Blues Unlimited - The Radio Show

Blues Unlimited - The Radio Show Podcast

Join us as we explore the wonderful world of the Blues, and its history, heritage, and rich cultural traditions.

This Week in Blues History - July 29-August 4
“The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James” was the #1 New Release at the Amazon Kindle Store for Blues Books... thanks to the love and support of our fans all over the world! You can purchase your copy at https://tinyurl.com/yy6vlsv3 (Amazon) and at https://tinyurl.com/y4ql53s2 (Apple Books) “This Week in Blues History” aims the spotlight on important recordings, artists, and events from the golden era of the blues. This time, we profile Magic Sam, who appeared this week in 1969 at the legendary Ann Ar...

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This Week on BU - Imperial Records Down Home Blues (Hour 2)
“The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James” is STILL the #1 New Release at the Amazon Kindle Store for Blues Books. On sale now at https://tinyurl.com/yy6vlsv3 (Amazon) and at https://tinyurl.com/y4ql53s2 (Apple Books) The Imperial Record label, founded in 1948 in Los Angeles, is well known as the home of Fats Domino and other great New Orleans artists, as well as Texas guitar hero T-Bone Walker. On this episode of Blues Unlimited, however, we focus on some of the fantastic Country and Down Home Blues t...

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This Week on BU - Imperial Records Down Home Blues (Hour 1)
“The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James” is STILL the #1 New Release at the Amazon Kindle Store for Blues Books. On sale now at https://tinyurl.com/yy6vlsv3 (Amazon) and at https://tinyurl.com/y4ql53s2 (Apple Books) The Imperial Record label, founded in 1948 in Los Angeles, is well known as the home of Fats Domino and other great New Orleans artists, as well as Texas guitar hero T-Bone Walker. On this episode of Blues Unlimited, however, we focus on some of the fantastic Country and Down Home Blues t...

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This Week in Blues History - July 22-28
“The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James” is STILL the #1 New Release at the Amazon Kindle Store for Blues Books... thanks to the love and support of our fans all over the world! You can purchase your copy at https://tinyurl.com/yy6vlsv3 (Amazon) and at https://tinyurl.com/y4ql53s2 (Apple Books) “This Week in Blues History” aims the spotlight on important recordings, artists, and events from the golden era of the blues. This time, we profile Skip James, whose re-emergence at the 1964 Newport Folk Fest...

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This Week on BU - Movin' & Groovin' to the Hammond B3 (Hour 2)
“The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James” was the #1 New Release at the Amazon Kindle Store for Blues Books. On sale now at https://tinyurl.com/yy6vlsv3 (Amazon) and at https://tinyurl.com/y4ql53s2 (Apple Books) The first Hammond Organ -- the Model A -- was introduced in the United States in 1935 by inventor Laurens Hammond. He originally intended it for use in radio broadcasting, as a replacement for the piano in middle class homes, and as an affordable substitute for the pipe organ in churches. In t...

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This Week on BU - Movin' & Groovin' to the Hammond B3 (Hour 1)
“The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James” was the #1 New Release at the Amazon Kindle Store for Blues Books. On sale now at https://tinyurl.com/yy6vlsv3 (Amazon) and at https://tinyurl.com/y4ql53s2 (Apple Books) On this episode of Blues Unlimited, we're movin' and groovin' to the sounds of the Hammond B3 organ. Popular in Jazz, Blues, R&B, Soul, and Gospel, we'll celebrate the history of this hit making instrument over the years, with rarities from Sam Lazar and J.C. Davis, plus all time classics from...

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This Week in Blues History - July 15-21
“The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James” was the #1 New Release at the Amazon Kindle Store for Blues Books. On sale now at https://tinyurl.com/yy6vlsv3 (Amazon) and at https://tinyurl.com/y4ql53s2 (Apple Books) “This Week in Blues History” aims the spotlight on important recordings, artists, and events from the golden era of the blues. This time, we take a look at the American Record Corporation's 1939 field trip to Memphis. For the Bluff City, it marked the end of an era. “This Week in Blues Hist...

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Chicago Blues Harmonica 1945-1955 (Hour 2)
“The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James” is the #1 New Release at the Amazon Kindle Store for Blues Books. On sale now at https://tinyurl.com/yy6vlsv3 (Amazon) and at https://tinyurl.com/y4ql53s2 (Apple Books) As a special treat to our listeners, here’s another blast from the archives that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser. Enjoy! —SBH. On this episode of Blues Unlimited, we take a look at some of the great harmonica wizards that were a mainstay of the Chicago Blues scene. Beginning with 'The Chairman ...

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Chicago Blues Harmonica 1945-1955 (Hour 1)
“The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James” is the #1 New Release at the Amazon Kindle Store for Blues Books. On sale now at https://tinyurl.com/yy6vlsv3 (Amazon) and at https://tinyurl.com/y4ql53s2 (Apple Books) As a special treat to our listeners, here’s another blast from the archives that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser. Enjoy! —SBH. On this episode of Blues Unlimited, we take a look at some of the great harmonica wizards that were a mainstay of the Chicago Blues scene. Beginning with 'The Chairman ...

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This Week in Blues History - July 8-14
“The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James” is the #1 New Release at the Amazon Kindle Store for Blues Books. On sale NOW at https://tinyurl.com/yy6vlsv3 (Amazon) and at https://tinyurl.com/y4ql53s2 (Apple Books) “This Week in Blues History” aims the spotlight on important recordings, artists, and events from the golden era of the blues. This time, we profile guitarist Blue Smitty, who cut his only session for Chess Records, this week in 1952. “This Week in Blues History” is available commercial free...

