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Time For The Blues

Time For The Blues

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, Howlin' Wolf, Charlie Musselwhite and John Lee Hooker, among many others.

While all time periods are represented, most of the music presented is what we call “post-war” blues (post WWII through the present). Regional blues are also featured, from the Mississippi Delta, Chicago, the West Coast, Memphis, Texas, the Piedmont, as well as British and other blues influences from around the world.

Listen Saturdays at 11:00 p.m.

B.B.’s Blues: A B.B. King Appreciation!

A very sad day in the blues world...please join us in appreciation and rememberence of the legendary B.B. King with special airings of “B.B.’s Blues: A B.B. King Appreciation” tonight at 7:00 p.m. on Jazz with Peter Solomon and again tomorrow (5/16) on Time for the Blues at 11:00 p.m. Another programming note: Fresh Air will feature Terry Gross’s 1996 interview with B. B. this afternoon at 3:00 p.m.

The Professor’s Picks: Southside; True & Blue

Welcome to The Professor’s Picks, a new column designed to supplement Time for the Blues. Henry and I are always on the lookout for new material and are fortunate to receive a number of CDs from studios, publicists, and friends of the show. And once in a while, we even go out and buy some as well. Truth is, even with trying to bring 14 songs a week to the show, we run out of time and don’t always get around to playing all of the songs we want to play.

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