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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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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9:31am

Sat June 16, 2012
Marc On The Blues

Nine O'Clock Blues: The Louisiana Blues

Al Rapone's 1990 album, 'Zydeco To Go'.
Blind Pig

The Louisiana blues style developed rather late. It was not until after World War 2 that the state really began to make a notable mark on the blues world.

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1:53pm

Sat June 9, 2012
Marc On The Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: Elvin Bishop

In 2005, Gettin' My Groove Back, was the first new studio album from Elvin Bishop in five years.
Blind Pig Records

Elvin Bishop has been a power on the blues scene since his stint with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band in the mid-1960s.

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