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 December 7, 2019 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear tracks from Cody Chesnutt, The Alabama Shakes, Ry Cooder, Aretha Franklin, Mose Allison, Nina Simone, Jeff Tweedy, The Band with Paul Butterfield, Doc Watson, and more.

In the second hour, hear Rory Block, Dr. John, Keb’ Mo’, The Cowboy Junkies, Tommie Johnson, Jefferson Airplane, Leadbelly, Duke Robillard, Sunnyland Slim, and more.

 

bbking.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on November 23, 2019 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Sunnyland Slim, Nina Simone, Leo Kottke, Golden Gate Quartet, The Black Keys, Uncle Tupelo, Bob Dylan, B.B. King, Alice Gerrard & Hazel Dickens, The Four Blazes, and more.

In the second hour, hear Leadbelly, Canned Heat, John Prine, Jonathan Franklin Hawkins, Chris Smither, The Band, Slim Harpo, Greg Brown, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, and more. 

officialcjchenier.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on November 16 , 2019 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Parliament, Etta James, Ry Cooder, Peggy Seeger, Teresa Carter & The Rhythm Tramps, The White Stripes, Bob Dylan, Son House, Boozoo Chavis, Alabama Shakes, Paul Gayten, and more.

maryflower.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on November 9 , 2019 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear tracks from The Missing Persons Soup Kitchen Gospel Quartet, Doc Watson, Rev. Horton Heat, Junior Wells & The Aces, The Yardbirds, Memphis Slim, Mary Flower, Seth Walker, T. Bone Walker Quintet, Diunna Greenleaf & The Blue Mercy Band, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on November 2 , 2019 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear tracks from Catfish Keith, Andre Williams, John Hiatt, The Black Keys, Muddy Waters, Bob Brozman, B.B. King, Rev. Gary Davis, The Yardbirds, and more.

In the second hour, hear Chris Cain, Champion Jack Dupree, The Siegel-Schwall Band, Cory Harris, Led Zeppelin, Taj Mahall, Little Feat, John Lee Hooker, Johnny Cash, and more.

 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on October 26 , 2019 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

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  An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on October 19 , 2019 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Lou Reed, Dr. John, Doc Watson, Gil Scott Heron, Frank Zappa, Paul Simon, Jethro Tull, The Grateful Dead, Loudon Wainwright III, Albert King, and more.

In the second hour hear The Who, J.J. Cale, Big Guitar Red, Shamika Copeland, Canned Heat, Thomas Dorsey, The Allman Brothers Band, Stevie Wonder, Rolling Stones, Little Walter and more. 

 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on October 12 , 2019 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from The Blind Boys of Alabama, Bob Dylan, Nina Simone, Mel Torme, Dorothy Love Coates, Frank Zappa, John Lee Hooker, Otis Spann, B.B. King, The Band, and more.

In the second hour, hear Freddie King, Canned Heat, Rev. Alex Bradford, Vic Chesnutt, Keb' Mo’, Rev. Gary Davis, J.J. Cale, Jimmy Rogers, Guy Davis, and more. 

Alligator Records

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on September 28 , 2019 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Taj Mahal and Gregg Allman, The White Stripes, Leo Kotkee, Mike Gordon, The Blues Brothers with Ray Charles, R.L. Burnside, Professor Longhair, B.B. King, Canned Heat, The Siegel-Schwall Band, and more.

In the second hour, hear Etta James, Harmonica Fats, Mississippi John Hurt, Louis Armstrong and His Hot 5, Cat Stevens, Doc & Merle Watson, J.J. Cale, Albert Collins, Dave Riley, Johnnie Johnson, and more. 

lucindawilliams.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on September 21, 2019 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from The North Mississippi All Stars, Rev. Gary Davis with Sonny Terry, Victoria Williams, The Black Keys, John Lee Hooker, Bob Dylan, Bo Diddly, Muddy Waters, The Dixie Hummingbirds, Van Morrison, Chet Atkins, The Band, and more.

revgarydavis.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on September 14, 2019 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Otis Rush, Rev. Gary Davis, Michele Lancaster & Sweet Honey In The Rock, The Black Keys, The Persuasions, The White Stripes, Luther Dixon & The Rising Stars, Bob Dylan, Harry Connick Jr., Aaron Neville, Joseph Spence, John Lee Hooker, and more.

