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.

shemekiacopeland.com

An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on July 7, 2018 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear tracks from Luther Allison, Big Bill Broonzy, Cory Harris, Earl King, Taj Mahall, Eden Brent, Muddy Waters, Super Chicken, Shemika Copeland, David Bromberg and more.

In the second hour, hear String Beans & The Stalkers, Big Joe Williams, The Yardbirds, Linda Hopkins, Walter Taylor, Tom Nelson, John Lee Hooker, Steve Cohen, Rory Gallagher, Willie Dixon, and more.

Jean-Luc Ourlin / Creative Commons

An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on June 30, 2018 and hosted by Max Spiegel, with a show featuring tracks released in 1972. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Dr. John, Frank Zappa, Doc Watson, Clarence Carter, The Staples Singers, Ry Cooder, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Albert King, Neil Young, Bob Marley and The Whalers, Lou Reed and more.

An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on June 16, 2018 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from The Persuasions, The Black Keys, Levon Helm, The Four Blazes, R.L. Burnside, Charles Williams, Doc Watson, Dixon Brothers, Canned Heat, Leadbelly, and more.

In the second hour, hear James Cotton with Billy Branch and Charles Musselwhite, Clifton Chenier, Guy Clark, Rory Block, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Eric Bibb, J.J. Cale, W.C. Spencer, The Chambers Brothers, Leon Redbone, Otis Spann, and more.

Jane Richey / jjcale.com

An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on June 9, 2018 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Willie Lomax, David “Honeyboy" Edwards, Mac Arnold, Robin Holcomb, Robert Johnson, Bukka White, Blind Willie McTell, Elvis Presley, Etta James, John Coltrane, Ike Turner, and more.

In the second hour, hear  Brad Vickers and His Vestapolitans, Allen Toussiant, Buddy Moss, Big Momma Thornton, Pops Staples, J.J. Cale, Earl Hooker, Mavis Staples, and more. 

An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on June 2, 2018 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

This week, Max welcomes special guest Jerry Zolten who talks about the new documentary “How They Got Over: Gospel Quartets and The Road to Rock & Roll.”  The film will have a free screening on Thursday, June 12, at 7pm at the State Theatre. Zolten, who is a Penn State professor and American roots music authority, is a co-producer of the film and on screen narrator.

bettyelavette.com

An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on May 19, 2018 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Buddy Guy, The Boogie Kings, Rev. Gary Davis, Taj Mahal, John Lee Hooker, Tony Hollins, Bettye LaVette, Lead Belly, Howlin’ Wolf, Sonny Land Slim, Roy Bookbinder, Mudcat, and more.

In the second hour hear Brownie McGhee, Sonny Boy Williamson, Canned Heat, B.B. Kink, Tommy Johnson, Mike Bloomfield, Doc Watson, Earl Hooker, Mississippi John Hurt, Etta James and more. 

christhomasking.com

An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on May 12, 2018 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear tracks from Parliament, Blind Boys of Mississippi, Doc Watson, B.B. King, Eden Brent, Seth Walker, The Black Keys, Blind Willie McTell, Memphis Slim, Muddy Waters, Junior Kimbrough, Dave Van Ronk, Frank Zappa, Sugar Pie Desanto, J.J. Cale and more.

In the second hour, hear Howlin' Wolf, Susan Tedeschi, Etta James, Beck, Rory Block, Bob Brozman, Develle Crawford, Chris Thomas King, David Bromberg, Ry Cooder, Jesse Fuller and more. 

georgethorogood.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on May 5, 2018, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear Betty LaVette, The Stone Foxes, Alabama Shakes, Galactic, Maria Muldaur, Jorma Kaukonen, George Thorogood, Willie Dixon, Mavis Staples, The Memphis Jug Band, and more.

In the second hour, hear The North Mississippi All Stars, Nina Simone, White Stripes, Jeff Beck, Doc & Merle Watson, John Hurt, Taj Mahal, The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet, Cephas & Wiggins, Eric Clapton, and more. 

Atlantic Records

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on April 28, 2018, and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the firdst hour, hear Ken Whitley, Buddy Guy, Supertramp, The Black Keys, Lead Belly, Ray Charles, Ry Cooder, The Blues Brothers, Lonnie Donegan, Willie Green, Albert King, Frank Zappa, and more.

In the second hour, hear David Maxwell and Louisiana Red, Joseph Spence, Morning 40 Federation, Sly & The Family Stone, Tampa Red, Robert Johnson, Chuck Berry, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, and more.   

Rob Bogaerts / National Archive - NL / Creative Commons

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on April 21, 2018, and hosted by Max Spiegel. It’s Max’s annual “birthday show” with a selection of songs from across the music spectrum  

In the first hour, hear tracks from Led Zeppelin, Tom Waites, Prince, Alabama Shakes, Hazmat Modine, Frank Zappa, Ray Charles, Mel Tormé, G-love and The Special Sauce, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Devin In A Woodpile, The White Stripes, The Modern Lovers, and more.

allmusic.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on April 15, 2018, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Canned Heat, Rev. Horton Heat, Mavis Staples, Taj Mahal, Thunderbitch, B.B. King,  Jack White, Galactic, Bobby Blue Band, Johnny Cash, Jimmy Rogers, and more.

