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.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on October 14, 2017, hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Taj Mahal, Slim Harpo, Odetta, Seasick Steve, Erre, Jimi Hendrix, Mississippi John Hurt, Bukka White, Swamp Cabbage, The Yardbirds, James Cotton, Stefan Grossman, and more.

bluesharp.ca

  

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on October 7, 2017, hosted by Max Spiegel.  

In the first hour, hear tracks from The White Stripes, John Hammond, The Black Keys, Ray Charles, Blind Willie Johnson, Sonny Boy Williamson, Doc & Merle Watson, John Lee Hooker, Wee Bea Booze, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Maria Mulduar, and more.  

In hour two, hear Cephas & Wiggins, Mike Zito, Jelly Roll Morton, Canned Heat, Big Bill Broonzy, R.L. Burnside, Junior Wells, Rory Block, Aurora Borealis, Etta James, Guy Davis, and more.

allmusic.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on September 30, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from The White Stripes, Alabama Shakes, The Persuasions, The Golden Gate Quartet, Muddy Waters, Mel Torme, Reggie Hall, Taj Mahall, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Rory Block, Clifton Chenier, Otis Spann, Leadbelly, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on September 23, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from R.L. Burnside, Ry Cooder, Taj Mahall, Rev. Gary Davis, Nina Simone, Leon Redbone, Allman Brothers Band, Dan Auerbach, Maggie Campbell, Bob Brozman, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Buddy Scott, and more.

mavisstaples.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on September 9, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from B.B. King, Nina Simone, The Band, Ry Cooder, Alabama Shakes, The Yardbirds, Leon Redbone, Bob Dylan, Sweet Honey In The Rock, Duffy Bishop Band, Saffire & The Uppity Blues Women, and more.

In the second hour, hear Jimi Hendrix, Otis Taylor, Canned Heat, Watermelon Slim, Frank Zappa, James Cotton, Mavis Staples, and more.  

johnleehooker.com

  

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on September 2, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from The Dixie Hummingbirds, John Lee Hooker, Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Black Keys, North Mississippi Allstars, John Prine, Bo Diddley, Woodbrain, Bob Dylan, Hazmat Modine, and more.

In the second hour, hear Jesse Fuller, Hot Tuna, Debbie Davies, Fred McDowell, Corky Siegel, Johnny Shines, Doc & Merle Watson, Johnny Otis, The Band, and more. 

 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on August 26, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from The Black Keys, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Alabama Shakes, Hazmat Modine, Ry Cooder, Albert King,  Mississippi John Hurt, The Beatles, Rev. Blind Gary Davis, B.B. King, The Blind Willies, Duane Allman, and more.  

OmarColeman.com

  

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on August 5, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Bob Brozman, Brad Vickers and His Vestapolitans, Seth Walker, Alabama Shakes, The Black Keys, Chris Smither, Watermelon Smith, Pete Wingfield, G. Love & Special Sauce, Labrinth, Jay Unger & Molly Mason, Swamp Cabbage, North Mississippi Allstars, and more.

keepingthebluesalive.org

  

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on July 29, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Cake, R.L. Burnside, Cody ChesnuTT, Ry Cooder, The Black Keys, Barbecue Bob, Nina Simone, Devil In A  Woodpile, Dan Auerbach, The Five Blind Boys of Alabama, and more.  

In hour two, hear James Brown, John Hammond, Blink Bake, The Deslondes, Sonny Boy Williamson, Memphis Jug Band, Taj Mahal, Bobby Bland, Bukka White, Roosevelt Sykes, Snooky Pryor, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on July 15, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Supertramp, Aretha Franklin, Leon Redbone, Alabama Shakes, Doc & Merle Watson, The Black Keys, David Bromberg, Bob Brozman, Big Guitar Red, Joel Mabus, Chick Willis, North Mississippi Allstars, and more.

In hour two, hear The Blues Brothers, Otis Redding, The Golden Gate Quartet, Mary Flower, John Fogarty, Albert King, Ed Bruce, Ry Cooder, Hanna May, Bob Dylan, and more.

freddiekingsite.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on July 8, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Ry Cooder, Pretty Purdie, Taj Mahal, Corey Harris & Henry Butler, The Dixie Hummingbirds, John Martyn, Big Momma Thorton, David Bromberg, North Mississippi Allstars, Loudon Wainwright III, Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson, and more.