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Blues On a Summer's Day: Newport Blues & Gospel 1958-1960 (Hour 2)
The eBook version of “The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James” is now on sale! Available from the Amazon Kindle Store at https://tinyurl.com/yy6vlsv3 and from Apple Books at https://tinyurl.com/y4ql53s2 NOTE: As a special service to our listeners, we are making some of the older episodes from our archive available for the first time in many years. Please note that — as time allows — we will be redoing almost all the episodes from our “first season” (this one included). In the meantime, we hope you e...

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Blues On a Summer's Day: Newport Blues & Gospel 1958-1960 (Hour 1)
The eBook version of “The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James” is now on sale! Available from the Amazon Kindle Store at https://tinyurl.com/yy6vlsv3 and from Apple Books at https://tinyurl.com/y4ql53s2 NOTE: As a special service to our listeners, we are making some of the older episodes from our archive available for the first time in many years. Please note that — as time allows — we will be redoing almost all the episodes from our “first season” (this one included). In the meantime, we hope you e...

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This Week in Blues History - July 1-7
“The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James” was the #2 New Release and the #5 Best Seller in the Amazon Kindle Store last week in Blues Books. On sale NOW at https://tinyurl.com/yy6vlsv3 (Amazon) and at https://tinyurl.com/y4ql53s2 (Apple Books) “This Week in Blues History” aims the spotlight on important recordings, artists, and events from the golden era of the blues. This time, we profile Muddy Waters, who made an historic appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival, this week in 1960. “This Week in B...

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R. Crumb's "Heroes of the Blues" (Part 3) (Hour 2)
The eBook version of “The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James” will officially be released July 1st, 2019. Available from the Amazon Kindle Store at https://tinyurl.com/yy6vlsv3 and from Apple Books at https://tinyurl.com/y4ql53s2 In 1980, the good folks at Yazoo Records issued a box set of 36 trading cards called "The Heroes of the Blues," with drawings by legendary illustrator and cartoonist R. Crumb, and text by noted researcher and author Stephen Calt. They've long been favorites with Blues fans...

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R. Crumb's "Heroes of the Blues" (Part 3) (Hour 1)
The eBook version of “The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James” will officially be released July 1st, 2019. Available from the Amazon Kindle Store at https://tinyurl.com/yy6vlsv3 and from Apple Books at https://tinyurl.com/y4ql53s2 We’re pleased to say that all three volumes of Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts have now been published as eBooks! They’re available from Apple Books at https://tinyurl.com/y4rceu7b - Barnes & Noble at https://tinyurl.com/yxkvx6rl - and also available i...

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This Week in Blues History - June 24-30
The eBook version of “The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James” will officially be released July 1st, 2019. Available from the Amazon Kindle Store at https://tinyurl.com/yy6vlsv3 and from Apple Books at https://tinyurl.com/y4ql53s2 “This Week in Blues History” aims the spotlight on important recordings, artists, and events from the golden era of the blues. This time, we profile Saunders King and Elder Utah Smith — two early pioneers of the electric guitar. “This Week in Blues History” is available...

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R. Crumb's "Heroes of the Blues" (Part 2) (Hour 2)
We’re pleased to say that all three volumes of Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts have now been published as eBooks! They’re available from Apple Books at https://tinyurl.com/y4rceu7b - Barnes & Noble at https://tinyurl.com/yxkvx6rl - and also available in the Kindle Store from Amazon at https://tinyurl.com/yyuwxbla (And please keep in mind that every dollar from every purchase will help keep an independent voice in blues radio alive and well! And we thank you!) In 1980, the good folks ...

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R. Crumb's "Heroes of the Blues" (Part 2) (Hour 1)
The eBook version of “The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James” will officially be released July 1st, 2019. Available from the Amazon Kindle Store at https://tinyurl.com/yy6vlsv3 and from Apple Books at https://tinyurl.com/y4ql53s2 In 1980, the good folks at Yazoo Records issued a box set of 36 trading cards called "The Heroes of the Blues," with drawings by legendary illustrator and cartoonist R. Crumb, and text by noted researcher and author Stephen Calt. They've long been favorites with Blues fans...

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This Week in Blues History - June 17-23
We’re pleased to say that all three volumes of Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts have now been published as eBooks! They’re available from Apple Books at https://tinyurl.com/y4rceu7b - Barnes & Noble at https://tinyurl.com/yxkvx6rl - and also available in the Kindle Store from Amazon at https://tinyurl.com/yyuwxbla (And please keep in mind that every dollar from every purchase will help keep an independent voice in blues radio alive and well! And we thank you!) “This Week in Blues Hist...

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R. Crumb's "Heroes of the Blues" (Part 1) (Hour 2)
We’re pleased to say that all three volumes of Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts have now been published as eBooks! They’re available from Apple Books at https://tinyurl.com/y4rceu7b - Barnes & Noble at https://tinyurl.com/yxkvx6rl - and also available in the Kindle Store from Amazon at https://tinyurl.com/yyuwxbla (And please keep in mind that every dollar from every purchase will help keep an independent voice in blues radio alive and well! And we thank you!) In 1980, the good folks ...

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R. Crumb's "Heroes of the Blues" (Part 1) (Hour 1)
We’re pleased to say that all three volumes of Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts have now been published as eBooks! They’re available from Apple Books at https://tinyurl.com/y4rceu7b - Barnes & Noble at https://tinyurl.com/yxkvx6rl - and also available in the Kindle Store from Amazon at https://tinyurl.com/yyuwxbla (And please keep in mind that every dollar from every purchase will help keep an independent voice in blues radio alive and well! And we thank you!) In 1980, the good folks ...