In the second hour, hear John Butler Trio, John Lennon, Dan Pickett, Roosevelt “The Honeydripper” Sykes, Buddy Guy, KoKo Taylor,  Mean Gene Kelton, Townes Van Zandt, Merle Travis, Big Bill Broonzy, Champion Jack Dupree, and more.

 

Steve Proctor / Creative Commons

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on April 7, 2018, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from The Felice Brothers, Rev. Gary Davis, Cephas & Wiggins, The Persuasions, Seasick Steve, Eric Clapton, Leadbelly, Joe Willy Wilkins, Rory Block, and more.

In the second hour hear Bukka White, The Clothesline Revival, Swamp Cabbage, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Ben Harper, The White Stripes, James Brown, Robert Johnson, Satan & Adams, North Mississippi All Stars, Canned Heat, Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, and more. 

larkinpoe.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on March 31, 2018, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from The Black Keys, Larkin Poe, The Beatles, Nathaniel Ratliff and The Night Sweats, Chris Smithers, Danielle Nichole, Muddy Waters, Entanglement, Skip James, Jimi Hendrix and more.

In the second hour, hear Thin Lizzie, Memphis Slim and Willie Dixon, Guy Davis, Alabama Shakes, Odetta, Eden Brent, and more.  

lucindawilliams.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on March 17, 2018, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Dr. John, Sam Cooke, ZZ Top, The Black Keys, Rev. Gary Davis with Sonny Terry, Corey Harris, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, The Yardbirds, Robert Wilkins, and more.

In the second hour, hear Alabama Shakes, Skip James, Lucinda Williams, Greg Brown, Stringbean and The Stalkers, Dave Van Ronk, and more.   

Tony Hisgett / Creative Commons

 An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on March 10, 2018, and hosted by Craig Johnson. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Lyle Lovett, B.B. King, Tony Lynn Washington, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Kenny Neal, Robert Cray,  Ray Charles, Ruth Brown, Brian Setzer, Etta James, Joe Cocker, John Mayall & the Blues Breakers, and more.

In the second hour, hear Howlin Wolf, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Queen Bee and the Blue Hornet Band, Professor Longhair, Peter Green, The Nighthawks, Koko Taylor, Elmore James and more.

 

Ron Kroon / Dutch National Archives, The Hague, (ANEFO)

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on February 24, 2018, and hosted by Max Spiegel.  

In the first hour, hear tracks from Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Nina Simone, Sam Cooke, Alabama Shakes, Hot Tuna, Rev. Gary Davis, Ry Cooder, Dr. John, Michael Hurley, Cory Harris, Little Feat, and more.

In the second hour, hear Zuzu Bollin, The Dixie Hummingbirds, Skip James, The White Stripes, Willie Dixon, Jimmy Witherspoon, Wilson Pickett, Frank Zappa, and more.

TheeErin / Creative Commons

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on February 17, 2018, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Thunderbitch, Guy Davis, Little Martha, John Lee Hooker, Shemeka Copeland, Henry Butler, The Allman Brothers Band, Muddy Waters, Etta James, Lead Belly, Bob Dylan, Catfish Keith, and more.

In the second hour, hear Taj Mahall, Willie Lomax, Brownie McGhee, Little Milton, Keb’ Mo’, Otis Rush, Smith and Harper, Mattie Mae Thomas, Leon Redbone, Marcia Ball and more.  

allaboutbluesmusic.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on February 10, 2018, hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Rev. Gary Davis, Sweet Honey in the Rock, The Black Keys, Guy Clark, Harry Connick Jr., B.B. King, Bob Brozman, Mac Arnold, Sly and The Family Stone, Dave van Ronk, Josh White, Jim Burns and more.

In the second hour, hear T-Bone Walker, Taj Mahall, John Lee Hooker with Buddy Guy, Frank Hutchinson, Barry Levinson, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Nina Simone, The Kinks and more.   

pickingandsinging.org

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on February 3, 2018, hosted by Max Spiegel.  

In the first hour, hear tracks from Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, The White Stripes, Peggy Seeger, Son House, Modest Mouse Blues Band, Canned Heat, and more.

In the second hour, hear Brownie McGee and his definition of the blues, Jimmy Witherspoon, Guy Van Duser, John Lee Hooker, Bobby Blue Bland, Al King, Dave Van Ronk, Sonny Boy Williamson, Dinah Washington, Hamilton Louis, B.B. King, Dr. John, and more.

Light in the Attic Records

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on January 27, 2018, hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Little Walter, Leo Kottke, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, The Modern Lovers, The Johnny Otis Show, The Black Keys. Alabama Shakes, Bob Dylan, Dr. John, and more.

