The Blues

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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 - Nov. 19, 2016

Nov 21, 2016
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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on November 19, 2016 and hosted by Sister Sylvie, sitting in for Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour hear Muddy Waters, Nina Simone, Roy Buchanan, Leonard Cohen, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Leon Russell, Taj Mahall, Tommy Emmanuel, G Love and Special Sauce, Lightning Hopkins, Gordon Lightfoot, Lead Belly, Tony Rice, and more.

In the second hour, hear Neil Young, The Cowboy Junkies, Arlo Guthrie, Jimmy Reid, New Riders of the Purple Sage, and more. 

Alchetron.com

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.   

Sumori / Creative Commons

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.

Patrick Denoréaz / Creative Commons

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.   

Jim Hickson / Public Domain

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.   

sonicjunction.com

  

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. 

WPSU Blues Archive - Sept. 24, 2016

Sep 26, 2016
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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.   

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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.

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
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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.   

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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.

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
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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.

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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.

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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. 

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.

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