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.

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)
Public Domain

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.

Public Domain

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.  

womeninrock.com

An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on September 29, 2018 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Rich Gallagher, The Black Keys, The Four Blazes, Speckled Red, Canned Heat, Blind Willie McTell, Cathy Jean, Charlie Musselwhite, Memphis Slim, Big Bill Bronzy, The Yardbirds, and more.

tommycastro.com

An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on August 18, 2018 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Tommy Castro, Otis Redding, Corey Harris, J.B. Hutto and The Hawks, John Hammond, Al Copley and The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Canned Heat, Rev. Gary Davis, Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson, Ma Rainey, B.B. King, and more.

In the second hour, hear Taj Mahall, Memphis Minnie, Muddy Waters, Cephas and Wiggins, J.J. Cale, Little Milton, and more.

guitarshorty.com

An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on August 11, 2018 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Buddy Guy,  Jimmy Roger All-Stars, Big Joe and the Dynaflows, Big Bill Bronzy, Otis Spann, Leon Redbone, Seasick Steve, Eric Bibb, Led Zeppelin, Bo Diddly, and more.

In the second hour hear Albert Collins, Rev. Gary Davis, Albert King, Dave Van Ronk, Guitar Shorty, Greg Brown, Elmore James, Freddy King, B.B. King, James Harmon, and more.

 

Thom Gilbert / charliemusselwhite.com

An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on July 21, 2018 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear tracks from Johnny Cash, Greg Brown, Bob Dylan, Taj Mahall, Professor Longhair, Bob Brozman, Nick Drake, Linsey Alexander, Dave Van Ronk, Roosevelt Sykes, Ian & Sylvia, Commodores, and more.

In the second hour, hear Junior Wells, The Yardbirds, Maybelle & Sara Carter Bayes, Willie Lomax Blues Revue, Charley Patton, Popa Chubby, Charlie Musselwhite, Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters, Lead Belly, Doc Watson, and more. 

shemekiacopeland.com

An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on July 7, 2018 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear tracks from Luther Allison, Big Bill Broonzy, Cory Harris, Earl King, Taj Mahall, Eden Brent, Muddy Waters, Super Chicken, Shemika Copeland, David Bromberg and more.

In the second hour, hear String Beans & The Stalkers, Big Joe Williams, The Yardbirds, Linda Hopkins, Walter Taylor, Tom Nelson, John Lee Hooker, Steve Cohen, Rory Gallagher, Willie Dixon, and more.

Jean-Luc Ourlin / Creative Commons

An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on June 30, 2018 and hosted by Max Spiegel, with a show featuring tracks released in 1972. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Dr. John, Frank Zappa, Doc Watson, Clarence Carter, The Staples Singers, Ry Cooder, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Albert King, Neil Young, Bob Marley and The Whalers, Lou Reed and more.

An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on June 16, 2018 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from The Persuasions, The Black Keys, Levon Helm, The Four Blazes, R.L. Burnside, Charles Williams, Doc Watson, Dixon Brothers, Canned Heat, Leadbelly, and more.

In the second hour, hear James Cotton with Billy Branch and Charles Musselwhite, Clifton Chenier, Guy Clark, Rory Block, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Eric Bibb, J.J. Cale, W.C. Spencer, The Chambers Brothers, Leon Redbone, Otis Spann, and more.

Jane Richey / jjcale.com

An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on June 9, 2018 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Willie Lomax, David “Honeyboy" Edwards, Mac Arnold, Robin Holcomb, Robert Johnson, Bukka White, Blind Willie McTell, Elvis Presley, Etta James, John Coltrane, Ike Turner, and more.

In the second hour, hear  Brad Vickers and His Vestapolitans, Allen Toussiant, Buddy Moss, Big Momma Thornton, Pops Staples, J.J. Cale, Earl Hooker, Mavis Staples, and more. 

An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on June 2, 2018 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

This week, Max welcomes special guest Jerry Zolten who talks about the new documentary “How They Got Over: Gospel Quartets and The Road to Rock & Roll.”  The film will have a free screening on Thursday, June 12, at 7pm at the State Theatre. Zolten, who is a Penn State professor and American roots music authority, is a co-producer of the film and on screen narrator.

bettyelavette.com

An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on May 19, 2018 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Buddy Guy, The Boogie Kings, Rev. Gary Davis, Taj Mahal, John Lee Hooker, Tony Hollins, Bettye LaVette, Lead Belly, Howlin’ Wolf, Sonny Land Slim, Roy Bookbinder, Mudcat, and more.

In the second hour hear Brownie McGhee, Sonny Boy Williamson, Canned Heat, B.B. Kink, Tommy Johnson, Mike Bloomfield, Doc Watson, Earl Hooker, Mississippi John Hurt, Etta James and more. 

christhomasking.com

An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on May 12, 2018 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear tracks from Parliament, Blind Boys of Mississippi, Doc Watson, B.B. King, Eden Brent, Seth Walker, The Black Keys, Blind Willie McTell, Memphis Slim, Muddy Waters, Junior Kimbrough, Dave Van Ronk, Frank Zappa, Sugar Pie Desanto, J.J. Cale and more.