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This Week in Blues History - June 10-16
We’re pleased to say that all three volumes of Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts have now been published as eBooks! They’re available from Apple Books https://tinyurl.com/y4rceu7b - Barnes & Noble https://tinyurl.com/yxkvx6rl - and also available in the Kindle Store from Amazon - https://tinyurl.com/yyuwxbla (And please keep in mind that every dollar from every purchase will help keep an independent voice in blues radio alive and well! And we thank you!) “This Week in Blues History” ai...

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Smash Hits of the Late 1940s (Hour 2)
Join us as we count our way down through the biggest #1 R&B hits of the late 1940s. It was a period dominated by Blues shouters, wailing saxes, and piano-playing balladeers -- and Louis Jordan was king of the charts. But times were a changing, with independent record producers making inroads into previously uncharted waters. One iconic record that helped pave the way for what would become the burgeoning independent record scene of the late 1940s was "I Wonder," by Private Cecil Gant. It was just the righ...

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Smash Hits of the Late 1940s (Hour 1)
We’re pleased to say that all three volumes of "Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts" have now been published as eBooks! They’re available from Apple Books at https://tinyurl.com/y4rceu7b - Barnes & Noble at https://tinyurl.com/yxkvx6rl - and also available in the Kindle Store from Amazon at https://tinyurl.com/yyuwxbla (And please keep in mind that every dollar from every purchase will help keep an independent voice in blues radio alive and well! And we thank you!) Join us as we count o...

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This Week in Blues History - June 3-9
We’re pleased to say that all three volumes of "Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts" have now been published as eBooks! They’re available from Apple Books at https://tinyurl.com/y4rceu7b - Barnes & Noble at https://tinyurl.com/yxkvx6rl - and also available in the Kindle Store from Amazon at https://tinyurl.com/yyuwxbla (And please keep in mind that every dollar from every purchase will help keep an independent voice in blues radio alive and well! And we thank you!) “This Week in Blues Hi...

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Take No Prisoners: The Monster Guitar of Pete Lewis, 1947-1960 (Hour 2)
“Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts, Volume 3” was the #2 new release at Amazon for Music Reference and was a top ten new release in Music History & Criticism this past weekend! Now available in the Amazon Kindle Store at https://tinyurl.com/y4pwwr2f and from Barnes & Noble at https://tinyurl.com/y64jdbrp While the name Johnny Otis is certainly synonymous with West Coast R&B, and borders on what many people would call a household name, his one-time guitar player, Pete Lewis, is a virtua...

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Take No Prisoners: The Monster Guitar of Pete Lewis, 1947-1960 (Hour 1)
“Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts, Volume 3” was the #2 new release at Amazon for Music Reference and was a top ten new release in Music History & Criticism this past weekend! Now available in the Amazon Kindle Store at https://tinyurl.com/y4pwwr2f and from Barnes & Noble at https://tinyurl.com/y64jdbrp If you were going to make a list of all the West Coast guitar players, the name of Pete Lewis might very well be at the top. Joining up with Johnny Otis, his fiery fretwork sparked doz...

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This Week in Blues History - May 27-June 2
“Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts, Volume 3” was the #2 new release at Amazon for Music Reference and was a top ten new release in Music History & Criticism this past weekend! Now available in the Amazon Kindle Store at https://tinyurl.com/y4pwwr2f and from Barnes & Noble at https://tinyurl.com/y5mvhxjb "This Week in Blues History” aims the spotlight on important recordings, artists, and events from the golden era of the blues. This time, we profile Eddie Boyd, who recorded the only n...

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Prestige and Bluesville Keyboard Legends (Hour 2)
Quite some time ago, we put together two programs that sampled the delectable treasures to be found among the 90 or so LPs in the legendary Bluesville catalog. Although those episodes, in turn, would end up being the inspiration for our seven-part miniseries on the label — the original two programs have been sitting quietly in the archives, gathering dust, ever since. Here they are again, for the first time in many years. In part two, we'll aim the spotlight on the some of the great keyboard legends who rec...

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Prestige and Bluesville Keyboard Legends (Hour 1)
“Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts, Volume 3” will be released on May 24, 2019. It is available for pre-order now in the Amazon Kindle Store at https://tinyurl.com/y4pwwr2f and from Barnes & Noble at https://tinyurl.com/y5mvhxjb Quite some time ago, we put together two programs that sampled the delectable treasures to be found among the 90 or so LPs in the legendary Bluesville catalog. Although those episodes, in turn, would end up being the inspiration for our seven-part miniseries on...

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This Week in Blues History - May 20-26
Announcing “Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts, Volume 2.” Now available in the Amazon Kindle Store at https://tinyurl.com/yy5kkgor and from Barnes & Noble at https://tinyurl.com/y64gdruh “This Week in Blues History” aims the spotlight on important recordings, artists, and events from the golden era of the blues. This time, we profile Woodrow Adams, who made his recording debut in Memphis, this week in 1952. “This Week in Blues History” is available commercial free to our bandcamp su...

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Bluesville Folk and Country Blues (Hour 2)
BREAKING NEWS! Volume 3 is NOW AVAILABLE for pre-order in the Amazon Kindle Store. Details at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RPGP71W?ref Announcing “Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts, Volume 2.” Now available in the Amazon Kindle Store at https://tinyurl.com/yy5kkgor and from Barnes & Noble at https://tinyurl.com/y64gdruh Quite some time ago, we put together two programs that sampled the delectable treasures to be found among the 90 or so LPs in the legendary Bluesville catalog. Altho...

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Bluesville Folk and Country Blues (Hour 1)
We’re pleased to say that all three volumes of "Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts" have now been published as eBooks! They’re available from Apple Books at https://tinyurl.com/y4rceu7b - Barnes & Noble at https://tinyurl.com/yxkvx6rl - and also available in the Kindle Store from Amazon at https://tinyurl.com/yyuwxbla (And please keep in mind that every dollar from every purchase will help keep an independent voice in blues radio alive and well! And we thank you!) Quite some time ago, ...

