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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9:00am

Sat May 4, 2013
marc on the blues

Muddy Waters Fades And Rises Again

The 1981 Muddy Waters' album, King Bee
Blue Sky Records

Most of us think of Muddy Waters as one of the all time legends of the Blues, the standard by which we judge Chicago Blues. There was a time in his career though that he had faded from being the “King Bee” we think of today.

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9:00am

Sat April 20, 2013
marc on the blues

Hello Didgeridoo, I'd Like to Introduce the Blues

Harper
Credit www.harper.biz/

What do you get when you mix Michigan with the Australian outback? You get Harper and Midwest Kind… and that equals some of the most distinctive music in the whole Blues world.

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9:00am

Sat April 13, 2013
marc on the blues

Nine O'clock Blues: What Color Are The Blues?

Champion Jack Dupree
Wikimedia - Creative Commons

A few years ago I saw a 9 or 10-year-old wearing a T-shirt that read “Blues Ain’t Black or White.” That raises the question whether Champion Jack Dupree would have agreed.

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9:00am

Sat April 6, 2013
Marc on the Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: The Cash Box Kings And Janiva Magness

Travis Koopman, an emeritus member of the Cash Box Kings, playing in Chicago October 2005
David & Delphine Brake Flickr - Creative Commons

Mix 1920s and 30s Delta Blues with the late 1940s and 50s Chicago sound and what do you get? The Cash Box Kings.

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9:33am

Sat March 30, 2013
Marc on the Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: Connecting 78rpm's With The Download Era

alexkerhead Flickr - Creative Commons

Many musicians delight in connecting themselves to the great artists of the past through chain links like: “I’d played with…who played with…and she played with…”

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