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.

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.

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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.

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

In the first hour, hear performances by Doc Watson, Jesse Fuller, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pete Wingfield, Watermelon Slim, Bo Didley, Steve Power, Etta James, The Felice Brothers, Taj Mahal, and more.

In the second hour, hear Suggie Otis, Labyrinth, Van Morrison, Beck, Rev. Horton Heat, Devil in a Woodpile, John Butler Trio, Bonnie Riatt, Johnny Cash and more.

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

In the first hour, hear performances by Corky Siegel, Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal, Chuck Carbo, Gil Scott Heron, Nick Drake, Mayer Hawthorne, Frank Zappa, Albert King, Professor Longhair, B.B. King, John Hammond, and more.  

In the second hour, hear Linsey Alexander, Allison Scott, Arthur Gunter, The Yardbirds, J. J. Cale, Roosevelt Sykes, Willie Dixon with Memphis Slim, Catfish Keith, and more. 

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

In the first hour, hear performances by  Low Kottke, Frank Zappa, George Baker Selection, John Butler Trio, Harry Nilsson, Etta James, The Black Keys, Mel Tormé, Jackson Browne, and more.

In the second hour, hear Fury Lewis, B.B. King, Elmore James, Led Zeppelin, Dan Auerbach, Bob Dylan, The Siegel-Schwall Band, Big Bill Broonzy, John Hammond, and more.

slidingdelta.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on August 29, 2015, and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear performances by T-Bone Walker, The Ramones, Sugar Boy Crawford, Champion Jack Dupree, The White Stripes, Jimi Hendrix, Woody Guthrie with Cisco Huston and Lead Belly, Uncle Tupelo, Jessie Fuller and more

In the second hour, hear tracks by Rev. Gary Davis, Lonnie Donegan, Dave Van Ronk, George Alberts, Luther Johnson Jr., Bukka White, Cream, The Grateful Dead, John Lee Hooker, Big Joe Turner, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on August 22, 2015, and hosted by Max Spiegel along with special guest Devon Georgio.

In the first hour, hear tracks by Hazmat Modine, Alabama Shakes, Victoria Williams, Ben Harper, Cory Harris, Frank Zappa, The Stranglers, Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy and more.

In the second hour, hear Rev. Gary Davis, Eric Gales, The Vipers, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bukka White, Sammy Davis Jr., John Prine, Roger Miller and more.

bluesmusicnow.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on August 15, 2015, and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear tracks by Canned Heat, Chris Smithers, Clothesline Revival, Eric Clapton, Catfish Keith, Billy Boy Arnold, Native Stars, Robert Lee McCoy, J. J. Cale and more.

In the second hour, hear Jimmy Reed, Chris Thomas King, The Persuasions, Greg Brown, Rory Block, Johnny Johnson, Magic Sam, Leonard Cohen, Otis Redding, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on August 8, 2015, and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear tracks by Leo Kottke, The Little Walter Trio, Hightide Harris and Gary Smith, Roy Bookbinder, Eddie Taylor Jr., The Nighthawks, The Black Keys, Magic Sam, Doc Watson, and more.

In the second hour, hear Guy Clark, Todd Snyder, Albert King, Willie Dixon, Chris Thomas King, The Memphis Jug Band, Frank Zappa, Brad Vickers and more.
 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on July 11, 2015, and hosted by Max Spiegel.

The program features tracks by Dave Van Ronk, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, The Black Keys, Andre Williams & The Eldorados, George Thurgood,  Rev. Gary Davis, Afrissippi, Seasick Steve, Steve Ray Vaughn, Dan Zanes, Little Walter, Samuel James, Henry Butler, and more. 

Pinetop Perkins performing at the Riverwalk Blues Festival in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, October 1, 2006Credit Carl Lender / Creative CommonsEdit | Remove

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on July 4, 2015, and hosted by Max Spiegel.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on June 27, 2015, and hosted by Max Spiegel.

The show features tracks from Charlie Musselwhite, The White Stripes, Etta James, Taj Mahall, The Dead Weather, Shuggie Otis, Devil in a Woodpile, Willie Green, Willie Mabon, Joanna Carter, D.W. Ditty, Willie Dixon, Dave Van Ronk, Steve Cohan, Amy Winehouse, Nic Armstrong and The Thieves, Frank Zappa, Chirs Smithers, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on June 13, 2015 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

Performances include tracks by The John Butler Trio, Taj Mahal, The Muppets,  Johnny and the MoTones, Dr. John, Keb’ Mo', Siegel-Schwall Band, Townes Van Zandt, Van Morrison with Lonnie Donegan, Otis Rush, Gregg Allman, and more.
 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on June 6, 2015 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

The program features performances by Jelly Roll Morton, Hazmat Modine, The Black Keys, North Mississippi Blues All-Stars, Pat Donahue, Frank Zappa, Lead Belly, Led Zepplin, Canned Heat, Nellie Florence, Cripple Clarence Lofton, The Kingston Trio, Willie Dixon, Bob Dylan, Henry Gray, Blind Willie McTell, Terry Evans and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on May 29, 2015 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