Hreinn Gudlaugsson / Creative Commons

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on January 20, 2018, hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from The Black Bells, Sam Cooke, Ry Cooder, Greg Brown, The Black Keys, B.B. King, Hazmat Modine, Idris Muhammad, Canned Heat, John Lee Hooker and more.

In the second hour, hear Doc Watson, Corky Siegel, Louisiana Red, Delaney & Bonnie, Mississippi John Hurt, James Booker, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Theresa James & The Rhythm Tramps, Guy Davis, and more.  

Ross Photo, NY / Universal Attractions

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on January 6, 2018, hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first part, hear tracks from The Yardbirds, Joe & Eddie,  Muddy Waters, The Black Keys, Leo Kottke, The White Stripes, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, The North Mississippi All Stars, and more.

In the second hour, hear Shamika Copeland,  Gil Scott Heron, Townes Van Zandt, Ry Cooder, Hot Tuna, Shuggie Otis, Morning 40 Federation, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band with Norah Jones, and more.   

Derrick Santini / buddyguy.net

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on December 16, 2017, hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first part, hear tracks from Frank Zappa, Leon Redbone, Honey El-Katib,   Johnny Shines, Mose Allison, Nina Simone, Ry Cooder, The Felice Brothers, Mississippi John Hurt, Eric Bibb, and more.

In the second hour, hear Hadda Brooks, Nazareth, Dr. John, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters & Johnny Winter, Roy Bookbinder, Mary Flowers, The Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Professor Longhair, and more.

pyengnyc.com

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

In the first part, hear tracks from Leo Kottke, Frank Zappa, The Black Keys, Sweet Honey in The Rock, Memphis Mini, Ry Cooder, Bob Dylan, Jimmy Burns, Jim Kweskin, Bo Diddly, and more.

In the second hour, hear James Cotton, Rory Gallagher, The John Butler Trio, Dave Van Ronk, Robert Lockwood Jr., John Prine, Pearl Jam, Pyeng Threadgill, Shuggie Otis, Steve Earle, Charles Bradley, and more.   

Crafton Barnes / ericgalesband.com

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

In the first part, hear tracks from The Black Keys, Eric Gales, Jack White, Taj Mahall, David Bromberg, Frank Zappa, Mississippi John Hurt, Willie Dixon, Ry Cooder, Led Zeppelin, and more.

In hour two, hear Johnny Cash, The Sojourners, Sly & The Family Stone, Blind Gary Davis, The Four Blazes, Alabama Shakes, Bob Dylan, Lead Belly, Rory Block, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Sam Cooke, Albert King, and more.

 

Artaxerxes / Creative Commons

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

In the first part, hear tracks from Ry Cooder, The Black Keys, Bukka White, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee, Johnny Jenkins, Rev. Horton Heat, Mississippi John Hurt, Eli Cook, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, John Lennon and more.

In the second hour, hear The Allman Brothers Band, Elmore James, Seth White, Josh Walker, Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix, and more.   

Chris Hakkens / Creative Commons

  

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on November 11, 2017, hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first part, hear tracks from Dan Auerbach, Taj Mahall, Corey Harris, John Lee Hooker, Memphis Slim, Susan Tedeschi, B.B. King, Victoria Spivey, The Jimmy Rodgers All Stars, Roy Book Binder, Rev. Gary Davis, The Blues Brothers, Robert Johnson, and more.

In part two, hear Ian & Sylvia, Johnny Cash, Mose Allison, Otis Spann, Bobby Rush, Nugrape Twins, Howlin’ Wolf, Keb’ Mo’, Woodbrain, Dennis Jones, Dr. John, Chet Atkins & Les Paul, and more.   

Louisiana State Museum

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

In the first hour, hear tracks from Muddy Waters, David Bromberg, Mississippi John Hurt, Doc & Merle Watson, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, B.B. King, Ry Cooder, Golden Gate Quartet, Dave Van Ronk, Bob Dylan, Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard, and more.

David Simpson / Creative Commons

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on October 28, 2017, hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Galactic, Howlin’ Wolf, B.B. King, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Seasick Steve, Ry Cooder, Albert King, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Afrissippi, Charlie Musselwhite, Little Walter and more.

In the second hour, hear Corey Harris, Samuel James, Barbara Blue, Boozoo Chavis, Muddy Waters, John Hammond, Woodbrain, Chris Thomas King, Dr. John, John Lennon, Joe Beard, The Jeff Healey Band, and more.

Tom Beetz / Creative Commons

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on October 21, 2017, hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from The Black Keys, Frank Zappa, Mussy Waters, The Beatles, Rev. Gary Davis, R.L. Burnside, James Brown, Robert Johnson, Golden Gate Quartet, Bo Diddley, Chris Thomas King, and more.  

In the second hour, hear Solomon Burke, Big Head Blues Club, Corey Harris, Dan Auerbach, Curtis Mayfield, Vic Chestnutt, Greg Brown, Dr.  john, Furry Lewis, and more.

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