Max Spiegel

Blues Host

Max is a Song Collector & Community Cultivator, Web & Social Media Pioneer, Public Radio Producer & Host and Musician. He also scores and soundtracks films for Alpaca Pictures. Their latest full length feature film 99% Sure picked up a win at New Hope Film Fest and their last short Bird Watching won Best Picture (and 5 other awards) at the 2011 Philly 48 Hour Film Fest! Max also sings a lot of monkey songs and not just because he is raising 3 monkeys of his own.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on December 3, 2016, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear John Sebastian, Keb' Mo’, Rev. Gary Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Mississippi John Hurt, The Black Keys, The Beatles, Etta James, Bob Dylan, Rory Gallagher, and more.

In hour two, hear Muddy Waters, Tommy Johnson, Arthur Gunter, Leo Kottke, Gil Scott Heron, Tedeschi-Trucks, Led Zepplin, Tad Benoit, Ry Cooder, and more. 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on November 5, 2016, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear Gil Scott-Heron, The Smoke Fairies, The Bobby Blue Band, Otis Redding, Elizabeth Cotten, Blind Wille McTell, Ella Fitzgerald with Joe Pass, Willy Lomax, Willie Dixon, and more.  

In hour two, hear Isaac Hayes, Tom Nelson, Bayless Rose, Moreland and Arbuckle, Barbara Lynn, Kid Smith and Family, Roebuck “Pops" Staples, The Southern Tones, John Lee, and more.   

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on October 29 , 2016, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear Mose Allison, John Lee Hooker, Martin Sexton, Taj Mahal, Catfish Keith, Cory Harris,  Loudon Wainwright III, Etta James, David Bromberg, Leon Redbone, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and more.

In the second hour, hear Buddy Guy with Koko Taylor, Muddy Waters, Rory Gallagher, John Henry with Merle Travis, Bo Diddly, Tom Waits, Robert Lockwood Jr., Jerika Singleton,  The Five Blind Boys of Alabama, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on October 15, 2016, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear Cody ChesnuTT, Tedeschi-Trucks, The Black Keys, R.L. Burnside, The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet, John Lee Hooker, Bela Fleck and The Flecktones, Roy Bookbinder, Big Joe Williams, The Felice Brothers, Brownie McGee, and more.

In hour two, hear Chris Smithers, Jesse Fuller, Odetta, Jerry Douglas, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Mose Allison, Peter Green, John Prine, Blind Willie McTell, Devil in A Woodpile, Hank Williams III, and more.   

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on October 8, 2016, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, her Muddy Waters, The Black Keyes, Seasick Steve, Buddy Guy, Levon Helm, R. L. Burnside, North Mississippi All-Stars, Rev. Gary Davis, John Mayall, Chris Smithers, Robert Lockwood Jr., John Lee Hooker and more.

In the second hour, hear The Four Blazes, Lead Belly, Bare Bones Blues Band, The Nighthawks, Sonnyland Slim, Jack White, Floyd Dixon, and more.   

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on October 1, 2016, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear Doc Watson, Victoria Williams, The Black Keys, Barebones, Mississippi John Hurt, Corey Harris, Bob Dylan, J.J. Cale, Last Chance Jug Band, Buddy Moss, and more.  

In hour two, hear The Blues Brothers, Eric Clapton, Bob Brozman, Roy Bookbinder, John Lee Hooker, Otis Redding and more. 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on September 17, 2016 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear The David Bromberg Band, Jackson Browne, The Black Keys. Roy Acuff, Frank Zappa, Rev. Gary Davis, Jack White, Barance Whitfield and The Savages, The Felice Brothers, Ry Cooder, and more.

In hour two, hear Johnny Cash, Beck, Will Weldon, Sleepy John Estes, Doc Watson, Dr. John, Leon Redbone, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on September 10, 2016 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear The Black Keys, Hanni El Khatib, Frank Zappa, Brad Vickers, Galactic, Brownie McGee, Eric Bibb, Memphis Minnie, Sly and the Family Stone, Rory Gallagher, Sweet Honey and The Rock, John Mayall, The John Butler Trio, and more.

In the second hour, hear John Lee Hooker, John Prine, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Swamp Cabbage, Dave Van Ronk, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Bukka White, and more

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 An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on August 27, 2016 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear performances by Merle Travis, Professor Longhair, Leo Kottke, Mike Gordon, Blues Brothers with Ray Charles, Rev. Gary Davis, John Lee Hooker, Eric Clapton, Big Bill Broonzy, The Siegel-Schwall Band and more.

In hour two, hear Mississippi John Hurt, Louis Armstrong and His Hot 5, The Black Keys, Cat Stevens and more.   