The program features performances by Mose Allison, Nina Simone, Johnny Shines, The Beatles, Ry Cooder, Leon Redbone, Rev. Gary Davis, Mississippi John Hurt, Cody ChesnuTT, Lead Belly, Eric Bibb, John Coltrane, Sam Cooke, Professor Longhair, Buddy Guy, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as broadcast on May 2, 2015 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

The program features performances by Cake, Bob Brozman, Nina Simone, Leon Redbone, Ry Cooder, Josh Ritter, Alabama Shakes, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Seasick Steve,Chuck Berry, The Bill Murray Experience, Blind Willies, Johnny Cash, Robert Johnson, B.B. King, Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues, Cedric Burnside & Lightnin’ Malcom, Buddy Moss, Big Bill Broonzy, Professor Longhair, Taj Mahal & Toumani Diabaté, Cody Chestnutt, Doc Watson, Sonny Boy Williamson, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as broadcast on April 11, 2015 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

The program includes performances by Mississippi John Hurt, The White Stripes, Junior Wells, Mavis Staples, The Coasters, Bruce Cockburn, The Blues Brothers, Elizabeth Cotten, Ben Harper, Buddy Guy, Willie Lomax, Smith And Harper, Sweet Honey In The Rock, Louisiana Red, Memphis Minnie, Guy Davis, Tom Waits, Eddy "The Chief” Clearwater, Alabama Shakes, Big Joe Williams and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as broadcast on April 4, 2015 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

The program includes performances by Muddy Waters, Dan Auerbach, Reverend Gary Davis, Tab Benoit, Leo Kottke, Brownie McGhee, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, Buddy Guy, Alabama Shakes, Josh White, The Jimmy Rogers All-Stars, T-Bone Walker, Pyeng Threadgill, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Willie Nelson & Leon Russell, Clifton Chenier, Greg Brown and more.
 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as broadcast on February 21, 2015 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

The program features performance by Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Kris Kristofferson, Reverend Gary Davis, Robert Johnson, Otis Spann, Canned Heat, Maria Muldaur, Guitar Junior, J.J. Cale, Golden Gate Jubliee Quartet, Chris Thomas King, Doc Watson and Clarence Ashley, Jug Fusion, Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter & James Cotton, Sick Figures, Swamp Cabbage, Johnny Cash, Jean Ritchie & Paul Clayton, B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Woodbrain, Benny Goodman, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as broadcast on February 14, 2015 and hosted by Max Spiegel.  It's a Valentine's Day special featuring music about crimes of passion.

In the first hour, hear tracks from Elizabeth Mansfield, Johnny Cash, The Yardbirds, Pete Seeger, Frank Zappa, Jerry Douglas, Merele Travis, Roy Book Binder, Jerry Reed, The Avett Brothers, and more

Public Domain

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as broadcast on February 7, 2015 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as broadcast on January 24, 2015 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear tracks from Blues Brothers, Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon, Professor Longhair, Hazmat Modine, Merle Travis, Lowell Fulson, Reverend Gary Davis, Good Rockin' Charles, Steve Riley, Siegel-Schwall Band, Otis Spann, Canned Heat, John Lee Hooker, Bill Broonzy and The Black Keys.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as broadcast on January 17, 2015 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

The show includes tracks from, Parliament, Jimmy Rogers, Ken Whiteley, Lowell Fulson, Merle Travis, The Black Keys, Doc and Merle Watson, Van Morrison, Lonnie Donegan & Chris Barber, Lead Belly,  Willie Lomax Blues Revue, Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters, J.J. Cale, The Beatles, Bob Dylan,  Little Milton Feat. Susan Tedeschi,  Junior Wells and the Aces, Johnny Cash, Champion Jack Dupree, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy, Fred Below, B.B. King, Clothesline Revival, and more.

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as broadcast on January 10, 2015 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

The first hour features tracks from Jeff Beck, Taj Mahal, Bob Dylan. G. Love and Special Sauce, Pacific Gas and Electric, Muddy Waters, Brownie McGhee, Ry Cooder, The Modern Lovers, Merle Travis & Joe Maphis, The Siegel-Schwall Band, Harmonica Frank Floyd, Supersuckers, The Felice Brothers, Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet, Hazmat Modine, Albert Niland, and David Bromberg.

Public Domain

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as broadcast on January 3, 2015 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

The first hour features tracks by Quincy Jones, Johnny Cash, Taj Mahal, Bob Dylan, Corey Harris, Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon, The A, B, C & D Of Boogie Woogie, Al King, Nick Drake, Professor Longhair, Bob Brozman, Gil Scott-Heron, John Lee Hooker, John Hammond, Sr., Arthur Gunter, Linsey Alexander,  Dave Van Ronk, Roosevelt "the Honeydripper" Sykes, Doc & Merle Watson, and The Mothers of Invention.

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