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.

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.

 

Marilyn J. Stringer - Alligator Records / Creative Commons

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.

Phil Wight / Creative Commons

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.

Masahiro Sumori / Creative Commons

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.

Kenny Mathieson / eddireader.co.uk

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.

Neal Preston / greggallman.com

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.

Pumpkin Butter / Creative Commons

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. 

amosmilburn.com

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

In the first hour, hear tracks from Hazmat Modine, Rev. Gary Davis, The Black Keys, R.L. Burnside, Lead Belly, North Mississippi All Stars, Cory Harris, Bob Dylan. Willie Dixon, Nellie Florence, Led Zepplin, and more.

In the second hour hear Charlie Patton, Muddy Waters, Henry Gray, Terry Evans, Cripple Clarence Lofton, Professor Longhair, Johnny Otis, Albert King, Danny Brooks, Charlie Stone, Sonny Jones, Amos Milburn, and more. 

 

Helge Overas / Creative Commons

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

In the first hour, hear tracks from Nina Simone, Paul Brasch, Johnny Shines, Watermelon Slim, The Yardbirds, Frank Zappa, Leon Redbone, Shelia Wilcoxson, Eric Bibb, Ry Cooder, G-Love & The Special Sauce, and more.

In hour two, hear Leadbelly, Larkin Poe, Dr. John, Cephas & Wiggins, Roy Bookbinder, Greg Brown, Taj Mahall, Professor Longhair, Buddy Guy, Mary Flower, and more. 

Sumori / Creative Commmons

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

In the first hour, hear tracks from Rev. Horton Heat, Dan Auerbach,  Tuck & Patti, The White Stripes, Mel Tormé, Doc & Merle Watson, Elvis Presley, Cory Harris & Henry Butler, Mavis Staples, Koko Taylor, Rick Nelson, Rev. Gary Davis, Rory Block, and more.

In the second hour, hear Jimmy Rogers, Seasick Steve, Buckka White, Robert Lockwood Jr., Taj Mahall, Buddy Guy, George Baker Selection, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and more. 

chuckberry.com

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

In the first hour, hear tracks from Percy Sledge, Willie Dixon, Taj Mahall, Led Zeppelin, Jerry Douglas, Brad Vickers and His Vestapolitans, Canned Heat, Mississippi John Hurt, Rory Gallagher, Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon, The Champs and more.

In the second hour, hear The White Stripes, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, B.B. King, R.L. Burnside, Big Bill Bronzy, Chuck Berry, Catfish Keith, Lead Belly, and more. 

steveguyger.com

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

In the first hour, hear tracks from Sleepy John Estes, The Allman Brothers, Maybellle Carter, The Bill Murray Experience, Bob Dylan, Muddy Waters, Eric Gales, Canned Heat, and more.

In the second hour, hear Steve Guyger, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Chris Smithers, Dave Van Ronk, Johnny Cash, Charile Patton, and more.

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

In the first hour, hear tracks from The Dixie Hummingbirds, Alabama Shakes, Dan Auerbach, The White Stripes, Cake, Tom Waits, Jorma Kaukonen, Bukka White, Hazmat Modine, Jesse Fuller, Eric Bibb, Mulebone, and more.

In the second hour, hear Dorothy Love Coates, The Allman Brothers, Kris Kristofferson, Solomon Burke, Johnny Fuller, Leonard Cohen, Rev. Horton Heat, Mose Allison, Junior Wells & Earl Hooker, Robert Johnson, Little Walter, and more.

Alice Ochs / shelsilverstein.com

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

In the first hour, hear tracks from Jackson Browne, Big Bill Broonzy, The Black Keys, Josh Ritter, Ry Cooder, The North Mississippi All Stars, Jack White, Corky Siegel, Beck, and more.

In the second hour hear Kevin Burt, The White Stripes, Seasick Steve, Leo Kottke, Pops Staples, Cephas & Wiggins, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Bob Brozman, The Doug McMinn Band, Shel Silverstein, and more.   

Jerry Fitzpatrick / Creative Commons

  An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on January 5, 2019 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Chris Thomas King, Afrissippi, R.L. Burnside, The Clothesline Revival, The Hawketts, Jimi Hendrix, Joseph Spence, The Beatles, Alabama Shakes, Doc & Merle Watson, B.B. King, Rev. Gary Davis, and more.

In the second hour, hear Louisiana Red, Alan Youngblood Hart, Roy Acuff, Johnny Shines, Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Buddy Guy, Taj Mahall, Otis Clay, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, and more.

mayerhawthorne.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on December 29, 2018 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Frank Zappa, Otis Redding, Dan Auerbach, The Black Keys, The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet, Mayer Hawthorne, The Morning 40 Federation, Bo Diddly. Sly & The Family Stone, and more.