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on August 20, 2016 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear performances by The Clash, Mississippi John Hurt, Bo Diddly, Frank Zappa, Taj Mahal, Brad Vickers and The Vestapolitans, Bob Brozman with Jeff Lang, The Boogie Kings, Devil in a Woodpile, Gil Scott Heron and more.

In the second hour, hear J.J. Cale, The Bill Murray Experience, Willie Nelson with Buckwheat Zydeco, Paul Butterfield, Kerry Lee and the Blue Devils, B.B. King, Keb’ Mo’, Duke Robillard, Lead Belly and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on August 13, 2016 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear performances by Ry Cooder, Galactic, John Sebastian, Funky Bunch, Lead Belly, Fats Domino, The Yardbirds, Elmore James, Seth Walker, Muddy Waters, Led Zepplin and more.

In the second hour, hear Charles Brown, T-Bone Walker, Bob Dylan, John Pizzarelli, Chris Thomas King, B.B. King, John Long, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Otis Rush, Jimmy Reed, Leon Brooks, Jack White and more. 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on July 30, 2016 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear The Blues Brothers, Taj Mahal, Cory Harris, Ben Harper, Rev. Gary Davis, Etta James, Memphis Slim, Canned Heat and more.

In hour two, hear Chris Smither, J.J. Cale, B.B. King, Nina Simone, Bobby Rush, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee, Skip James, Leo Kottke, Lead Belly and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on July 23, 2016 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

 

In the first hour, hear Rev. Horton Heat, Dan Auerbach, The Beatles, Tuck & Patti, Gil Scott Heron, Elvis Presley, Rory Block, Iris Dement, John Hurt, Rich Harper Blues Band, and more.

 

In hour two, hear Robert Lockwood Jr., Koko Taylor, Bo Diddly, The North Mississippi All-Stars, Blind Willie McTell, Muddy Waters, Etta James, Merle Travis & Chet Atkins, James Brown, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on June 18, 2016 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

 

In the first hour, hear Ry Cooder, The Black Keys, Luther Dickinson, Tom Waits, Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Bob Brozman, Birdlegg, Mary Flower, Five Blind Boys of Alabama, Jack White, Big Bill Bronzy, Ruth Brown, Bukka White and more.

 

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  An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on June 4, 2016 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Brownie McGee, Dave Van Ronk, The George Baker Selection, Frank Zappa, Eric Clapton, Ray Charles, Merle Travis, The North Mississippi All-Stars, Bob Dylan, Bela Fleck, The Blues Brothers, and more.

 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on May 28, 2016 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear tracks from Leon Redbone, Doc Watson, Captain Beefheart, Taj Mahall, The Beastie Boys, Eric Bibb, Pyeng Threadgill, Brownie McGee, Alabama Shakes, Lead Belly, B.B. King, Bob Dylan and more.

In the second hour, hear Chris Smither, Sister Rosettta Tharpe, Frank Zappa, Etta James, Blind Willie McTell, The Blind Willies, Red Onion, Henry Butler, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on May 21, 2016 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Sonny Boy Williams, Hazmat Modine, Muddy Waters, The Black Keys, Parliament, Theresa James and the Rhythm Tramps, Led Zepplin, The Alabama Shakes, Frank Zappa and more.

 

In hour two, hear ZZ Top, The Duffy Bishop Band, Canned Heat, W.C. Spencer, Ry Cooder, Little Walter, John Lee Hooker, Charlie Patton, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on May 7, 2016 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

 In the first hour, hear tracks from The Staples Singers, Gil Scott-Heron, The Dixie Hummingbirds, Devil in a Woodpile, Rev. Gary Davis, The Johnny Otis Show, Nina Simone, Buddy Guy and more. In the second hour, hear Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee, Odetta, The White Stripes, Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix, Lead Belly, George Mann, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on April 30, 2016 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

 In the first hour, hear tracks from The Yardbirds, Bukka White, Led Zepplin, Leadbelly, The Black Keys, The Morning 40 Federation, Corky Seigel, Jeff Muldaur, Blind Willie McTell, Muddy Waters, Blues Brothers, and more.  In the second hour, hear Prince, Keb’ Mo', John Lee Hooker, RI Boyce, Kris Thomas King, Sly & The Family Stone, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, and more. Sam Hinton, The Persuations, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on April 23, 2016 and hosted by Max Spiegel, with a somewhat different and eclectic edition.

 In the first hour, hear tracks from Prince, G Love and Special Sauce, Alabama Shakes, Ray Charles, The Modern Lovers, Frank Zappa, County Joe McDonald, Gil Scott-Heron, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee, Devil in a Woodpile, The White Stripes, The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet, The Coasters, and more. 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on April 9, 2016 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

 In the first hour, hear tracks from The Southern Wonders, Cody ChesnuTT, The Stone Foxes, Van Morrison, Mavis Staples, The Big Bopper, The Black Keys, Dave Van Ronk, Bonnie Raitt, and more. 

