Marc Applegate

Announcer/Producer

I am a carbon-based life form from the planet Earth who specializes in making noise. I have been audible since 1951. Early on I laughed, cried and gurgled, then, to the dismay of many; I spent several years talking until I stopped long enough to hear a better way of making noise from the Beatles. Since then I've made noise with guitar, bass and voice. Those noises supported me for many years and took me across the US and to Europe.


My politics are between Woody Guthrie and Phil Ochs and my philosophies have been shaded by Alan Watts, Baba Ram Dass, and The Firesign Theater.


The last decade I've played early blues and rags and, due to limited demand for those, I've had time to make noise on KUNC and share my primary love-music. I like Mississippi John Hurt, Blind Blake, Hot Tuna, The Grateful Dead and kind people.

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9:01am

Sat August 18, 2012
Marc On The Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: Big Bill Morganfield

Blind Pig Records

Next Saturday at 2 in the afternoon Big Bill Morganfield is performing in Loveland for KUNCs’ Tuna Fish and Peanut Butter 26. The concert, at Hammond Amphitheater, supports Weld Food Bank and Food Bank for Larimer County.

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10:06am

Sat August 11, 2012
Marc On The Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: Dr. Isaiah Ross

Testament Records

Given the nature of the street performer’s world, it’s not surprising that one man bands were common on the streets. In the ‘20s through the ‘50s most played in a style that grew out of the traditions of minstrelsy and medicine shows. One notable exception was Dr. Isaiah Ross.

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11:06am

Sat August 4, 2012
Marc On The Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: City That Care Forgot

429 Records

Dr. John and the Lower 911 recorded an album in 2008 called City That Care Forgot. There was a negative reaction from a number of reviewers.

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11:44am

Sat July 28, 2012
Marc On The Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: An Obsession With Robert Johnson

Columbia

The stories about Robert Johnson (1911-1938) are well known and available in many places. You don’t need me to tell them here. Although I will mention…

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12:30pm

Sat July 21, 2012
Marc On The Blues

Nine O'clock Blues & The King Of The Jukebox

Portrait of Louis Jordan, Paramount Theater(?), New York, N.Y., ca. July 1946 / William P Gottlieb
Library of Congress

A lot of people have recorded the songs of the so-called “King of the Jukebox” Louis Jordan and with good reason. His songs are so darned much fun to play and listen to.

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