Max Spiegel

Blues Host

Max is a Song Collector & Community Cultivator, Web & Social Media Pioneer, Public Radio Producer & Host and Musician. He also scores and soundtracks films for Alpaca Pictures. Their latest full length feature film 99% Sure picked up a win at New Hope Film Fest and their last short Bird Watching won Best Picture (and 5 other awards) at the 2011 Philly 48 Hour Film Fest! Max also sings a lot of monkey songs and not just because he is raising 3 monkeys of his own.

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  An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on September 19, 2020 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear tracks from Ry Cooder, Bob Brozman, The Black Keys, Blind Willie, Johnny Fuller, Alabama Shakes, Leon Redbone, Lonnie Johnson, Nina Simone, B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and more.

In the second hour, hear Johnny Cash, The North Mississippi All Stars, Muddy Waters, Bob Dylan, Professor Longhair, Big Bill Bronzy, Buddy Moss, Cedric Burnside, Doc Watson, Taj Mahall & Toumani Diabate, Johnny Lang, and more. 

 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on September 12, 2020 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from The Flying Burrito Brothers, Ry Cooder, Lead Belly, Aaron Neville, Frank Zappa, Rev. Gary Davis, The White Stripes with Jack White, Johnny Cash, Afroman, and more.

In the second hour, hear Sheila Wilcox, John Lee Hooker, The Dixie Hummingbirds, The Black Keys, Buddy Guy, Willie Dixon, Cake, Watermelon Slim, and more. 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on August 29, 2020 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Merle Travis, Jimi Hendrix, Dr. John, Taj Mahal with The Pointer Sisters, Rev. Horton Heat, Michele Lancaster, The Black Keys, Curtis Mayfield, Mitch Kashmar, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Michael Hurley, Joe & Eddie, Little Jimmy King, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on August 22, 2020 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear tracks from Tom Waites, Mel Torme, Mississippi John Hurt, The Kinks, Josh Ritter, Doc & Merle Watson, The North Mississippi All Stars, Blind Boys of Alabama, Honeyboy Edwards & James Cotton, Dave Van Ronk, and more.

In the second hour, hear The Felice Brothers, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, The Four Blazes, Chris Smither, Rev. Gary Davis, Jelly Roll Morton, Frank Zappa, Guy Davis, J.J. Cale, and more.

 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on August 8, 2020 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Diamond Jim Green, Bob Dylan, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Johnny Otis, Dr. John, Alabama Shakes, The Black Keys, Shuffles & Rope, Detroit Junior, Michael Hurley, Skip James, John Hammond Sr., and more.

In the second hour, hear Bob Brozman, The Temptations, Dave Van Ronk, Ry Cooder, Modest Mouse, Willie Buck, Rockin’ Johnny, Frank Zappa with Captain Beefheart, Josh White, The White Stripes, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on August 1, 2020 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Mississippi John Hurt, John Lee Hooker, Victoria Williams, Hazmat Modine, Casey Jones, Ryan Spearman, Megan Slankard, Otis Spann, Bob Dylan, Chet Atkins & Jerry Reed, and more.

In the second hour, hear The Grateful Dead, Otis Taylor, Jesse Fortune, Hot Sauce Johnson,  The Harvard Crocodiles, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Van Morrison, Hot Tuna, Chet Atkins & Mark Knopfler, Diamond Jim Green, and more.

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  An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on July 25, 2020 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Ry Cooder, Taj Mahal, Chuck Berry, Jack White, Big Bill Bronzy, Catfish Keith, The North Mississippi All Stars, Hot Tuna, Led Zeppelin, The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet, Dr. John, Rory Gallagher, and more.

In the second hour, hear Rev. Gary Davis, Muddy Waters, John Sebastian, The White Stripes, Robert Palmer, Chick Willis, Leo Kottke, Lead Belly, Johnny Copeland, and more. 

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  An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on July 11, 2020 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Frank Zappa, Muddy Waters, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Shamika Copeland, Super Sucker, Jack Sheldon, Merle Travis, John Cleary, B.B. King, The Black Keys, and more.

In the second hour, hear Devil In a Woodpile, Buddy Scott, Eric Gales, The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Beatles, Bob Dylan with The Band, Bob Brozman, Leo Kottke, Ry Cooder, Otis Redding, Southern Avenue, and more. 

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  An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on June 27, 2020 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Alabama Shakes, North Mississippi All Stars, Little Walter, Black Keys, Lead Belly, Rev. Gary Davis, Frank Robins, and more.

In the second hour, hear Bob Dylan, Howlin’ Wolf, Eric Bibb & Levi Sanders, Doc Watson, Tedeschi-Trucks Band, R.L. Burnside, Grateful Dead, Eric Burdon & War, The Beatles, Ken’ Mo’, and more.