In the second hour, hear Howlin' Wolf, Susan Tedeschi, Etta James, Beck, Rory Block, Bob Brozman, Develle Crawford, Chris Thomas King, David Bromberg, Ry Cooder, Jesse Fuller and more. 

georgethorogood.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on May 5, 2018, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear Betty LaVette, The Stone Foxes, Alabama Shakes, Galactic, Maria Muldaur, Jorma Kaukonen, George Thorogood, Willie Dixon, Mavis Staples, The Memphis Jug Band, and more.

In the second hour, hear The North Mississippi All Stars, Nina Simone, White Stripes, Jeff Beck, Doc & Merle Watson, John Hurt, Taj Mahal, The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet, Cephas & Wiggins, Eric Clapton, and more. 

Atlantic Records

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on April 28, 2018, and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the firdst hour, hear Ken Whitley, Buddy Guy, Supertramp, The Black Keys, Lead Belly, Ray Charles, Ry Cooder, The Blues Brothers, Lonnie Donegan, Willie Green, Albert King, Frank Zappa, and more.

In the second hour, hear David Maxwell and Louisiana Red, Joseph Spence, Morning 40 Federation, Sly & The Family Stone, Tampa Red, Robert Johnson, Chuck Berry, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, and more.   

Rob Bogaerts / National Archive - NL / Creative Commons

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on April 21, 2018, and hosted by Max Spiegel. It’s Max’s annual “birthday show” with a selection of songs from across the music spectrum  

In the first hour, hear tracks from Led Zeppelin, Tom Waites, Prince, Alabama Shakes, Hazmat Modine, Frank Zappa, Ray Charles, Mel Tormé, G-love and The Special Sauce, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Devin In A Woodpile, The White Stripes, The Modern Lovers, and more.

allmusic.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on April 15, 2018, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Canned Heat, Rev. Horton Heat, Mavis Staples, Taj Mahal, Thunderbitch, B.B. King,  Jack White, Galactic, Bobby Blue Band, Johnny Cash, Jimmy Rogers, and more.

In the second hour, hear John Butler Trio, John Lennon, Dan Pickett, Roosevelt “The Honeydripper” Sykes, Buddy Guy, KoKo Taylor,  Mean Gene Kelton, Townes Van Zandt, Merle Travis, Big Bill Broonzy, Champion Jack Dupree, and more.

 

Steve Proctor / Creative Commons

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on April 7, 2018, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from The Felice Brothers, Rev. Gary Davis, Cephas & Wiggins, The Persuasions, Seasick Steve, Eric Clapton, Leadbelly, Joe Willy Wilkins, Rory Block, and more.

In the second hour hear Bukka White, The Clothesline Revival, Swamp Cabbage, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Ben Harper, The White Stripes, James Brown, Robert Johnson, Satan & Adams, North Mississippi All Stars, Canned Heat, Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, and more. 

larkinpoe.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on March 31, 2018, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from The Black Keys, Larkin Poe, The Beatles, Nathaniel Ratliff and The Night Sweats, Chris Smithers, Danielle Nichole, Muddy Waters, Entanglement, Skip James, Jimi Hendrix and more.

In the second hour, hear Thin Lizzie, Memphis Slim and Willie Dixon, Guy Davis, Alabama Shakes, Odetta, Eden Brent, and more.  

lucindawilliams.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on March 17, 2018, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Dr. John, Sam Cooke, ZZ Top, The Black Keys, Rev. Gary Davis with Sonny Terry, Corey Harris, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, The Yardbirds, Robert Wilkins, and more.

In the second hour, hear Alabama Shakes, Skip James, Lucinda Williams, Greg Brown, Stringbean and The Stalkers, Dave Van Ronk, and more.   

Tony Hisgett / Creative Commons

 An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on March 10, 2018, and hosted by Craig Johnson. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Lyle Lovett, B.B. King, Tony Lynn Washington, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Kenny Neal, Robert Cray,  Ray Charles, Ruth Brown, Brian Setzer, Etta James, Joe Cocker, John Mayall & the Blues Breakers, and more.

In the second hour, hear Howlin Wolf, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Queen Bee and the Blue Hornet Band, Professor Longhair, Peter Green, The Nighthawks, Koko Taylor, Elmore James and more.

 

Ron Kroon / Dutch National Archives, The Hague, (ANEFO)

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on February 24, 2018, and hosted by Max Spiegel.  

In the first hour, hear tracks from Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Nina Simone, Sam Cooke, Alabama Shakes, Hot Tuna, Rev. Gary Davis, Ry Cooder, Dr. John, Michael Hurley, Cory Harris, Little Feat, and more.

In the second hour, hear Zuzu Bollin, The Dixie Hummingbirds, Skip James, The White Stripes, Willie Dixon, Jimmy Witherspoon, Wilson Pickett, Frank Zappa, and more.

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