WPSU Blues Archive - July 1, 2017

Jul 3, 2017
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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on July 1, 2017 and hosted by Adam McMillan. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Precious Bryant, John Lee Hooker, Irma Thomas, St.Paul & The Broken Bones, Jesse Mae Hemphill, Blind Willie McTell, Earl St. Clair, Charlie Parr, The Blasters, Afrissippi, Curtis Harding, Scott H. Bram and more.

In the second hour, hear B.B. King, Elizabeth Cotten, L’Orange, Kelly Joe Phelps, Bettye LaVette, Otis Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Eric Bibb, C.W. Stoneking, Rose Cousins, and more.  

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on June 24, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Ry Cooder, The Black Keys, Rev. Gary Davis, Martin Sexton, Muddy Waters, Ray Charles, Chris Smithers, Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble, B.B. King, Steve Miller Band, Son House and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on June 17, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Alabama Shakes, Mississippi John Hurt, Aretha Franklin, The Four Duces, Buddy Guy, Rev. Horton Heat, Greg Brown, Taj Mahall & The Phantom Blues Band, Little Charlie & the Nightcats, Joe Filisko & Eric Noden, Otis Spann, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on June 10, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel.  

In the first hour, hear tracks from Johnny Bolzen, Merle Travis, Robert Johnson, Rev. Gary Davis, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, The Black Keys, Etta James, Conor Oberst, Corky Siegel, Chris Smither, John Lee Hooker, Hazmat Modine, and more.

In hour two, hear Tedeschi Trucks Band, Pigmeat Terry, Frank Zappa, Blind Willie McTell, Taj Mahal, Leon Russell, Jerry Lee Lewis, David Bromberg, Big Bill Broonzy, Albert King, Mamou, and more.     

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on June 5, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Joe & Eddie, Muddy Waters, Ry Cooder, Mississippi John Hurt, The Black Keys, The Persuasions, The Felice Brothers, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Harvey Mandel, John Lee Hooker, The North Mississippi Allstars, The Rolling Stones, Robert Johnson, Moby, Dan Auerbach, and more.  

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on May 20, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Muddy Waters, The Black Keys, Hazmat Modine, Siegel-Schwall, Leo Kottke and Mike Gordon, Al King, Doc and Merle Watson, Pacific Gas & Electric, Frank Zappa, The Band and more.

In hour two, hear Bukka White, James Brown, Mississippi John Hurt, The Yardbirds. Rev. Gary Davis, Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bob Dylan, Jorma Kaukonen, Corey Harris, Catfish Keith and more.   

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on May 6, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Bare Bones, The North Mississippi All-Stars, Doc Watson, Keb’ Mo' with Taj Mahal, Jack White, Corey Harris, The Persuasions, John Lee Hooker, Catfish Keith, Etta James with B.B. King, Mississippi John Hurt, Luther Johnson, The Felice Brothers and more.

allaboutbluesmusic.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on April 29, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear tracks from Jackson Browne, Loe Kottke, Louie Louie, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Ry Cooder, Keb' Mo, Etta James, Doc & Merle Watson, Alabama Shakes, and more.

In hour two, hear Otto Virgial, Eric Clapton, The Black Keys, Clarence Bucaro, John Lee Hooker, Corky Siegel, Canned Heat, Pyeng Threadgill, Sylvia Embry, Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans, Pops Staples, and more.   

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on April 22, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear the Rev. Gary Davis, Hanni El Khatib, Eric Gales, Carl Sagan, Devil in a Woodpile, Tom Waits, The Robins, Hazmat Modine, The Modern Lovers, R.L. Burnside, The Alabama Shakes, The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet, Leo Kottke, Led Zeppelin, and more.

bonnieraitt.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on April 8, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear Bonnie Raitt, Doc Watson, Blind Boys of Alabama, Eric Gales, Leon Redbone, The Dixie Hummingbirds, Frank Zappa, Eugene Chadbourne, Dan Auerbach, Sugar Boy Crawford and more.

