The Blues with Lee Hay

Saturdays at 11 PM

The Blues: 6.24.17

Jun 26, 2017

This week's blues show starts off with the powerful guitar of Jimi Hendrix from the Fillmore East's last show on New Year's Eve, 1969.  He's followed by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bonnie Raitt and the Goshorn Brothers. 

During the second set, you'll hear from guitarist Jeff Beck, Derek & the Dominoes, Marc Broussard, and legendary bluesman BB King.  And finally the show's last set features Lonnie Mack, the Sonny Moorman Group, and Luther Allison.

The Cincy Blues Fest is coming up August 11th and 12th, and volunteers are a crucial component.  So, if you'd like to hang out for some shifts and help a worthy event, please contact them at their website cincybluefest.org.


The Blues: 6.10.17

Jun 12, 2017
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The Blues: 6.3.17

Jun 1, 2017


Here's a link to an article from the May 30th edition of Guitar Player Magazine about Gregg Allman who passed away on May 27th at the age of 69.  The first time I saw the Allman Brothers was in the early 1970's at Reflections on Calhoun Street.  He was a legend who'll be missed.

http://www.guitarplayer.com/artists/1013/gregg-allman-1947-2017/62863

The Blues: 5.27.17

May 30, 2017
Rick Olivier

This week on The Blues, Saturday, May 27th at 11pm, you'll hear from Van Morrison, Johnny Adams and Lisa Mann in the first set.  During the rest of the show, you'll also hear from Chet Baker, Diana Krall, and Gov't Mule.

The Blues: 5.20.17 show

May 23, 2017

The first set of the blues show which airs on Saturday, May 20th at 11pm, starts off with Bob Dylan (who's on tour in June), EG Kight (who's playing a solo show at the Downtowne Listening Room 9/23) and also the Goshorn Brothers and Steve Winwood.

The Blues: 5.13.17 show

May 9, 2017

This week on the blues show, Saturday night at 11pm, we'll begin with a song from the brand new Alligator Records release by Selwyn Birchwood, Pick Your Poison.  That's followed by Sonny Moorman and the Allman Brothers.

The second set starts off with the Goshorn Brothers live at Tommy's, a blues tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd, and continues with Susan Tedeschi.

A friend of mine gave me a copy of Holly Cole's cd "Temptation" which is a collection of Tom Waits' tunes, so I thought I'd start this show off with one of her songs.  (Saturday, May 6th at 11pm)  And, funny how this happens, but her song, "Falling Down" led to Abbey Lincoln, Mary Ellen Tanner and Larry Kinley.  It's a jazz thing.  

The Blues: 4.29.17 show

Apr 27, 2017

This week's show at 11pm starts off with Moreland & Arbunkle and Gregg Allman.  You'll also hear in the first set from Gov't Mule and Janis Joplin.  The second set features music and interview by Ron Esposito with guitarist Johnny A. who's coming to the Redmoor on Tuesday, May 2nd.  He's also touring this summer and recording this fall with The Yardbirds.  And finally in the third set, Garland Jeffreys, Dr. John, and Sonny Landreth.  

The Blues: 4/22/17

Apr 27, 2017

On this blues show, you'll hear a song from Coco Montoya's new release as well as from the Tim Goshorn Band, Johnny Adams, and Albert King...all in the first set.

This week on The Blues, Saturday night, April 15th at 11pm, the spotlight's on the late, great guitarist Lonnie Mack who passed away a year ago on April 21, 2016.  You'll hear many of his songs, as well as some songs with Stevie Ray Vaughan.

The Blues: 4.8.17 show

Apr 9, 2017

This week's show which airs at 11pm on Saturday, April 8th, features musicians who'll be appearing in Cincinnati and two musicians who recently passed away.  The first set features Lonnie Mack and Johnny A.  A tribute show on the first anniversary of Lonnie Mack's death will be held on Friday, April 21st at the Madison Theatre in Covington.  It's called Mackfest, and there'll be many guitarists on stage that night.

Sandro Miller

From a press release from Alligator Records:

The family of Grammy-nominated Chicago blues icon Lonnie Brooks, who died on Saturday, April 1, has announced the visitation and funeral information for the late blues legend.

Visitation: Sunday, April 9: Blake-Lamb Funeral Home - 4727 W. 103rd St. - Oak Lawn, IL 60453 - Wake/Viewing 3-9pm.

Funeral: Monday, April 10: Liberty Temple Full Gospel Church - 2233 W. 79th Street - Chicago, IL 60620 -Visitation 10-11am with services at 11am.

The Blues: 4/1/17 show

Apr 2, 2017

The Sonny Moorman Group starts off this week's edition of The Blues at 11pm on Saturday, April 1st.  They're followed by Gov't Mule and the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band.  The second set includes Shirley Johnson, Leroy Ellington & E-Funk, Deborah Coleman, and the Yardbirds.  And, the show ends with the High Street Rhythm Rockers and the Monty Alexander Trio.

Concert notes: 

4/8 - Noah Hunt - Live at the Ludlow Garage

4/21 - Mackfest - Tribute to Lonnie Mack - Madison Theater, Covington

5/2 - Johnny A - Redmoor

The Blues: 3/25/17 show

Mar 27, 2017
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This week's program which airs at 11pm on Saturday, March 25th, starts off with the Claudettes who'll be performing at MOTR Saturday, April 8th.  Also heard in the first set are Zac Harmon, Shemekia Copeland, and the Sonny Moorman Group.  

