Al Jarreau

This week on The Blues, 11pm, Saturday, September 26th, we're going to take a trip back into my past and some of the musicians I listened to back in the day.  The show begins with Ten Years After followed by Bob Dylan, Galactic, and Mick Weaver's version of "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" in the first set.

The second set features music from the great Mose Allison, Bruce Cockburn, Al Jarreau, Prince, and Phoebe Snow.  The third set begins with guitarist Peter Frampton along with Rahsaan Roland Kirk (born in Columbus, Ohio), Taj Mahal, and the show ends with the Goshorn Brothers doing Pure Prairie League's "Two Lane Highway."  Pure Prairie League is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year.

Taj Mahal's going to perform next Thursday, October 1st, at the 31st International Bluegrass Music Awards which are going to be streamed starting at 8 o'clock that evening.

This week's blues show, Saturday, September 5th at 11pm, starts off with a song,  "How Long How Long Blues," that I heard recently while watching a movie.  I looked up a version of it and then decided to continue the first set of tonight's show with boogie woogie music.

I thought it'd be fun during this Valentine's weekend. 2/15 at 11pm, to share some of my favorite lovey-dovey songs.  So the show starts off with music from Aaron Neville, Eva Cassidy, Mark Murphy, and Etta James' "At Last."

The second set features songs by Tom Waits, Delbert McClinton, Leon Russell, and Hank Crawford's "Misty."  Al Jarreau's "Ain't No Sunshine" starts off the third set followed by Aretha Franklin's, "Love for Sale," Gov't Mule, and Bruce Cockburn.  And the show ends with Diana Krall's "Peel Me a Grape" and Chet Baker's "You're My Thrill."

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: