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Jarekus Singleton On World Cafe

Posted: July 30, 2014

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Jarekus Singleton On World Cafe

The Mississippi musician became serious about the blues after an injury stopped him from pursuing a basketball career. Singleton joins World Cafe to play three songs and tell the full story.

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Our guest today is Mississippi bluesman Jarekus Singleton, who recently released an album called Refuse to Lose.

Until an ankle injury short-circuited his athletic career, Singleton was a prospect in the NBA Draft out of college. As he recovered, he practiced guitar and later started writing. While he liked a number of genres, including hip-hop, he loved the blues and began playing in that style. We'll hear the full story from Michaela Majoun as Singleton joins World Cafe today.

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