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 aired on February 20, 2021 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Taj Mahal, Rev. Gary Davis, The Black Keys, Bob Dorough, B.B. King, The Persuasions, Rory Gallagher, Jim Byrnes, Sly & The Family Stone, Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues, Josh White, and more.

In the second hour, hear Catfish Keith, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Greg Brown, Asa Martin, Peter Parcek 3, John Lee Hooker, Bo Carter, Barry Levenson, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Nina Simone, G. Love, and more. 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on February 13, 2021 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Taj Mahal, The Doors, Leo Kottke, Robert Petway, Leon Redbone, Chris Smither, J.J. Cale, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Woodbrain, Swamp Cabbage, Leadbelly, and more.

In the second hour, hear Eugene Hideaway Bridges, The Four Blazes, Jocelyn Swigger, Skip James, Rory Block, Galactic, Floyd Dixon, John Mayall, Eric Bibb & Needed Time, Bukka White, Clothesline Revival, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on February 6, 2021 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from The Black Keys, Brad Vickers and HIs Vestapolitans, Blind Willie McTell, Robert Lockwood, Pat Donohue, Taj Mahal & Phantom Blues Band, Big Bill Broonzy, Rory Block, The Temptations, Chick Willis, Steve Guyger, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on January 30, 2021 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Jack White, Taj Mahal, Eric Gales, Willie Dixon, Ch. Williams, Frank Zappa, Little Walter, Led Zeppelin, Pyeng Threadgill, The Persuasions, Doc & Merle Watson, Sly & The Family Stone, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on January 23, 2021 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Bob Brozman, The Black Keys, Ry Cooder, Corey Harris, Mississippi John Hurt, Hazmat Modine, Howlin’ Wolf, Ndidi Onukwulu, Doc & Merle Watson, The Golden Gate Quartet, Johnny Otis, Rev. Gary Davis, and more.

In the second hour, hear Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Otis Redding, Watermelon Skim & Super Chikan, North Mississippi Allstars, Luther Allison, Leadbelly, Roosevelt Sykes, Dan Reeder, and more.  

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  An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on January 9, 2021 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Big Momma Thorton, Missy Elliot & The Black Keys, Frank Zappa, Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, North Mississippi Allstars, The Band, The Four Blazes, Dialect, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Bobby Rush, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on January 2, 2021 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Rev. Horton Heat, Ry Cooder, Charlie Louvin, Bob Dylan, The White Stripes, Dan Auerbach, Leadbelly, Dan Reeder, Cody ChesnuTT, The Felice Brothers, The Avett Brothers, The Yardbirds, Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon, Tom Waits, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on December 26, 2020 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Parliament, The Beatles, Ken Whiteley, Bob Dylan, The Black Keys, Doc & Merle Watson, Willie Lomax Blues Revue, Merle Travis, Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters, J.J. Cale, Big Joe & The Dynaflows, and more.

In the second hour, hear Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention, Dave Hole, Junior Wells & The Aces, Johnny Cash, Aux WoMdantso, Big Bill Broonzy, Blind Alfred Reed, Champion Jack Dupree, B.B. King, and more.

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

In the first hour, hear tracks from Skip James, Dan Auerbach, The Kinks, Hank Williams III, Hazmat Modine, R.L. Burnside, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Rogers, Ray Charles, Rory Gallagher, Robert Lockwood & Jr., The Beatles, and more.

In the second hour, hear Rev. Utah Smith, Henry Copper, Chuck Berry, Roy Book Binder, B.B. King, Roosevelt “Booba” Barnes & The Playboys, Led Zeppelin, Taj Mahal & The Hula Blues Band, Bob Brozman, and more. 

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

In the first hour, hear tracks from Rev. Gary Davis, The Black Keys, Harry Roy, Roger Miller, Ann Rabson with Bob Margolin, Doc & Merle Watson, Terry Evans, Mary Flower, The Nighthawks, Blue Bay, Bob Dylan, Hot Roux, Sleepy John Estes, Magic Sam, and more.

In the second hour, hear Tom Jones, Willie Dixon, The Memphis Jug Band, Frank Zappa, Jeannie & Jimmy Cheatum, John Lee Hooker, Led Zeppelin, Taj Mahal, The Fireballs, Nina Simone, Shuggie Otis, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on December 5, 2020 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear tracks from ZZ Top, The Golden Gate Quartet, Earl King, North Mississippi Allstars, Taj Mahal Trio, Etta James, Charlie Musselwhite, Joanna Carter, Willie Green, Nic Armstrong & The Thieves, and more.

In the second hour, hear Otis Rush, Rev. Jimmie Bratcher, Mississippi Matilda, Drink Small, David Bromberg, Doc Watson, Fred Price & Clint Howard, Colin Linden, Steppenwolf, Robert Johnson, and more.

WPSU Blues Archive - November 28, 2020

Nov 28, 2020
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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on November 28, 2020 and hosted Adam McMillan, sitting in for Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear tracks from Chris Smither, Big Maybelle, Nick Waterhouse, Seasick Steve, Chuck E. Weiss, Dion, Devin In A Woodpile, Louis Jordan, Howlin’ Wolf, Delta Moon, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on November 21, 2020 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear tracks from Ry Cooder, Frank Zappa, Taj Mahal, Gil Scott Heron, Yat-kha, The Blues Brothers, Doc Watson, The Black Keys, The Dixie Hummingbirds, Steve Earle, Paul Simon, Richie Havens, Casey Jones, and more.