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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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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10:12am

Sat July 14, 2012
Marc On The Blues

The Nine O'clock Blues Is Going To Boogie

Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials Alligator

Boogie is an interesting word. Webster’s Third Collegiate Dictionary says the origin of the word boogie-woogie is unknown.

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10:43am

Sat July 7, 2012
Marc On The Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: Bob Margolin

The cover to Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin's second album on the Alligator label.
Alligator Records

Chicago blues guitar player and singer Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin was born in 1949 in Massachusetts and started playing guitar with local bands when he was 15 years old.

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10:36am

Sat June 30, 2012
Marc On The Blues

Nine O'Clock Blues: Blind Boy Fuller

Blind Boy Fuller is probably the best remembered of the group of Piedmont style blues artists that included Blind Blake, Josh White and Tampa Red.

Few traditional blues players of the 1940s and 1950s didn’t perform some of Blake’s music, his best known pieces being “Truckin’ My Blues Away”, “Step It Up and Go” and “Rag, Mama, Rag”.

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7:36pm

Sat June 23, 2012
Marc On The Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: Koko Taylor

Koko Taylor at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, 2007
Sumori Wikipedia - Creative Commons

Koko Taylor was a Chicago style blues singer known for her powerful, rough vocals and traditional style.

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