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A Blues Spectacular

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In a change from this show's usual format, this episode investigates the blues in many different forms. There are jump blues, British blues, acoustic blues, female blues singers, and much more. Artists featured on the show include Jimmy Rushing, Josh White, James Blood Ulmer, Ernie Andrews, Lil Green, and Jeff Beck.


  • Henry Threadgill Sextett "I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic) 00:00
  • Kenny Neal "That Knife Don't Cut No More" from Bayou Blood (Alligator) 1:12
  • Michael Bloomfield "Kansas City Blues" from If You Love These Blues, Play 'em As You Please (Kicking Mule) 7:24
  • Charlie Musselwhite "39th and Indiana" from Stand Back! Here Comes Charley Musselwhite's South Side Band (Vanguard) 10:31
  • Host Speaks 14:40
  • Joe Williams "Come Back Baby" from A Swingin' Night at Birdland (Roulette) 16:15
  • Ernie Andrews "The Great City" from The Great City (Muse) 22:13
  • Host Speaks 29:11
  • Percy Mayfield "Please Send Me Someone To Love" from Memory Pain (Speciality) 31:26
  • The Dave Brubeck Quartet featuring Jimmy Rushing "Evenin'" from Brubeck & Rushing (Columbia) 34:09
  • The Butterfield Blues Band "Walking By Myself" from Keep On Moving (Wounded Bird) 38:19
  • Host Speaks 42:49
  • Jeff Beck "Blues Deluxe" from Truth (Epic) 44:10
  • Savoy Brown "I'm Crying" from Raw Sienna (Deram) 51:33
  • Colosseum "Plenty Hard Luck" from An Introduction To... Colosseum (Sanctuary) 55:47
  • Host Speaks 1:00:06
  • Bull Moose Jackson "Shorty's Got To Go" from Big Ten-Inch Record (Collectables) 1:01:19
  • Lucky Millinder "Who Said Shorty Wasn't Coming Back" from The Very Best of Lucky Millinder (Collectables) 1:03:56
  • Wynonie Harris "Just Like Two Drops of Water" from Lovin' Machine (Ace) 1:06:13
  • Big Joe Turner "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" from Shout, Rattle & Roll (Proper) 1:09:06
  • Host Speaks 1:12:21
  • Ella Mae Morse "Cow Cow Boogie" from The Very Best of Ella Mae Morse (Collectables) 1:13:50
  • Lil Green "Why Don't You Do Right?" from Why Don't You Do Right? 1940—1942 (Blues Collection) 1:17:02
  • Mother Earth "Mother Earth" from Living With The Animals (Wounded Bird) 1:19:58
  • Host Speaks 1:26:12
  • Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee "My Baby's Leavin'" from Backwater Blues (Fantasy) 1:28:41
  • Josh White "One Meat Ball" from Josh at Midnight / Ballads & Blues (Collectables) 1:33:39
  • Duster Bennett "Shady Little Baby" from The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions (Blue Horizon) 1:32:18
  • Host Speaks 1:41:24
  • James Blood Ulmer "My Most Favorite Thing" from Birthright (Hyena) 1:42:13
  • Jimmy Reed "Honest I Do" from The Very Best of Jimmy Reed (Rhino) 1:45:00
  • Buddy Guy "Stone Crazy" from Buddy's Blues (MCA) 1:47:37
  • Art Ensemble Of Chicago "Odwalla / The Theme" from Selected Recordings (ECM) 1:54:44



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