Blue Light Boogie

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"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 #1910 Jun. 15, 2018

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

“If It Ain’t Me (Who Are You Thinking Of)”, Jimmy Rogers, The Complete Chess Recordings, MCA/Chess Records

“Who Were You Thinking Of?”, Nikki Hill, Here’s Nikki Hill, Deep Fryed Records, http://www.nikkihillmusic.com

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Playlist #1909 Jun. 8, 2018

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

“Crazy Blues”, Mamie Smith, The Best Of Mamie Smith, Columbia/Legacy Records , http://www.legacyrecordings.com

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Playlist #1908 Jun. 1, 2018

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

“Clothespin Blues”, Jimmy Rushing, Shoutin’ Swingin And Makin’ Love, MCA/Chess Records

“Laundromat Blues”, Albert King, Born Under A Bad Sign, Stax Records, http://www.staxrecords.com

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Playlist #1907 May 25, 2018

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

“Work House Blues”, Bessie Smith, The Complete Recordings vol. 2, Columbia/Legacy Records, http://www.legacyrecordings.com

“Barrelhouse Woman”, Leroy Carr, The Best Of Leroy Carr, Columbia/Legacy Records

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Playlist #1906 May 18, 2018

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

“The Dyin’ Crapshooter’s Blues”, Blind Willie McTell, Last Session, Prestige/Bluesville Records

“Mrs. Delion’s Lament”, David Bromberg, Reckless Abandon, Fantasy Records, http://www.davidbromberg.net http://www.fantasyrecordings.com

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 Playlist #1905 May 11, 2018

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

“The First Man (Who Ever Had The Blues)”, Hoopsnakes, Jump In And Hang On, self release

“Caveman”, Barrence Whitfield And The Savages, Ritual Of The Savages, Demon Records, http://www.barrencewhitfieldsavages.com

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Playlist #1904 May 4, 2018

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

“Hard Hearted Hannah”, Ray Charles, Genius And Soul (Box Set), Rhino Records, http://www.raycharles.com http://www.rhino.com

“Mojo Hannah”, Neville Brothers, Neville-Ization, Demon Records

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Playlist #1903 Apr. 27, 2018

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

“Smokin’ Blues”, Blues Union, Extra Blue, Burnt Skillet Records

“Smokestack Lightning”, John Blues Boyd, Howlin’ At Greaseland (various artists), West Tone Records

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Playlist #1902 Apr. 20, 2018

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

“Catfish Blues”, Robert Petway, Lonesome Road Blues 1926-1941 (various artists), Yazoo Records

“Catfish Blues”, Jimi Hendrix, Blues, MCA Records, http://www.jimihendrix.com

“Catfish Blues”, Taj Mahal, Kulanjan, Hannibal Records, http://www.tajblues.com

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Playlist #1901 Apr. 13, 2018 Telephones

“Telephoning The Blues”, Victoria Spivey, Better Boot That Thing Great Women Blues Singers Of The 1920’s (various artists), RCA Victor Records, http://www.spiveyrecords.com http://www.rcarecords.com

“Call Operator 210”, Floyd Dixon, Marshall Texas Is My Home, Specialty Records

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