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 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.

WPSU Blues Archive - November 14, 2020

Nov 14, 2020
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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on November 15, 2020 and hosted Adam McMillan, sitting in for Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Mordicai Jones, Pappo’s Blues, Paul Burch, Darondo, Lisa Bassenge, Essie Jenkins, The Como Mamas, Chris Stapleton, Lil’ Bob and The Lollipops, and more.

In the second hour, hear C.W. Stoneking, Early James, Ramsay Midwood, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Chuck Berry, Joe Loggins, ZZ Top, Blind Willie McTell, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on October 24, 2020 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Eric Clapton, The Felice Brothers, Cephas & Wiggins, The White Stripes, The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet, The Persuasions, Lead Belly, Robert Johnson, Sweet Honey In The Rock, The Black Keys and more.

In the second hour, hear Canned Heat, The Missing Persons Soup Kitchen Gospel Quartet, The North Mississippi All Stars, Ben Harper, James Brown, Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters, Leo Kottke, Rev. Gary Davis, and more.

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  An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on October 17, 2020 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear tracks from The Staple Singers, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Bill Morrissey, George Thorogood, Rory Gallagher, Buddy Guy, Nikki & Rich, Joseph Spence, Little Walter, Big Joe Williams, Galactic, and more.

In the second hour, hear Doc & Merle Watson, Dan Pickett, Swamp Cabbage, Gil Scott Heron, Otis Spann, Willie Nelson, Mississippi John Hurt, Ry Cooder, Corky Seigel, Diana Washington, Lead Belly, and more.