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This Week in Blues History - May 13-19
We’re pleased to say that all three volumes of "Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts" have now been published as eBooks! They’re available from Apple Books at https://tinyurl.com/y4rceu7b - Barnes & Noble at https://tinyurl.com/yxkvx6rl - and also available in the Kindle Store from Amazon at https://tinyurl.com/yyuwxbla (And please keep in mind that every dollar from every purchase will help keep an independent voice in blues radio alive and well! And we thank you!) “This Week in Blues H...

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Lower Chattahoochee Valley Blues (Hour 2)
George Mitchell stumbled upon the music of the Lower Chattahoochee Valley area — technically, those parts of Alabama and Georgia where the Chattahoochee River first touches the Alabama border, and the 18 to 21 counties (depending upon whose definition you use) that line either side on its way down towards the Florida border — almost by accident. After making field recordings in Atlanta, Mississippi and Memphis, he had finished his master's thesis (which would become the acclaimed book, Blow My Blues Away ),...

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Lower Chattahoochee Valley Blues (Hour 1)
We’re pleased to say that all three volumes of "Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts" have now been published as eBooks! They’re available from Apple Books at https://tinyurl.com/y4rceu7b - Barnes & Noble at https://tinyurl.com/yxkvx6rl - and also available in the Kindle Store from Amazon at https://tinyurl.com/yyuwxbla (And please keep in mind that every dollar from every purchase will help keep an independent voice in blues radio alive and well! And we thank you!) Join us as we explore...

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This Week in Blues History - May 6-12
We apologize for delays this week due to website issues beyond our control at podomatic. Thanks for being patient! --SBH Announcing “Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts, Volume 2.” Now available in the Amazon Kindle Store at https://tinyurl.com/yy5kkgor and from Barnes & Noble at https://tinyurl.com/y64gdruh "This Week in Blues History” aims the spotlight on important recordings, artists, and events from the golden era of the blues. This time, we profile harmonica wizard Little Walter...

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Vinyl Gems from the 1960s (Hour 2)
We’re pleased to say that all three volumes of "Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts" have now been published as eBooks! They’re available from Apple Books at https://tinyurl.com/y4rceu7b - Barnes & Noble at https://tinyurl.com/yxkvx6rl - and also available in the Kindle Store from Amazon at https://tinyurl.com/yyuwxbla (And please keep in mind that every dollar from every purchase will help keep an independent voice in blues radio alive and well! And we thank you!) On this episode of Bl...

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Vinyl Gems from the 1960s (Hour 1)
We’re pleased to say that all three volumes of "Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts" have now been published as eBooks! They’re available from Apple Books at https://tinyurl.com/y4rceu7b - Barnes & Noble at https://tinyurl.com/yxkvx6rl - and also available in the Kindle Store from Amazon at https://tinyurl.com/yyuwxbla (And please keep in mind that every dollar from every purchase will help keep an independent voice in blues radio alive and well! And we thank you!) Join us as we explore...

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This Week in Blues History - April 29-May 5
Announcing “Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts, Volume 2.” Now available in the Amazon Kindle Store at https://tinyurl.com/yy5kkgor and from Barnes & Noble at https://tinyurl.com/y64gdruh “This Week in Blues History” aims the spotlight on important recordings, artists, and events from the golden era of the blues. This time, we take a look at one historic day of recording — May 5th, 1937 — that changed the course of blues history. “This Week in Blues History” is available commercial f...

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Down Home Blues from Chance Records (Hour 2)
We’re pleased to say that all three volumes of "Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts" have now been published as eBooks! They’re available from Apple Books at https://tinyurl.com/y4rceu7b - Barnes & Noble at https://tinyurl.com/yxkvx6rl - and also available in the Kindle Store from Amazon at https://tinyurl.com/yyuwxbla (And please keep in mind that every dollar from every purchase will help keep an independent voice in blues radio alive and well! And we thank you!) Join us as we dig int...

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Down Home Blues from Chance Records (Hour 1)
We’re pleased to say that all three volumes of "Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts" have now been published as eBooks! They’re available from Apple Books at https://tinyurl.com/y4rceu7b - Barnes & Noble at https://tinyurl.com/yxkvx6rl - and also available in the Kindle Store from Amazon at https://tinyurl.com/yyuwxbla (And please keep in mind that every dollar from every purchase will help keep an independent voice in blues radio alive and well! And we thank you!) Join us as we dig int...

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This Week in Blues History - April 22-28
When it made its debut last month, “Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts, Vol. 1” was the #1 NEW RELEASE in Music History & Criticism and also Music Reference — the first new book from from ethnomusicologist, author, historian, and independent radio producer Steve Franz in more than 16 years. Now available in the Amazon Kindle Store at https://tinyurl.com/yxz6dnnu and at Barnes & Noble at http://tinyurl.com/yxedzv5x "This Week in Blues History” aims the spotlight on important recordings, ...

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Preachin' the Holy Blues: Field Recordings from Dallas, Texas (1927) (Hour 2)
We’re pleased to say that all three volumes of "Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts" have now been published as eBooks! They’re available from Apple Books at https://tinyurl.com/y4rceu7b - Barnes & Noble at https://tinyurl.com/yxkvx6rl - and also available in the Kindle Store from Amazon at https://tinyurl.com/yyuwxbla (And please keep in mind that every dollar from every purchase will help keep an independent voice in blues radio alive and well! And we thank you!) Join as we get into o...