The Blues: 3.18.17

Mar 15, 2017

This week's blues show on Saturday night, March 18th at 11pm, starts off with Joe Louis Walker who's playing Jazz Fest the first Sunday, 4/30.  The rest of the first set includes Big Joe Turner and the great Nina Simone.  

The second set of this blues show begins with Muddy Waters, plus a tribute to the master by Charlie Musselwhite.  Janis Joplin's "Ball and Chain" from Monterey 1967 finishes the set.

The Blues: 3.11.17

Mar 12, 2017

This week on The Blues, Saturday night at 11pm, March 11th, 2017, the show begins with some vintage Ike & Tina Turner followed by Shemekia Copeland, Otis Spann and Cream.  The second set starts off with Cincinnati's Sonny Moorman Band as well as Bob Weir, Bill Withers, Bobby McFerrin, and Ken Nordine.

The Blues: 3.4.17 show

Mar 2, 2017

This week's blues show, which airs 11pm on Saturday, March 4th, begins with a new Alligator release by Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio.  Elvin Bishop was a founding member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band in the early 60's.  The rest of the first set features Delbert McClinton, Eli Cook (who tours around Virginia), Debbie Davies, and the great Stevie Ray Vaughan.

The Blues: 2.18.17

Feb 16, 2017

Vocalist Al Jarreau begins this edition of The Blues which airs on Saturday night, February 18th at 11pm.  I played his music for years on my jazz shows.  The first set also includes the legendary voices of Ray Charles, Etta James, and Aretha Franklin.  The second set features Lurrie Bell, Jimmy Witherspoon doing the King Records song, Good Rockin' Tonight, and ends with Gov't Mule and k.d. lang.  And ending the show, are songs by Abbey Lincoln, Larry Kinley, and Harry Connick, Jr.  

Two events of note:

Rick Olivier

  

This Saturday evening on the Blues, February 11th at 11pm, some of my favorite lovey-dovey songs from some of my favorite musicians.  The show starts off with Leon Russell's, "A Song for You," followed by Shemekia Copeland, Etta James' famous "At Last," and Leonard Cohen performing "I'm Your Man."

Peter Frampton starts off the second set which also includes Diana Krall's, "Peel Me a Grape," and the classic Miles Davis tune, "My Funny Valentine."  

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards, with around 70 categories this year, will be presented on Sunday, February 12th at 8pm.  So, on Saturday, February 4th at 11pm, you'll hear a special Grammy edition of the Blues.  We’ll start off with music from some of the blues-nominated musicians including Lurrie Bell, the Blind Boys of Alabama, and Janiva Magness.  

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Allman Brothers Band co-founder Butch Trucks passed away Tuesday night, January 24th, in West Palm Beach, Florida, at the age of 69.  He was the third member of the original Allman Brothers Band to pass away.  Guitarist Duane Allman died in 1971 and bassist Berry Oakley a little over a year later.  The band including Butch Trucks was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

 

The Blues: 1.21.17

Jan 19, 2017

While I was dusting this morning at home, I saw a few cds that I hadn't heard for awhile, so they'll start off this week's blues show that'll air on Saturday night, January 21st at 11pm.  The first set begins with Jonny Lang's "Lie to Me" followed by Delbert's classic "Under Suspicion,"  Johnny A.'s "Get Inside," and ends with one of my favorites by Bobby McFerrin, "Sweet in the Mornin'."

This weekend on The Blues, Saturday evening, January 14th at 11pm, one of my favorite programs in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   You'll hear a great version of "Battle Hymn of the Republic" by the Monty Alexander Trio, followed by Sweet Honey in the Rock and Dr. Maya Angelou. 

There's also music from the Blind Boys of Alabama, Shirley Caesar, and Aretha Franklin.  Other gospel songs are sung by the Birmingham Sunlights, Patti Labelle and the great Mahalia Jackson.

The Blues: 1.7.17 show

Jan 8, 2017

This week's blues show, 11pm on Saturday, January 7th, begins with a great cd produced by Marcos Sastre and Larry Goshorn, Shades of Blue.  The song's "Pack It Up" which is followed by Delbert McClinton (who's having a cd release party at the Madison in Covington on Feb. 25th), Shemekia Copeland, and a Putumayo release called "Blues Lounge."  

In honor of the importance of King Records, I decided to devote this year's Christmas special to some of the talented musicians who recorded at King.  This year's one-hour Christmas special will air on Saturday night, Christmas Eve, at 11pm and be repeated on Christmas Day, December 25th at 7pm.

The special begins with a recitation of "Twas the Night Before Christmas" by legendary King Records drummer Philip Paul.  This reading is followed by James Brown's "Signs of Christmas," and later in the show you'll hear Brown's holiday song, "Merry Christmas, I Love You." Other popular King Records rhythm and blues recording artists include Bill Doggett, Hank Ballard, Charles Brown, and Freddie King.  

If you enjoy country and bluegrass music, you'll be treated to songs by the Stanley Brothers, Reno & Smiley, and Cowboy Copas.  There are also several songs by musicians you may not have heard of like Lillian Brooks, Amos Wilburn, and the Soul Comforters.

Merry Christmas! 

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