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Washboard Slim
WASHBOARD SLIM appearing in 3 shows and/or playlists

WASHBOARD SLIM

EPISODES OF AMERICAN ROUTES WITH WASHBOARD SLIM

FROM THE SHOW: LABOR DAY

Philadelphia bluesman, Robert Young, better known as Washboard Slim, expanded the horizon for all washboard players in his wake. Known for taking the washboard, once an object of labor, now a musical instrument, Slim added frying pans, a hubcap, pot lids a cowbell and an old rubber car horn into the mix. Hear those who knew him well recall the bluesman who passed away in 1990, plus original audio of Slim and his washboard, now enshrined at the Smithsonian.

LABOR DAY

Lay back and take it easy while American Routes totes that barge for you with songs and stories of work on this holiday weekend. We remember Robert Young, better known as, Washboard Slim, and learn how a work implement becomes a musical instrument. Plus words and music of French Louisiana from the recent documentary I Always Do My Collars First. And meet some local five o'clock heroes... the drivers and mechanics that keep the New Orleans streetcars rolling, as well as the men and women that ride them.

LABOR DAY

Lay back and take it easy while American Routes totes that barge for you with songs and stories of work on this holiday weekend. We remember Robert Young, better known as Washboard Slim, and learn how a work implement becomes a musical instrument. Plus words and music of French Louisiana from the recent documentary I Always Do My Collars First. And meet some local five o'clock heroes -- the drivers and mechanics that keep the New Orleans streetcars rolling, as well as the men and women that ride them.

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