grady College.