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 #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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Playlist #1852 Apr. 6, 2018 FUNDER

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

“Walk Right In”, Cannon’s Jug Stompers, Roots Of Rock, Yazoo Records

“Hound Dog”, Big Mama Thornton, Jump Blues Classics, Rhino Records, http://www.rhino.com

“The Train Kept A Rollin’”, Tiny Bradshaw, Jump Blues Classics, Rhino Records, http://www.rhino.com

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Playlist #1851 Mar. 30, 2018

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

“Reap What You Sow (aka Bad Woman Blues)”, Guitar Slim, Sufferin’ Mind, Specialty Records

“Reaping Time”, Selwyn Birchwood, Pick Your Poison, Alligator Records, http://www.selwynbirchwood.com http://www.alligator.com

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Program #1850

“The Dark Town Strutter’s Ball”, Alberta Hunter, Amtrak Blues, Columbia Records, http://www.columbiarecords.com

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”, Ma Rainey, The Essential Ma Rainey, Classic Blues

“Shimmy She Wobble”, Napoleon Strickland, Mississippi Delta Blues Jams vol. 1, Arhoolie Records, http://www.folkways.si.edu/arhoolie

“Charleston” James P. Johnson, Carolina Shout, Biograph Records

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Playlist #1849 Mar. 16, 2018

“Tain’t No Sin”, Ottilie Patterson, That Patterson Girl, Lake Records, http://www.fellside.com

“Dance With Me Henry”, Etta James, Tuff Lover, Ace Records, http://www.acerecords.co.uk

“Land Of 1,000 Dances”, Wilson Pickett, Greatest Hits, Atlantic Records, http://www.wilsonpickett.com http://www.atlanticrecords.com

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Playlist #1848 Mar. 9, 2018

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

“Hi-Heel Sneakers”, Little Tommy Tucker, Footstompin’ Oldies (various artists), Dunhill Compact Classics

“High Heel Blues”, James Kinds, Love You From The Top, Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

“Red Shoes By The Drugstore”, Tom Waits, Blue Valentine, Elektra Records, http://www.tomwaits.com

MihoFix

Playlist #1847 Mar. 2, 2018

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

“Born On The River”, Hurricane Ruth, Born On The River, self release, http://www.hurricaneruth.com

“Born On The Bayou”, Etta James, Matriarch Of The Blues, Private Music

“Born In Louisiana”, Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown, Standing My Ground, Alligator Records, http://www.alligator.com

Marco Nürnberger

Playlist #1846 Feb. 23, 2018

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

“Heavy Heart Blues”, Champion Jack Dupree, New Orleans Barrelhouse Boogie, Columbia/ Legacy Records

“Heavy Heart”, Selwyn Birchwood, Pick Your Poison, Alligator Records, http://www.selwynbirchwood.com http://www.alligator.com

Steve Snodgrass

Playlist #1845 Feb. 16, 2018

“Cupid Boogie”, Johnny Otis Orchestra, The R&B Box: 30 Years Of Rhythm And Blues (various artists), Rhino Records, http://www.johnnyotisworld.com http://www.rhino.com

“Cupid”, Johnny Nash, The Reggae Collection, SME UK Limited

“Iron Cupid”, Earl King, Glazed, Black Top Records

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