In hour two, hear Todd Snyder, The White Stripes, Arthur Gunter, Etta James, Lead Belly, Ry Cooder, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Chick Carbo, The Golden Gate Quartet, Bob Brozman and more.   

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on April 8, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear Merle Travis, Hazmat Modine, Professor Longhair, Mike Gordon, The Blues Brothers with Ray Charles, Steve Reilly, B.B. King, John Lee Hooker and more.

In hour two, hear Taj Mahall, Gregg Allman, The Black Keys, Doc Watson, Cat Stevens, Sonny Boy Williams, Etta James, Roy Bookbinder, Louis Armstrong, and more. 

 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on March 25, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first part of the show, hear Keith Schwartz, John Martin, Silk Road Ensemble with Rhiannon Giddens, The Black Keys, Keller Williams, Josh Ritter, Skip James, Nina Simone, and more.  

In the second part, hear Taj Mahall, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee, The Alabama Shakes, Ry Cooder, The Blind Willies, James Brown, Jorma Kaukonen, Elmore James, Hard Working Americans, Ray Charles, Albert King, The Carolina Choclate Drops and more. 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on March 18, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear Chuck Berry, Al King, Bill Morrissey, Bob Dylan & The Band, The Black Keys, John Hammond, Willie Dixon, Junior Kimbrough, Rory Gallagher, Muddy Waters and more.

In the second hour, hear Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Moss, Doc Watson, Valerie June, Mike Seeger, Dave Van Ronk, Led Zeppelin, Maddie May Thomas, The Dixie Hummingbirds, James Cotton, Lonnie Coleman, B.B. King and more.   

WPSU Blues Archive - March 11, 2017

Mar 13, 2017

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on March 11, 2017 and hosted by Adam McMillan. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Millie Jackson, John Hammond, Jack Broadbent, Earl St. Claire, Sister Gertrude Morgan, Bud Welch, Junior Walker, Sam Cooke, Funky Donny Fritz, Patti Griffin, and more.

In the second hour, hear Bonerama, Bill Broonzy, Baby Charles, Benjamin Booker, Burt Jansch, Nathanial Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Tom Waits, and more. 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on February 18, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear Mississippi John Hurt, ZZ Top, Taj Mahal, The Black Keys, Bob Dylan, J.J. Cale, Ray Charles, Paul Simon, Idris Muhammed, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Catfish Keith, and more.

In hour two, hear David Bromberg, Bob Dylan and The Band, Etta James, Jimmy and Jeanie Cheatham, Chris Smither, Blind Gary Davis, john Long, and more.  

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on February 4, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear Dave Van Ronk, Rev. Horton Heat, Elvis Presley, The White Stripes, Rev. Gary Davis, Peet Seeger, Doc and Merle Watson, Etta James, Bob Dylan, Kerry Bell, Robert Lockwood Jr., Rich Harpers’s Blues Band and more.

In hour two, hear Grady Jackson, Jimmy Rogers, Seasick Steve, Susan Tedeschi, John Hammond, John Prine, James Brown, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee, and more.

WPSU Blues Archive - Jan. 28, 2017

Jan 30, 2017
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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on January 28, 2017 and hosted by Adam McMillan.

In the first hour, hear tracks from The North Mississippi All-Stars, Ronnie Hawkins, Jimmy Smith, Dusty Springfield, Mary Flower, Tony Joe White, Aaron Neville with Alan Toussiant, Sturgill Simpson, Frankie “Half-Pint” Jaxon, Alison Krause with Robert Plant, and more.

In the second hour, hear Van Morisson, Ike and Tina Turner, Taj Mahall, Otis Taylor, Bix Beiderbecke, Dave Van Ronk, Nick Waterhouse with Leon Bridges, John Mahall, Seasick Steve and more.   

bluesinlondon.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on January 14, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Dave Van Ronk,  Professor Longhair, The Black Keys, Gil Scott Heron, Bob Brozman, Roosevelt “Honeydripper” Sykes,  Lindsey Alexander, Arthur Gunter, Albert King, and more.

In the second hour, hear Big Dave and the Ultrasonics, J.J. Cale, The Mothers of Invention, Charlie Musselwhite, The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, The Duffy Bishop Band, and more.   

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