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 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
sturgillsimpson.com

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.   

corkymusic.com

  

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

In the first hour, hear The Temptations, Brownie McGee, The White Stripes, The Galactics, Rory Gallagher, Mississippi Heat, The North Mississippi All-Stars,  J.J. Cale, The Allman Brothers Band, Muddy Waters, Alabama Shakes, and more.  

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on December 17, 2016, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear Michele Lancaster, The Black Keys, The Kinks, Dave Van Ronk, Harry Connick Jr., Bob Dylan and The Band, Josh White, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Muddy Waters, Rory Gallagher, Chris Smithers and more.  

In the second hour, hear Asa Martin, Canned Heat, The Jimmy Rogers All-Stars, Jack Broadbent, Tom Waits, Dave Spector and The Bluebirds, Otis Redding, R.L. Burnside, Otis Rush, Jack Johnson and more.   

Alligator Records

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on December 10, 2016, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear Cory Harris, Taj Mahall, Bukka White, The North Mississippi All-Stars, The Persuasions, Otis Redding, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Ry Cooder, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Donna Hightower, Roger Miller, Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker and more.

In the second hour, hear J.J. Cale, James Cotton, Cephas & Wiggins, The Black Keys, Chuck Berry, The Alabama Shakes, Blind Willie McTell, Eric Clapton, and more.    

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on December 3, 2016, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear John Sebastian, Keb' Mo’, Rev. Gary Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Mississippi John Hurt, The Black Keys, The Beatles, Etta James, Bob Dylan, Rory Gallagher, and more.

In hour two, hear Muddy Waters, Tommy Johnson, Arthur Gunter, Leo Kottke, Gil Scott Heron, Tedeschi-Trucks, Led Zepplin, Tad Benoit, Ry Cooder, and more. 

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.   

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
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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.

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.

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