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Preachin' the Holy Blues: Field Recordings from Dallas, Texas (1927) (Hour 1)
We’re pleased to say that all three volumes of "Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts" have now been published as eBooks! They’re available from Apple Books at https://tinyurl.com/y4rceu7b - Barnes & Noble at https://tinyurl.com/yxkvx6rl - and also available in the Kindle Store from Amazon at https://tinyurl.com/yyuwxbla (And please keep in mind that every dollar from every purchase will help keep an independent voice in blues radio alive and well! And we thank you!) Join as we get into o...

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This Week in Blues History - April 15-21
When it made its debut last month, “Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts, Vol. 1” was the #1 NEW RELEASE in Music History & Criticism and also Music Reference — the first new book from from ethnomusicologist, author, historian, and independent radio producer Steve Franz in more than 16 years. Now available in the Amazon Kindle Store at https://tinyurl.com/yxz6dnnu and at Barnes & Noble at http://tinyurl.com/yxedzv5x “This Week in Blues History” aims the spotlight on important recordings, ...

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Rockin' on Down in Harlem - Bobby Robinson's Happy House of Hits (Hour 2)
We’re pleased to say that all three volumes of "Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts" have now been published as eBooks! They’re available from Apple Books at https://tinyurl.com/y4rceu7b - Barnes & Noble at https://tinyurl.com/yxkvx6rl - and also available in the Kindle Store from Amazon at https://tinyurl.com/yyuwxbla (And please keep in mind that every dollar from every purchase will help keep an independent voice in blues radio alive and well! And we thank you!) Join us as we aim the...

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Rockin' on Down in Harlem - Bobby Robinson's Happy House of Hits (Hour 1)
We’re pleased to say that all three volumes of "Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts" have now been published as eBooks! They’re available from Apple Books at https://tinyurl.com/y4rceu7b - Barnes & Noble at https://tinyurl.com/yxkvx6rl - and also available in the Kindle Store from Amazon at https://tinyurl.com/yyuwxbla (And please keep in mind that every dollar from every purchase will help keep an independent voice in blues radio alive and well! And we thank you!) Join us as we aim the...

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This Week in Blues History - April 8-14
When it made its debut last month, “Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts, Vol. 1” was the #1 NEW RELEASE in Music History & Criticism and also Music Reference — the first new book from from ethnomusicologist, author, historian, and independent radio producer Steve Franz in more than 16 years. Now available in the Amazon Kindle Store at https://tinyurl.com/yxz6dnnu and at Barnes & Noble at http://tinyurl.com/yxedzv5x “This Week in Blues History” aims the spotlight on important recordings, ...

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Great Songwriters of the Blues, Part 3: Memphis Minnie (Hour 2)
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Great Songwriters of the Blues, Part 3: Memphis Minnie (Hour 1)
HEY FOLKS! We hate to keep begging, but this is kind of a critical time for us. Please consider donating a few bucks to help us close out our fund raiser and get back to doing what we do best... bringing you the best blues on planet earth. As always.... you have our eternal thanks! We couldn’t do ANY of this without you! --SBH FUND RAISER LINK: https://www.gofundme.com/a-fund-raiser-for-blues-unlimited-radio Ways you can help: Donate $50 and get personally thanked by Sleepy Boy Hawkins in an upc...

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This Week in Blues History - April 1-7
When it made its debut last month, “Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts, Vol. 1” was the #1 NEW RELEASE in Music History & Criticism and also Music Reference — the first new book from from ethnomusicologist, author, historian, and independent radio producer Steve Franz in more than 16 years. Now available in the Amazon Kindle Store at https://tinyurl.com/yxz6dnnu and at Barnes & Noble at http://tinyurl.com/yxedzv5x “This Week in Blues History” aims the spotlight on important recordings, ...

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Blues and Gospel at Newport 1963-1968 (Hour 2)
WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please consider donating a few bucks to help get us over the hump as we get ready to send Volume 3 of the “Complete Radio Show Transcripts” off to the eBook conversion team (this one is over 650 pages!!!). And we thank you! FUND RAISER LINK: https://www.gofundme.com/a-fund-raiser-for-blues-unlimited-radio Earlier this month, “Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts, Vol. 1” made its debut on Amazon as the #1 NEW RELEASE in Music History & Criticism and also in Music Ref...

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Blues and Gospel at Newport 1963-1968 (Hour 1)
WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please consider donating a few bucks to help get us over the hump as we get ready to send Volume 3 of the “Complete Radio Show Transcripts” off to the eBook conversion team (this one is over 650 pages!!!). And we thank you! FUND RAISER LINK: https://www.gofundme.com/a-fund-raiser-for-blues-unlimited-radio Earlier this month, “Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts, Vol. 1” made its debut on Amazon as the #1 NEW RELEASE in Music History & Criticism and also in Music Ref...

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This Week in Blues History - March 24-31
When it debuted two weeks ago, “Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts, Vol. 1” was the #1 NEW RELEASE in Music History & Criticism and also Music Reference — the first new book from from ethnomusicologist, author, historian, and independent radio producer Steve Franz in more than 16 years. Now available in the Amazon Kindle Store at https://tinyurl.com/yxz6dnnu and at Barnes & Noble at http://tinyurl.com/yxedzv5x “This Week in Blues History” aims the spotlight on important recordings, arti...

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Texas, Chicago & the Juke Joints: A Tribute to the Blues Classics Label, Part 2 (Hour 2)
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Texas, Chicago & the Juke Joints: A Tribute to the Blues Classics Label, Part 2 (Hour 1)
WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please consider donating a few bucks to help get us over the hump as we get ready to send Volume 3 of the “Complete Radio Show Transcripts” off to the eBook conversion team (this one is over 650 pages!!!). And we thank you! FUND RAISER LINK: https://www.gofundme.com/a-fund-raiser-for-blues-unlimited-radio Two weeks ago on Amazon, “Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts, Vol. 1” made its debut as the #1 NEW RELEASE in Music History & Criticism and also in Music Referenc...

