With the mid 1960s blues resurgence came many young players and new bands. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band was one--following in the footsteps of the Chicago greats like Muddy Waters, Junior Wells and Buddy Guy, they created their own unique hard-driving sound! Check them out this week on Time for the Blues (8/14/11)!
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Believe it or not, Time for the Blues celebrates it’s 5th Anniversary this week (8/7/2011)! We’re more surprised than you are! The Rat Pack won’t be there--but the show will be as cool as if they were!
This week on Time for the Blues (7/31/11), John and Henry “reconsider” the great songwriting talents of Lowell Fulson. He wrote the Elvis Presley classic Reconsider Baby. We'll hear some of Lowell's own recordings as well as blues greats who covered his songs!
What can you say about James Cotton? Plenty--one of the greatest blues harp players is now 75 and still going strong! On Time for the Blues this week (7/24/11), we’ll feature tracks from his latest release, Giant!
If you ever heard Gary Moore play the blues, you never forgot it! This week on Time for the Blues (7/17/11) we'll play some of his best in tribute to a superb guitarist who left us way too soon! We'll also dive back in for more great sides from the little-known '60s Memphis-based R&B label in The Goldwax Story, Episode 2!
We're throwin' the blues all over the studio this week on Time for the Blues (7/10/11) as John and I bring our best tracks to the show and see who wins! Actually, you win! We're also premiering a recurring feature on the little known but incredibly soulful, 1960s Memphis-based record label Goldwax!
This week on Time for the Blues (4/24/11), John Porter and Henry Cook pay tribute to one of the true blues giants, Pinetop Perkins. Pinetop passed away peacefully at home on March 21, 2011 at the tender age of 97. We also remember our friend and colleague Page Wilson, a player and supporter of the blues. Page passed away in March as well.
This week on Time for the Blues (4/17/11) John Porter and Henry Cook take a listen to Henry’s MP3 Player! Specifically, we’ll listen to blues I found on a pre-loaded song card that came as a complete surprise to us! You’ll hear tracks of all types of blues, from classic Chicago to British to Psychedelic and back again!
Time for the Blues is a retrospective of all blues music and is produced and hosted by John Porter and Henry Cook. The program focuses on specific artists and various themes in the blues, especially featuring major contributors such as: Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Mike Bloomfield, Howlin' Wolf, Charlie Musselwhite and John Lee Hooker, among many others.