In the second hour, hear The Jimmy Rogers All Stars, Josh White, Mac Arnold, Buddy Guy, Chris Smither, Blind Boy Fuller, Lowell Fulson, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on September 7, 2019 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Sister Rosetta Tharpe, The White Stripes, The Black Keys, Ry Cooder, Cephas and Wiggins, Taj Mahal, Tuck & Patti, Super Tramp, Bob Brozman, Lonnie Donegan, C.B. and The Axe Gang, and more.

In the second hour, hear Muddy Waters, Woodbrain, Julie Lee, Frank Zappa, Seth Walker, Little Milton, Mark Hummel, Robert Wilkins, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, and more. 

linnzizaorski.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on August 24, 2019 and hosted by Max Spiegel.  

In the first hour, hear tracks from Bob Brozman, Chet Atkins & Merle Travis, The North Mississippi All Stars, R.L. Burnside, Frank Zappa, Sheila Wilcoxson, John Hammond, Charles Brown, Robert Johnson, J.J. Cale, Canned Heat and more.

In the second hour, hear Hot Tuna, Howlin’ Wolf, Rev. Alec Bradford, Buddy Guy, Linnzi Zaorski, The Band, Forest City Joe, Lead Belly, Otis Spann, Lowell Fulson, and more. 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on August 17, 2019 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Ry Cooder, Frank Zappa, Nina Simone, Louie Louie, Otis Redding, Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet, Alabama Shakes, Otis Rush, The Black Keys, Gil Scott Heron, Maria Muldaur, The Four Blazes, and more.

In the second hour, hear Hazmat Modine, R.L. Burnside, Greg Brown, Rev. Horton Heat, Bob Dylan, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Josh White, Commander Cody, Little Feat, The White Stripes, Cory Harris, and more. 

sallyspring.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on July 27, 2019 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear tracks from David Bromberg, Frank Zappa, Chris Smither, Dave Van Ronk, Ry Cooder, Rory Block, Jimi Hendrix, Canned Heat, Etta James, Leonard Cohen, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Kerry Ley, J.J. Cale and more.

In the second hour, hear Rev. Gary Davis, Sally Spring, Robert McCoy, Otis Redding, Eugene Chadborne, Johnny Johnson, Greg Brown, Eric Clapton, The Boogie Kings, “Spider” John Koerner, Davell Crawford, and more. 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on July 13, 2019 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Muddy Waters, Pacific Gas & Electric, Taj Mahal, The Supersuckers, Siegel-Schwall Band, The Modern Lovers, Ry Cooder, The Felice Brothers, and more.

jamesharman.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on June 29, 2019 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Taj Mahal, John Lennon, James Harman, Larry Garner, Big Joe Turner, Cary Bell, Rev. Gary Davis, Champion Jack Dupree, Bob Dylan, Last Chance Jug Band, Rory Brock, and more.  

In the second hour, hear Rich Gallagher, Canned Heat, Marcia Ball, John Hammond, Eric Bibb, Maria Muldaur, Buddy Guy, Buddy Scott, Roosevelt “Booba” Barnes, Eddie Taylor Jr., and more. 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on June 22, 2019 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from The Morning 40 Federation, the Black Keys, Mississippi John Hurt, Ry Cooder, Afroman, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Memphis Jug Band, Lead Belly, John Lee Hooker, Doc Watson, Sonny Terry, Bobby Charles, Speckle Red, and more.

In the second hour, hear Rev. Gary Davis, Willie Dixon, R.L. Burnside, Hot Tuna, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, The North Mississippi All Stars, Molly Mason & Jay Ungar, Jessie Fuller, Etta Jones, and more.

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on June 15, 2019 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear tracks from Conor Oberst, Merle Travis, R.L. Burnside, Etta James, The Black Keys, Robert Johnson, Chris Smither, John Lee Hooker, Greg Brown, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Frank Zappa, and more.

In the second hour, hear Dave Spenser & Barkerville Smith, Albert King, Corky Siegel, Larry Gamer, Eric Bibb, David Honeyboy Edwards, Big Time Sarah, Cephas & Wiggins, B.B. King, and more.

ericgalesband.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on June 8, 2019 and hosted by Max Spiegel. In the first hour, hear tracks from The Black Keys, Eric Gales, Jack White, Taj Mahal, Sly & The Family Stone, Rev. Gary Davis, Led Zeppelin, and more. In the second hour, hear Albert King, Hazmat Modine, Muddy Waters, Dr. John, Bob Dylan, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Catfish Keith, Jimi Hendrix, Tom Waites, Ray Charles, and more. 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on June 1, 2019 and hosted by Max Spiegel. This week, a special tribute to Leon Redbone who passed away this week.  