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Memphis, Detroit & Texas: A Tribute to the Blues Classics Label, Part 1 (Hour 2)
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Memphis, Detroit & Texas: A Tribute to the Blues Classics Label, Part 1 (Hour 1)
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This Week in Blues History - March 10-16
Last week on Amazon, “Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts, Vol. 1” was the #1 NEW RELEASE in Music History & Criticism and also in Music Reference — the first new book from from ethnomusicologist, author, historian, and independent radio producer Steve Franz in more than 16 years. Now available in the Amazon Kindle Store. https://tinyurl.com/yxz6dnnu “This Week in Blues History” aims the spotlight on important recordings, artists, and events from the golden era of the blues. This time, w...

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Play Your Guitar, Mr. Hooker: The 1969 (and '66) Bluesway Recordings (Hour 2)
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Play Your Guitar, Mr. Hooker: The 1969 (and '66) Bluesway Recordings (Hour 1)
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Three from Takoma: The Desert Island Classics, Part 7 (Hour 2)
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Three from Takoma: The Desert Island Classics, Part 7 (Hour 1)
WE NEED YOUR HELP! Blues Unlimited is pleased to announce a new series of books, three in all, that will compile the complete transcripts of all shows produced to date (starting with episode #140; previous to that, episodes were not scripted out). But... the fees to get these converted into eBooks is quite high. That's where your help comes in! https://www.gofundme.com/a-fund-raiser-for-blues-unlimited-radio Anyone who donates $20 or more will receive a pre-publication PDF of Volume 1, and anyone w...

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Soulful Stax Covers (Hour 2)
To be included in this episode of Blues Unlimited, two simple rules were employed: it had to be cut for Stax Records (or one of their affiliated labels), and it had to be a cover version. After the smoke cleared and the dust settled, we selected 27 tracks that rocked, moved, and inspired — or in a couple cases, were just simply jaw-dropping. Sometimes, great art can come about in the process of redefining that which you find surrounding you, and in the case of Stax Records, as they redefined, reexamined, an...

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Soulful Stax Covers (Hour 1)
Join us as we enjoy some great cover versions of blues, pop, rock, folk, and R&B classics that were recorded down at the legendary Stax label in Memphis, Tennessee. We'll hear from Albert King, Little Milton, Booker T. & the MG's, Rufus Thomas, Otis Redding, and more. Pictured from top left: Albert King; Otis Redding; Booker T. & the MG’s. This episode is available commercial free and in its original full-fidelity high quality audio exclusively to our subscribers at Bandcamp. Your annual subscription ...

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Mojos, Hoodoos, Gypsy Ladies & Magic Spells (Hour 2)
Join us as we dive into a collection of songs that all deal with magic, hoodoo, voodoo, Gypsy ladies, fortune tellers, jinxes, black cat bones, goofer dust, and mojo hands. The blues has a long and rich history when it comes to other worldly spells and the art of witchcraft, and we’ve gathered a few of our favorites — all the way from Blind Lemon Jefferson to Muddy Waters — for your enjoyment, enlightenment, and edification. Pictured: A classic LP from Bobby Robinson’s Fire label, “Mojo Hand,” by Lightn...

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Mojos, Hoodoos, Gypsy Ladies & Magic Spells (Hour 1)
Join us as we dive into a collection of songs that all deal with magic, hoodoo, voodoo, Gypsy ladies, fortune tellers, jinxes, black cat bones, goofer dust, and mojo hands. The blues has a long and rich history when it comes to other worldly spells and the art of witchcraft, and we’ve gathered a few of our favorites — all the way from Blind Lemon Jefferson to Muddy Waters — for your enjoyment, enlightenment, and edification. Pictured: A classic LP from Bobby Robinson’s Fire label, “Mojo Hand,” by Lightn...

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Big Walter's Blues: Early Harmonica Classics, 1951-1954 (Hour 2)
Join us as we pay tribute to one of the all time greatest harmonica players, Big Walter Horton. Making his first recordings with Sam Phillips in Memphis in 1951, what he was capable of doing with a simple harmonica has been amazing and astounding audiences ever since. In addition to classics he cut for Sun, Modern and RPM, we'll also hear some of his work with Willie Nix, Joe Hill Louis, Johnny Shines, Muddy Waters, Tampa Red, and more. Photo of Walter Horton by Sylvia Pitcher, London, 1968. This epi...

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Big Walter's Blues: Early Harmonica Classics, 1951-1954 (Hour 1)
Join us as we pay tribute to one of the all time greatest harmonica players, Big Walter Horton. Making his first recordings with Sam Phillips in Memphis in 1951, what he was capable of doing with a simple harmonica has been amazing and astounding audiences ever since. In addition to classics he cut for Sun, Modern and RPM, we'll also hear some of his work with Willie Nix, Joe Hill Louis, Johnny Shines, Muddy Waters, Tampa Red, and more. Photo of Walter Horton by Sylvia Pitcher, London, 1968. This epi...

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The Blues Unlimited 5th Annual Year in Review Special: Best of 2018 (Hour 2)
Join us as we take a look back at some of our favorite moments from 2018. We’ve picked out some highlights from the past year — here’s a hint: the name of Elmore James might be involved — and we’ll also enjoy a few of our favorite installments from our new series, “This Week in Blues History.” Be sure to stay tuned for our closing finale, when we pay tribute to some of the passing blues greats we lost last year. Don’t miss the best of 2018, on this episode of Blues Unlimited! Pictured: Our distinctive lo...