In the second hour, hear Jackie White, Leadbelly, John Hammond, Harmonica Shaw, Jimi Hendrix, Les Claypool, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Delaney & Bonnie, Gary Davis, and more.

corkymusic.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on December 22, 2018 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from The Dixie Hummingbirds, Dave Van Ronk, Alabama Shakes, Frank Zappa, Hot Tuna, John Lee Hooker, Mississippi John Hurt, Larkin Poe, Gil Scott Heron, The Persuasions, and more.

In the second hour, hear Canned Heat, The Siegel-Schwall Band, Leon Redbone, The Allman Brothers Band, Sleepy John Estes, Dr. John, Barebones, Clothesline Revival, and more. 

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on December 15, 2018 and hosted by Max Spiegel. In the first hour, hear tracks from Chuck Berry, Jerry Reed, The Black Keys, Jack White, Joesph Spence, Ry Cooder, Buddy Guy, Alabama Shakes, The Dixie Hummingbirds, Leon Redbone, Ben Harper, Yat-Kah, Rhianna, and more. In the second hour, hear Rory Gallagher, Dave Van Ronk, David Bromberg, The Blues Brothers, Gil Scott Heron, Larkin Poe, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rev. Gary Davis, The Soul Stirrers, and more.

Brian Marks / Creative Commons

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on December 8, 2018 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Nina Simone, The White Stripes, Corey Harris, Tom Waites, Devin In A Woodpile, Ray Charles, The Dixie Hummingbirds, Alabama Shakes, Etta James, John Martyn, Rory Gallagher, Mose Allison, Ry Cooder and more.

In the second hour, hear Magic Sam, Mississippi John Hurt, Eric Bibb, Leon Redbone, Gus Jenkins, Larkin Poe, The Four Blazes and more

David Rumley / whitneyshay.com

An archive recording for the WPSU Blues show as aired v on December 1, 2018 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from The Rising Suns, Rev. Gary Davis, Taj Mahall, Leon Redbone, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Doctor John, The Charlottesville All Stars, B.B. King, The Marcus King Band, The MSG Acoustic Blues Trio, and more.  

In hour two, hear Mississippi Fred McDowell, George “Harmonica” Smith, Bob Beach & Paul Wilkinson, John Lee Hooker, Hot Tuna, Whitney Shea, and more. 

Festival Eurockéennes / Creative Commons

An archive recording for the WPSU Blues show as aired on November 24, 2018 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Rev. Gary Davis, Hazmat Modine, Cephas & Wiggins, Super Freak, The Persuasions, Seasick Steve, Eric Clapton, and more. I

n the second hour, hear Ben Harper, White Stripes, James Brown, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Eric Bibb, Sonny Boy Williamson, and more. 

An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on November 17, 2018 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Hazmat Modine, Larkin Poe, Skip James, Homesick James, The Allman Brothers Band, Jesse Fuller, Townes Van Zandt, Catfish Keith, Sunnyland Slim, and more.

In the second hour, hear Ry Cooder, Cedric Burnside, Blind Blake, Sweet Honey In The Rock, Jack White, Vance Kelly, Rev. Gary Davis, Doc Watson, Big Joe Turner, Roosevelt Sykes, Muddy Waters, The MSG Acoustic Blues Trio, and more.

Jesse "Lone Cat" Fuller. (1896-1976)
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An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on November 10, 2018 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

 

In the first hour, hear tracks from The Blind Boys of Alabama, Larkin Poe, Victoria Williams, Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, Billie Holiday, Alabama Shakes, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jesse Fuller, James Cotton and Charlie Musselwhite, and more. 

 

diunna.com

An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on November 3, 2018 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Big Bill Bronzy, Ry Cooder, The Black Keys, Luther Allison, Diunna Greenleaf, Rev. Gary Davis, Steve Cohen, Doc & Merle Watson, Lead Belly, Cephas & Wiggins, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings, MSG Acoustic Blues Trio, and more.

In the second hour, hear Stevie Ray Vaughn, David Honeyboy Edwards, Sweet Honey In The Rock, Maria Mulduar with Dr. John, Catfish Keith, John Lee Hooker, and more.

 

Dwight McCann / Creative Commons

An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on October 27, 2018 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Larkin Poe, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Ry Cooder, Alabama Shakes, Devil In A Woodpile, Rev. Gary Davis, Nina Simone, Skip James, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Michael Hurley, and more.

In the second hour, hear The Mudcats, Joe Cocker, Willie Nelson, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Hot Tuna, Boz Scaggs, and more.

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An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on October 6, 2018 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from The Black Keys, Taj Mahal, The White Stripes, Earl King, Doc Watson, Cory Harris, Leon Redbone, Etta James, Muddy Waters, Lead Belly, John Lee Hooker, and more.  

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