In the first hour, in addition to tracks from Redbone, hear, Norma Tanega, Johnny Winters, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Ry Cooder, David Bromberg, B.B. King, The Beatles, Mississippi John Hurt, and more.

In the second hour, hear Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Leo Kottke, Chris Smithers, Big Bill Bronzy, Memphis Slim, Alabama Shakes, and more.

 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on May 25, 2019 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear Leon Redbone, Bob Dylan, John Lee Hooker, Five Blind Boys of Alabama, Mose Allison, Rev. Gary & Ann Davis, Tom Waites, Etta James, Catfish Keith, The Dixie Hummingbirds, The David Bromberg Band, and more.

In the second hour hear John Long, Rory Gallagher, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Norah Jones, Mitch Kashmir, Merle Travis, Muddy Waters, Robert Longwood Jr., Jarekus Singleton, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on May 18, 2019 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear The Yardbirds, Rev. Gary Davis, Ry Cooder, Taj Mahall, Dan Auerbach, The Black Keys, Nina Simone, Blind Blake, John Hammond, Jmaes Brown, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and more.

In the second hour, hear Memphis Jug Band, Gillian Welsh, Townes Van Zandt, Muddy Waters, Sly & The Family Stone, Jimmy Rogers, The White Stripes, Roosevelt Sykes, Snooky Pryor, B.B. King, Beans Hambone, Lead Belly, and more.

sethwalker.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on May 11, 2019 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear Robert Johnson, Cory Harris, Speckled Rat, Frank Zappa, The Black Keys, KoKo Taylor, Seth Walker, Taj Mahall, The Jimmy Rogers All Stars, Elizabeth Cotton, Rev. Gary Davis, and more.

In the second hour, hear Brother Bill Lewis & Utah Smith, Chris Smithers, The Last Chance Jug Band, Tedeschi-Trucks Band, and more.

eugenechadbourne.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on May 4, 2019 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear Dave Van Ronk, Devil in a Woodpile, Blind Boys of Alabama, The North Mississippi All Stars, Taj Mahall, Bukka White, Bill Morrissey, The Black Keys, Eugene Chadbourne, Professor Longhair, Alabama Shakes, Otis Redding, and more.

In the second hour, hear James Cotton, Cephas & Wiggins, J.J. Cale, John Lee Hooker, Roger Miller, Blind Willie McTell, Chuck Berry, Brownie McGhee, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on April 27, 2019 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear Junior Wells, The North Mississippi All Stars, Dave Van Ronk, Dan Auerbach, Jack White, Hot Tuna, Mike Hurley, Etta James, The Blues Brothers, and more.

In the second hour, hear Lead Belly, Joe Williams, Jesse Fuller, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, W.C. Clark, Bela Fleck, B.B. King, The Bobby Blue Band, Greg Brown, Bo Diddly, Rory Bookbinder, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on April 20, 2019 and hosted by Max Spiegel. This week, its Max’s 5th Annual Max’s Birthday Show where the program is filled with his favorite songs. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Ry Cooder, Prince, Rev. Gary Davis, Led Zeppelin, Ray Charles, Mel Tormé, Richard Thompson, Tom Waites, Jack Shelton, Bob Dylan, Brad Vickers and His Vestapolitans, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on April 13, 2019 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Loaded Dice, Ry Cooder, Shuggie Otis, Big Bill Bronzy, Bob Dylan, Dr. John, Etta James, Ghost Town Blues Band, Gregg Allman, Skip James, Lovin’  Spoonful, The Black Keys, and more.

In the second hour, hear The Bill Murray Experience, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Bob Brozman, Samantha Fish, The Tedeschi Trucks Band, John Lee Hooker, Super Chicken, Mississippi Fred McDowell, and more.   

delbert.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on March 23, 2019 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from J.J. Cale, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Galactic, Brownie McGhee, Alabama Shakes, North Mississippi All Stars, Sleepy John Estes, Delbert McClinton, Woody Guthrie, The Mothers of Invention, Lead Belly, Blind Willie McTell, Little Walter, The Allman Brothers, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on March 16, 2019 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Edgar Blanchard, Cat Stevens, The Beatles, The Chiffons, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Iron & Wine, The Siegel-Schwall Band, Josh White, The Black Keys, J.J. Cale, and more.

In the second hour, hear Lead Belly, Muddy Waters, Frank Zappa, John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Reed, Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues, Eaton Brandt, Merle Travis, Sleepy John Estes, Bo Diddly, Ray Charles & Natalie Cole, and more. 

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