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The Blues Unlimited 5th Annual Year in Review Special: Best of 2018 (Hour 1)
Join us as we take a look back at some of our favorite moments from 2018. We’ve picked out some highlights from the past year — here’s a hint: the name of Elmore James might be involved — and we’ll also enjoy a few of our favorite installments from our new series, “This Week in Blues History.” Be sure to stay tuned for our closing finale, when we pay tribute to some of the passing blues greats we lost last year. Don’t miss the best of 2018, on this episode of Blues Unlimited! Pictured: Our distinctive lo...

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A Great Day in Aurora, Illinois (Hour 2)
Over the course of two days, Tuesday May 4th and Wednesday May 5th, 1937, the Bluebird Record label arranged for extensive recording sessions with some of their current artists, as well as a few new faces, in the Leland Hotel at Aurora, Illinois (just to the west of Chicago). While some familiar names recorded the first day, Tuesday May 4th (Tampa Red, Washboard Sam, The State Street Swingers), a couple of new ones recorded as well -- Merline Johnson (also known as the "Yas Yas Girl") and Charley West, alon...

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A Great Day in Aurora, Illinois (Hour 1)
On May 5th, 1937, John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson and Robert Nighthawk made their recording debuts. Accompanied in the studio by Big Joe Williams, the recordings these three men made that day helped shape the future of Chicago Blues as we know it. Pictured: John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson (top); Robert Nighthawk (in those days, known as Robert Lee McCoy, bottom); memorabilia from the Leland Hotel in Aurora, Illinois, where Bluebird held their recording sessions. This episode is available commercial fr...

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Red Hot Blues Guitar (Hour 2)
On this episode of Blues Unlimited, we jam out in style with some memorably hard rocking, searing and soaring, gut wrenching and spirit lifting, "get-out-your-air-guitar-and-play-along" all time Blues favorites. From Pee Wee Crayton and T-Bone Walker, to Elmore James, Pete Lewis, Chuck Berry, Robert Nighthawk, Wild Jimmy Spruill, Otis Rush, Hound Dog Taylor — and lots more — join us for two hours of Red Hot and Smokin' electric Blues guitar. Pictured: Legendary slide man, Hound Dog Taylor. Photo by Bob K...

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Red Hot Blues Guitar (Hour 1)
On this episode of Blues Unlimited, we jam out in style with some memorably hard rocking, searing and soaring, gut wrenching and spirit lifting, "get-out-your-air-guitar-and-play-along" all time Blues favorites. From Pee Wee Crayton and T-Bone Walker, to Elmore James, Pete Lewis, Chuck Berry, Robert Nighthawk, Wild Jimmy Spruill, Otis Rush, Hound Dog Taylor — and lots more — join us for two hours of Red Hot and Smokin' electric Blues guitar. Pictured: Legendary slide man, Hound Dog Taylor. Photo by Bob K...

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We Three Kings: Muddy Waters, Leroy Foster, and Little Walter (Hour 2)
When Muddy Waters, "Baby Face" Leroy Foster, and Little Walter Jacobs all walked into a recording studio one day in January 1950, they did more than just make music. They captured a definitive moment in the transformation of post-war Chicago Blues. It all happened thanks to Monroe Passis and his Parkway label, which he got up and running in the Windy City sometime in late 1949 or during the first few days of 1950. He was already running a record distributorship, and like many other entrepreneurial spirits, ...

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We Three Kings: Muddy Waters, Leroy Foster, and Little Walter (Hour 1)
On this episode of Blues Unlimited, we aim the spotlight on a key transitional period in the history of post-war Chicago Blues, by focusing on the early recordings of three influential figures: Muddy Waters, "Baby Face" Leroy Foster, and Little Walter Jacobs. Pictured: Various releases of Parkway material. Top Left: Muddy’s “do over” 78 for Aristocrat that brought about Parkway’s demise. This episode is available commercial free and in its original full-fidelity high quality audio exclusively to our s...

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The Sun Records Blues Vaults (Hour 2)
Join us as we pay tribute to one man with a tape recorder on a mission. 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee is where Sam Phillips started operations of the now legendary "Memphis Recording Service," and long before Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash or Jerry Lee Lewis put Sun Records on the map, Sam Phillips spent the early years of the 1950s recording and documenting the local Blues scene that was happening in and around Memphis. Folks like Sleepy John Estes made the trip down to 706 Union Avenue, as did Howlin...

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The Sun Records Blues Vaults (Hour 1)
Join us as we pay tribute to Sam Phillips of Sun Records. Although Sam cut a lot of great Blues in the early years of his operation, the vast majority of it was never released at the time. Unissued gems from the Sun Records Blues Vaults, on this episode of Blues Unlimited. Pictured: Sun Records studio building, at 706 Union Avenue. Design by Lyn Jones. This episode is available commercial free and in its original full-fidelity high quality audio exclusively to our subscribers at Bandcamp. Your annual ...

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Playing With Food (Hour 2)
Remember when you were growing up and your mom told you not to play with your food? Well, we're tossing that advice out the window, as we play with our food for two solid hours. We'll hear classics like "Strawberry Jam," "Bar-B-Q Sauce," and "Onion Rings," as well as "Candied Yams," "Cold Turkey," and many, many more. We have a new website! Check it out at https://bluesunlimitedradio.com This episode is available commercial free and in its original full-fidelity high quality audio exclusively to our s...

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Playing With Food (Hour 1)
Dear Friends and Fans, We've been busy, with our fingers in all sorts of different projects (including a brand-new episode of Blues Unlimited for you!), but we just wanted to take a moment to thank, acknowledge, and show our undying gratitude to each and every one of you... for being there... for listening... for your support. You're the ones that make all of this worthwhile. Wishing you all a most joyous Holiday! --SBH. Remember when you were growing up and your mom told you not to play with your foo...

