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.

bobbyrushbluesman.com

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.

lutherdickinson.com

 

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.

 

abouttheswing.com

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.

Creative Commons

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.

Jac. de Nijs / Anefo / Netherlands National Archive

  

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.

youtube.com

  

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. 

Creative Commons

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.    

ritachiarelli.com

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.    

LivePict.com

  

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.

Masahiro Sumori / Creative Commons

  

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.  

David W. Baker / Creative Commons

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. 

minds-eye

  

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.   

chickwills.com

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,

Heinrich Klaffs / Creative Commons

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. 

Deborah Feingold / Creative Commons

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on January 16, 2016 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

Luca Fiaccavento / Creative Commons

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on January 9, 2016 and hosted by Max Spiegel with special guest host Sister Sylvie of sister station WKPS-FM. 

 In the first hour, hear Elvis Presley, Merle Travis, The Siegal Schwall Band, The Persuasions, Eric Gales, Bessie Smith, Fred McDowell, Buddy Guy, Doc and Merle Watson, Paul McCartney, Roy Buchanan, George Harrison, and more.  

Creative Commons

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

In the first hour, hear Ry Cooder, R.L. Burnside, Dan Auerbach, Devil In a Woodpile, Nina Simone, The Black Keys, The Mobile Strugglers, Ron Levy,   Five Blind Boys of Alabama, Willie Doss, and more. 

In hour two, hear Sonny Boy Williams, Jimmy Rogers, John Hammond, James Brown, Gillian Welch, Townes Van Zandt, Mississippi John Hurt, Sly and The Family Stone, Roosevelt Sykes, and more.  

Volt Records / Public Domain

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on December 19, 2015 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear Louie Louie, Ry Cooder, Nina Simone, Mary Flower, Otis Rush, The Black Keys, Doc Watson, Josh Ritter, Greg Brown, and more. 

 

In the second hour, hear Gil Scott Heron, Frank Zappa, Little Feat, R. L. Burnside, Otis Redding, David ‘Honeyboy’ Edwards, Josh White, Commander Cody, and more.    

Public Domain

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on December 12, 2015, hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear Jesse Fuller, Keb ‘Mo', The Black Keys, Etta James, Frank Zappa, Nina Simone, John Lee Hooker, Dan Auerbach, Led Belly, Chris Smithers, and more.

In hour two, hear The Hawketts, Otis Vann,  Muddy Waters, Watermelon Slim, Otis Taylor,  Ray Charles and Bonnie Raitt, The Deslondes, Wu-Tang Clan, and more.

Bravedeer / Creative Commons

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on December 5, 2015, hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear Delbert McClinton & Glen Clark, The Black Keys, Rev. Gary Davis, Alabama Shakes, Staples Singers, Frank Zappa, The Stone Foxes, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, and more.

In the second hour, hear Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, B.B. King, Harmonica Frank Floyd, Deep Purple, Ry Cooder, Skip James, Screaming Jay Hawkins, The Allman Brothers Band, J.J. Cale, Lou Reed, Paul Simon, Jimmy Cliff, Keb Mo', and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on November 21, 2015, hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, Rev. Horton Heat, Tuck & Patti, The White Stripes, Doc & Merle Watson, Elvis Presley, Jack Pearson, James Brown, Rory Block, and more.

In the second hour, hear The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet, Beck, Robert Lockwood, Rich Harper Blues Band, John Butler Trio, Kerry Bell, Etta James, Taj Mahal, The George Baker Selection and more.
 

thefairfieldfour.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on November 7, 2015, hosted by Max Spiegel.

This week,  a special edition featuring the music of the Fairfield Four with guest Jerry Zolten, associate professor of Communication Arts and Sciences at Penn State Altoona. Zolten’s is an author, musician, music producer, and focues on American roots music and popular culture.

nola.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on October 17, 2015, hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear Mississippi John Hurt, The Alabama Shakes, G Love & Special Sauce, Andre Williams, Afrissippi, Leo Kottke, Robert Johnson, The Doors, Ry Cooder and more.

In the second hour, hear Ray Fuller and The Blues Rockers, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Taj Mahal with The Pointer Sisters, Larry Johnson, Sonny Terry, Swamp Cabbage and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on October 5, 2015, hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear Etta James, Canned Heat, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Pinetop Perkins, Chris Thomas King, Jimmy Witherspoon, Blind Willie McTell, John Lee Hooker, Richard Ray Farrell, Ry Cooder, Joe Bonamassa,  and more.

In the second hour, hear Barbara Blue, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Amos Milburn, Josh White, Albert King, Charlie Musselwhite, Mississippi John Hurt, Doctor John, Lead Belly, Sister O. M. Terrell, and more.

Kasra Ganjavi / Creative Commons

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on Sept. 26, 2015, hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear performances by Bob Dylan, Supertramp, Nina Simone, The Word, Alabama Shakes, Leon Redbone, Ray Charles, Mike Gordon, Jack White, Muddy Waters, and more.

In hour two, hear Hazmat Modine, Booker T. and the M.G.'s, Little Walter, Cephas and Wiggins, Catfish Keith, Janis Joplin, The Yardbirds, Bill Bill Broonzy, George Thorogood, and more.

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