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This special episode deals with all manners of blues: piano blues, jump blues, harmonica blues, British blues, blues singers and more. Artists heard on the show go all the way from Memphis Slim and Big Mama Thornton to Cecile McLorin Salvant and Microscopic Septet.


  • Henry Threadgill Sextett "I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic) 00:00
  • Leroy Carr "I Believe I'll Make A Change" from Whiskey Is My Habit, Women Is All I Crave: The Best of Leroy Carr (Columbia) 01:08
  • Memphis Slim "Nobody Loves Me" from The Complete Recordings, Vol. 2 (Blues Collection) 04:04
  • Byther Smith "Living In Pain" from Mississippi Kid (Delmark) 06:51
  • Host Speaks 12:30
  • Dinah Washington "In The Evening" from Live At Birdland 1962 (Baldwin Street) 13:46
  • Charles Mingus "Cryin' Blues" from Blues & Roots (Atlantic) 17:03
  • The Microscopic Septet "Dark Blue" from Been Up So Long It Looks Like Down To Me (Cuneiform) 22:02
  • Host Speaks 28:31
  • Charles Brown "The Honey Dripper" from Honey Dripper (Verve) 30:54
  • Meade Lux Lewis "Meade's Mambo" from Cat House Blues (Verve) 35:18
  • Roosevelt Sykes "Security Blues" from Chicago Boogie (Delmark) 41:05
  • Host Speaks 44:08
  • Colosseum "Plenty Hard Luck" from Those Who Are About To Die Salute You (Talking Elephant) 44:58
  • Zoot Money "Gin House" from As & Bs Scrap Book (Repertoire) 49:17
  • Beth Hart / Joe Bonamassa "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know" from Seesaw (J&R Adventures) 51:51
  • Host Speaks 58:53
  • Samoa Wilson "After You've Gone" from I Just Want To Be Horizontal (Kingswood) 1:01:20
  • Cecile McLorin Salvant "St. Louis Gal" from WomanChild (Mack Avenue) 1:06:08
  • Big Mama Thornton "Walking Blues" from Hound Dog: The Peacock Recordings (MCA) 1:09:07
  • Host Speaks 1:12:06
  • Buddy Johnson "I Done Found Out" from 1942-1947 (Classics) 1:13:31
  • Jimmy Rushing "Piney Brown Blues" from Cat Meets Chick / The Jazz Odyssey of James Rushing, Esq. (Collectables) 1:16:39
  • T. D. Bell and Erbie Bowser "Soon As The Weather Breaks" from It's About Time (Spindletop) 1:20:21
  • Host Speaks 1:28:05
  • Roy Brown "Dreaming Blues" from 1950-1951 (Collectables) 1:30:28
  • Percy Mayfield "River's Invitation" from His Tangerine and Atlantic Sides (Rhino) 1:33:33
  • John Mayall "Looking At Tomorrow" from Back To The Roots (Polydor) 1:35:52
  • Host Speaks 1:42:45
  • Doug Jay "Until We Meet Again" from Until We Meet Again (Blue Jay) 1:44:55
  • Duster Bennett "On Reconsideration" from The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions (Blue Horizon) 1:50:31
  • Art Ensemble Of Chicago "Odwalla / The Theme" from Selected Recordings (ECM) 1:54:38

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