Nine O'Clock Blues

Saturday 9pm

The Nine O’clock Blues presents the Blues music that is the foundation of most all American music including Rock & Roll, Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Country and more. 

Host Marc Applegate features Roots, Blues and Rhythm & Blues from all the decades of recorded music reaching back to the beginning with artists like Robert Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Charlie Patton while including the latest releases from a wide variety of contemporary artists.

Interested in checking out the Blues scene in Colorado? Here's a link to the Colorado Blues Society calendar.

There's always the annual Greeley Blues Jam if you need your Blues fix.

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9:00am

Sat August 2, 2014
marc on the blues

'Bland' Does Not Describe Bobby Blue Bland

Early photo of Bobby Blue Bland, from 1974
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I’ve done a totally non-scientific, impromptu survey and I’ve found several names that people who say they don’t know anything about the Blues all seem to know: B. B. King makes all of the lists. Georgie Fame is usually there, John Lee Hooker too. There’s J. J. Cale and a few others.

Then there’s Bobby Blue Bland. He’s like the wallpaper, he always seems to be there.

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9:00am

Sat July 26, 2014
marc on the blues

Rory Block: Perhaps Today's Most Important Delta Blues Artist

"Today she is widely regarded as the top female interpreter and authority on traditional country blues worldwide."

-The Blues Foundation

Princeton, New Jersey, born and Manhattan raised, Rory Block grew up surrounded by the Greenwich Village folk scene, but it is the Delta Blues that she has made her own. She truly knows the genre.

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9:00am

Sat July 19, 2014
marc on the blues

Booker T. Laury Proves Not All Musicians Are Driven To Be Stars

Born in Memphis, Booker T. Laury played Blues, Barrelhouse, Boogie-woogie and Jazz and he was a pianist and vocalist. What he was not was a fame seeker.

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9:00am

Sat July 5, 2014
marc on the blues

More Than A Sideman, Bob Stroger Has Played Bass With Many Blues Greats

Screencap from a YouTube performance of Bob Stroger and Bob Margolin playing at the 19th Lucerne Blues Fesitval, Nov. 2013.
jorjunkel YouTube

Bass player and singer/songwriter Bob Stroger has played with some pretty impressive talent: Eddie King, Otis Rush, Jimmy Rogers, Eddie Taylor, Eddy Clearwater, Sunnyland Slim, Louisiana Red, Homesick James, Mississippi Heat, Snooky Pryor, and Willie "Big Eyes" Smith.

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9:00am

Sat June 21, 2014
marc on the blues

Robben Ford is Very Much the Blues Renaissance Man

Miles Davis et Robben Ford in 1986 at Montreux Jazz Festival.
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Robben Ford is primarily known as a very fine Blues guitarist, but his musical resume is more varied than a lot of people. Over the years he has worked with no less of luminaries than Charlie Musselwhite, Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Witherspoon, Tom Scott, George Harrison and Miles Davis. Oh my!

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