In the second hour, hear The Felice Brothers, Coco Montoya, John Hammond, George Thorogood, Etta James, Maria Muldaur, Little Feat, Supertramp, Lonnie Donegan, and more.    

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on April 2, 2016 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

 In the first hour, hear tracks from Len Redbone, The Black Keys, R.L. Burnside, Sweet Honey & The Rock, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Nina Simone, Muddy Waters, Hartman’s Heartbreakers, Memphis Slim and more. 

In the second hour, hear Lowell Fulson, Edwin Hawkins, Buddy Guy, Roosevelt Sykes, Rita Chiarelli, Ruth Brown, Dave Van Ronk, and more.    

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on March 26, 2016 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

 In the first hour, hear track from Canned Heat, Nina Simone, Mel Tormé, Dan Auerbach, Bob Dylan, Rory Block, J.J. Cale and more. In the second   Mary Flower, B.B. King & John Lee Hooker, Blind Willie McTell, John Mayall, Jimmy Rogers, Chris Thomas King, Ben Harper, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on February 27, 2016 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear The Beatles, Alabama Shakes, Big Momma Thornton, Gil Scott Heron, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Jack White, Eric Clapton, Guy Van Duser, Carey Bell, The Four Blazes, Bob Dylan, Canned Heat, DaVell Crawford, and more.

 In the second hour, hear Jimi Hendrix, David Bromberg, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Elizabeth Cotten, Cory Harris, The Clash, Catfish Keith, Dan Reeder, Johnny Cash, Jessie Fuller and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on February 27, 2016 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear Frank Zappa, Etta James, Muddy Waters, ZZ Top, The Band, Memphis slim & Willie Dixon, Satan & Adam, The Alabama Shakes, Jerry Lee Lewis, Peter Parcek, Mississippi John Hurt, and more.

 

In the second hour, hear Rev. Gary Davis, Jim Dickinson, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Devil in a Woodpile, Little Walter, Moot Davis, Doc Watson, Richard Ray Terrell, Big Bill Broonzy, and more.     

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on February 20, 2016 and hosted by Max Spiegel with special guest host Sister Sylvie of sister station WKPS-FM. The show includes a tribute to British pianist Nicky Hopkins.

In the first hour, hear tracks from Michael Bloomfield, Henry Thomas, Suggy Otis, Led Zepplin, Thad Jones with the Mel Lewis Orchestra, Jerry Garcia Band, and more.  

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on February 13, 2016 and hosted by Max Spiegel. It’s the annual “Murder Ballads Valentine’s Day Special" — “celebrating” the darker side of love — a.k.a. the blues. 

In the first hour, hear Elizabeth Mansfield, Johnny Cash, The Yardbirds, Pete Seeger, Frank Zappa, Merle Travis, Bob Dylan, Rev. Horton Heat, Ry Cooder, Blind Willie McTell, Shawn Colvin, Richard Thompson, Charlie Louvin, Jerry Reed and more. 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on February 6, 2016 and hosted by Max Spiegel with special guest host Sister Sylvie of sister station WKPS-FM. 

 In the first hour, hear tracks from Guy Davis, The Black Keys, Maria Muldaur, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Sunhouse, Etta James, Swamp Cabbage, Ry Cooder, Paul Kantner and Marty Balin, Jefferson Airplane, and more.  

In the second hour, hear Champion Jack Dupree, Doc Watson, Bob Weir, Robert Johnson, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Steve Miller Band, The Shack Shakers, The White Stripes, and more.   

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on January 30, 2016 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear Ry Cooder, Chuck Berry, Taj Mahal, B.B. King, Big Bill Broonzy, Catfish Keith, Queen with David Bowie, Rory Gallagher, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Rev. Gary Davis, Hot Tuna, and more.

 In the second hour, hear Johnny Cash, The White Stripes, Chick Willis, Bob Dylan, Frank Zappa, Johnny Copeland, Harmonica Fats, Otis Redding,

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on January 23, 2016 and hosted by Max Spiegel with special guest host Sister Sylvie of sister station WKPS-FM. 

 In the first hour, hear Bo Diddly, Alabama Shakes, Anthony Thistlethwaite and Mick Talyor, The Black Keyes, Ma Rainey, Jazz Gilliam, Bob Dylan, Larry Coryell, Mississippi John Hurt, Dan Auerbach, The Grateful Dead, Robin Trower, Townes Van Zandt, and more. 

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