Blue Light Boogie

Fridays From 9-11PM

"I got hooked on the blues the day I realized all of my favorite rock 'n' roll songs were really blues," says Art Hooker, host of YPR's Blue Light Boogie.

This two-hour program takes the listener from the blues' mighty traditions to its latest releases, with a bit of history and a lot of context from Art, who is also a musician with time logged in everything from polka bands to bar-burning boogie woogie combos.

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Playlist #1826 Oct. 6, 2017

“Where The Yellow Cross The Dog”, Corey Harris, Downhome Sophisticate, Rounder Records, http://www.corey-harris.com http://www.rounder.com

“New Frisco Train”, Bukka White, Memphis Country Blues vol. 1, Memphis Archives

“Morning Train”, Precious Bryant, The Truth, Terminus Records, http://www.preciousbryant.com http://www.terminusrecords.com

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Playlist #1825 Sept. 29, 2017

“Midnight Special Blues”, Cryin’ Sam Collins, Jailhouse Blues, Yazoo Records, http://www.shanachie.com/genres/yazoo

“Yellow Dog  Blues”, ‘Cryin’ Sam Collins, Jailhouse Blues, Yazoo Records, http://www.shanachie.com/genres/yazoo

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Playlist #1823 Sept. 15, 2017

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1, Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

“Telephone King”, John Mooney, Telephone King, Powerhouse Records, http://www.powerhouserecords.com

“You Got The Wrong Number”, E.C. Scott, Come Get Your Love, Blind Pig Records, http://www.ecscott.com http://www.blindpigrecords.com

Blue Light Boogie: Money

Sep 25, 2017
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Join us for a three hour special  pledge edition of the Blue Light Boogie with Art Hooker. You can get the blues on YPR every Friday night from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tune in or stream us online. 

Playlist #1824 Sept. 22, 2017

“Broke And Ain’t Got A Dime”, Precious Bryant, Fool Me Good, Terminus Records, http://www.preciousbryant.com/biography

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This week on the Blue Light Boogie, your host Art Hooker brings you sets on Johns, household architecture, and walls. Tune in every Friday night from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., or stream us online. 

Playlist #1822 Sept. 8, 2017

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1, Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

“Join The Band”, John Davis And The Sea Island Singers, Alan Lomax Popular Songbook (various artists), Rounder Records, http://www.rounder.com

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Take a journey through time and space this week on the Blue Light Boogie with Art Hooker. Tune in from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. every Friday evening, or stream it from your desktop or mobile device.

Playlist #1820 Sep. 1, 2017

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1, Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

“Travelin’ Blues”, Blind Willie McTell, The Story Of The Blues (various artists), Columbia/Legacy Records

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This week on the Blue Light Boogie, stay inside and tune into sets on all things creepy and crawly. Art Hooker is your host every Friday night from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tune in or stream it from your desktop or mobile device.

Playlist #1820 Aug. 25, 2017

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This week with Art Hooker, we have sets on aging and eyes. No matter how old you are, you can always keep an eye on the Blue Light Boogie every Friday night from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tune in or stream it from your desktop or mobile device.

Playlist #1819 Aug. 11, 2017

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This week on Blue Light Boogie, Art Hooker's "trilogy" of time continues with the fourth episode of the series. 

Take some time to catch Art Hooker every Friday on YPR from 9 to 11 p.m. Tune in or stream it from your desktop or mobile device.

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1, Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

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This week on the Blue Light Boogie, we wrap up our final episode on time. It may be the last time in this three-part series, but you can still catch Art Hooker every week here on YPR from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tune in or stream it from your desktop or mobile device.

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