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Blues and R&B Christmas Classics (Hour 2)
We’re dusting off some of our favorite Holiday-themed Blues and R&B Christmas classics! From Lightnin' Hopkins, Freddie King, and Sonny Boy Williamson, to vintage masterpieces from Leroy Carr, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Walter Davis, and more, join us as we get into the Holiday spirit, Blues Unlimited style! Pictured: Blues piano legend Leroy Carr, ready for the holidays! We have a new website! Check it out at https://bluesunlimitedradio.com This episode is available commercial free and in its original...

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Blues and R&B Christmas Classics (Hour 1)
We’re dusting off some of our favorite Holiday-themed Blues and R&B Christmas classics! From Lightnin' Hopkins, Freddie King, and Sonny Boy Williamson, to vintage masterpieces from Leroy Carr, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Walter Davis, and more, join us as we get into the Holiday spirit, Blues Unlimited style! Pictured: Blues piano legend Leroy Carr, ready for the holidays! We have a new website! Check it out at https://bluesunlimitedradio.com This episode is available commercial free and in its original...

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The Blues at Newport 1964-1965 (Hour 2)
NOTE: As a special service to our listeners, we are making some of the older episodes from our archive available for the first time in many years. Please note that — as time allows — we will be redoing almost all the episodes from our “first season” (this one included). In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this “blast from the past!” And, as always, thanks for listening! In this episode of Blues Unlimited — the second in a celebration of the Newport Folk Festival — we take a look at some of the great Blues...

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The Blues at Newport 1964-1965 (Hour 1)
NOTE: As a special service to our listeners, we are making some of the older episodes from our archive available for the first time in many years. Please note that — as time allows — we will be redoing almost all the episodes from our “first season” (this one included). In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this “blast from the past!” And, as always, thanks for listening! On this episode of Blues Unlimited we continue our celebration of the Newport Folk Festival, which brought a veritable who's who of Blues...

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A Legend at 19: A Tribute to Jody Williams (Hour 2)
Join us for a tribute to blues guitar legend Jody Williams. Making his debut on record at the age of 19, he became a highly influential guitarist, playing and recording with a who's who of Chicago legends like Howlin’ Wolf, Bo Diddley, Bill Boy Arnold and Otis Rush — just to name a few. A tribute to guitar legend Jody Williams, on this episode of Blues Unlimited. Pictured: Jody Williams, in his later years. We have a BRAND NEW WEBSITE! Check it out at https://bluesunlimitedradio.com This episode is...

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A Legend at 19: A Tribute to Jody Williams (Hour 1)
NOTE: This week, the blues world is mourning the passing of guitar legend Jody Williams. This episode was inspired, in part, from having a chance to see Jody play live in concert, in 2013, and the essay that follows was written at that time. RIP Jody Williams - February 3rd, 1935 - December 1st, 2018. Born in Mobile, Alabama, Joseph Leon "Jody" Williams moved with his family to Chicago when he was just 5 years old. His early musical heroes were the Harmonicats, with their number one smash hit of 1947, "P...

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It's All About The Boogie! (Rockin' Piano Blues 1928-1985) (Hour 2)
Although the Boogie Woogie "craze" apparently was sparked by Pete Johnson's 1938 appearance at Carnegie Hall, at John Hammond's legendary "From Spirituals to Swing" series of concerts, it was actually a 1928 recording by Clarence "Pine Top" Smith (cleverly entitled "Pine Top's Boogie Woogie") that first saw that peculiar phrase emblazoned upon a record label. And pretty much ever since, the words "Boogie Woogie" have been an enduring part of the American Lexicon. In order to "make the cut" into this prog...

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It's All About The Boogie! (Rockin' Piano Blues 1928-1985) (Hour 1)
Join us for two hours of our favorite Boogie Woogie piano. From the "Big Three" — Pete Johnson, Albert Ammons, and Meade Lux Lewis — to some of the greats, like Willard McDaniel, Lloyd Glenn, Hadda Brooks, and Professor Longhair, it’s a Boogie Celebration that’ll have you dancing on your feet! Pictured (from top left): Pete Johnson; Willard McDaniel; Hadda Brooks. This episode is available commercial free and in its original full-fidelity high quality audio exclusively to our subscribers at Bandcamp. ...

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This Week in Blues History - November 25-December 1
“This Week in Blues History” aims the spotlight on important recordings, artists, and events from the golden era of the blues. This time we profile Robert Johnson, who made his recording debut the week of Thanksgiving, 1936. "This Week in Blues History" is ONLY available as a download to our bandcamp subscribers! More info -- including how to get instant access to more than 150 episodes of Blues Unlimited -- is at http://bluesunlimited.bandcamp.com/subscribe...

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Legend of the Slide Guitar: Elmore James, Part 4 (Hour 2)
Join us as we wrap up our tribute to the late, great Elmore James — legend of the slide of the guitar. From his early days in Mississippi to his last recording session in New York City, we’ll hear the remaining titles from his career. It’s Elmore James, part four, on this episode of Blues Unlimited. Pictured: Hand-painted photo of Elmore James courtesy of Blues Unlimited magazine. Inset: Some LP fan favorites. On the blog this week — our tribute to Mike Leadbitter, Simon Napier, and the pioneering Bri...

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Legend of the Slide Guitar: Elmore James, Part 4 (Hour 1)
Join us as we wrap up our tribute to the late, great Elmore James — legend of the slide of the guitar. From his early days in Mississippi to his last recording session in New York City, we’ll hear the remaining titles from his career. It’s Elmore James, part four, on this episode of Blues Unlimited. Pictured: Hand-painted photo of Elmore James courtesy of Blues Unlimited magazine. Inset: Some LP fan favorites. On the blog this week — our tribute to Mike Leadbitter, Simon Napier, and the pioneering Bri...

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