The Blues

Saturdays 10:00 p.m.-midnight

The Blues on WPSU-FM is in service to the preservation of American history, the history of music, and the strength of humankind.

WPSU Blues Archive - Sept. 24, 2016

Sep 26, 2016
Robman94 / Creative Commons

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on September 24, 2016 and hosted by Adam McMillan. 

In hour one, hear Junior Walker and The All-Stars, Gil Scott Heron, Paul Birch, Jimmy McGriff, John Doe, Bob Dylan, Sturgill Simpson, The Coasters, Benjamin Booker, Etta James, The Whitefield Brothers, Howlin’ Wolf, Blind Willie McTell, and more.  

In hour two, hear The Gun Club, The Fairfield Four, Elvis Presley, Alan Lomax, Elvis Costello, Jimmy Hughes, John Lee Hooker, Marty Stewart, Carla Thomas with Otis Redding, James Taylor and more.   

Bloodshot Records

  

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.

Achim Raschka / Creative Commons

  

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

WPSU Blues Archive - Sept. 3, 2016

Sep 9, 2016
lucinadwilliams.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on September 3, 2016 and hosted by Sister Sylvie, sitting in for Max Spiegel.

In the first hour hear Stevie Ray Vaughn, Sly and The Family Stone, Bob Dylan and The Band, Van Morrison, Traffic, John Lee Hooker, Mississippi John Hurt, Lucinda Williams and more.  

In the second hour, hear Jefferson Airplane, Canned Heat, The Rolling Stones, Mark Caron, John Mayall, Jackson C. Frank, and more.   

Public Domain

 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.   

HorsePunchKid / Creative Commons

    

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.

Dani Canto / Creative Commons

    

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. 

WPSU Blues Archive - August 6, 2016

Aug 8, 2016
Masahiro Sumori / Creative Commons

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on August 6, 2016 and hosted by Adam McMillan sitting in for Max Spiegel.

In hour one, hear Gil Scott Heron, , Willie Dixon with Memphis Slim, James Hunter, Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, Nina Simone, Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby Blue Bland, Mance Lipscomb, Dinah Washington, Andre Williams, Sam Cooke, and more.  

In hour two, hear Marcus King, Dr. John, The Diplomats of Solid Sound, Junior Wells, The Word, Pop Staples, Skip James, Junior Kimbrough, Tom Waits, The Golden Gate Quartet, and more. 

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.

Thisisshun / Creative Commons

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.

WPSU Blues Archive - July 9, 2016

Jul 11, 2016
teenytucker.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on July 9, 2016 and hosted by Sister Sylvie, sitting in for the vacationing Max Spiegel. 

 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Bo Diddly, The White Stripes, George Thorogood, Leon Redbone, Ian and Sylvia, Gordon Lightfoot,  Teeny Tucker, Janis Joplin, Ike and Tina Turned, Nina Simone, Arlo Guthrie, Eric Clapton, 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.

 

WPSU Blues Archive - June 11, 2016

Jun 13, 2016
Thomas Faivre-Duboz / Creative Commons

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on June 11, 2016 and hosted by Sister Sylvie, sitting in for the vacationing Max Spiegel. 

 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Etta James, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughn, John Mayall, Frank Zappa, Memphis Minnie, Les Paul, Nicky Hopkins, and more.

 

In hour two, hear Townes Van Zandt, The Grateful Dead, Roger Miller, James Cotton, Nina Simone, Elvis, and more.

Craig Milner / roybookbinder.com

  

  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.

Kenny Mathieson / eddireader.co.uk

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. 

SaltyBoatr / Creative Commons

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

 In the first hour, hear tracks from Catfish Keith, Rev. Utah Smith, Roy Bookbinder, Tampa Red, Eric Clapton, The Missing Person Soup Kitchen Gospel Quartet, Julia Lee, Canned Heat, Warren Haynes, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and more.  

In the second hour, hear Bill Bill Broonzy, The Mississippi Marvel, Roosevelt Sykes, Spider John Koerner, Tom Rush,  The Soggy Bottom Boys, Furry Lewis, Sonny Terry, John Paul Jones, 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.

WPSU Blues Archive - March 12, 2016

Mar 14, 2016
Jim Summaria / Creative Commons

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on March 12, 2016 and hosted by Sister Sylvie, sitting in for the vacationing Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from McMule, Charles Brown, Mavis Staples, Cash McCall, Johnny Makowski Band, The Waterboys, Rufus Wainwright, Bob Dylan, Les Paul. Billie Holiday, Arlo Guthrie, and more. 

 

In the second hour, hear Zero, Robin Trower, Lonnie Brooks, Ted Hawkins, Eric Gales, The Yardbirds, Papa Joan Creach, Janis Joplin, Jessie Fuller, and more.   

WPSU Blues Archive - March 5, 2016

Mar 7, 2016
Van Vechten Collection / Van Vechten Collection

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on March 5, 2016 and hosted by Sister Sylvie, sitting in for the vacationing Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Gillian Welch, Joan Armatrading, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Etta James, Anoushka Shankar, Patsy Kline, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, Bessie Smith, Jerry Garcia Band, The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, and more. In the second hour, hear Jack Bruce and Robin Trower, Bobby Bland, Wes Montgomery, Alexis Korner, Arlo Guthrie, Duane Eddy, Fleetwood Mac with Peter Green, Mahalia Jackson, and more. 

Margaret Lampert Photography / peterparcekband.com

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.     

Columbia Records / Creative Commons

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.   

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