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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Sat May 19, 2012
Marc On The Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: Mississippi Fred McDowell

Black and white portrait, Mississippi Fred McDowell in 1972
Fred Seibert 1972 Wikimedia Commons

Fred McDowell was born in Rossville, Tennessee, in 1904. Which brings up the question: “Why was he known as Mississippi Fred McDowell”?

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Sat May 12, 2012
Marc On The Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: Gary Moore

Gary Moore's 2001 album, 'Back to the Blues' - following in such blues efforts as Still Got the Blues, After Hours, and Blues Alive
CMC International

I have always felt that, when the great Blues and Rock guitarists of later 20th Century are listed, Gary Moore should be included alongside Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy and B. B. King.

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Sat April 28, 2012
Marc On The Blues

The Nine O'Clock Blues: Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets

'Which Way Is Texas?' was released on July 29th, 2003
Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets Rounder Records

Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets have produced enough great albums and smoking concerts to qualify them as Blues Royalty.

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Sat April 21, 2012
Marc on the Blues

The Nine O'Clock Blues: Malian Musician Ali Fakra Toure

Ali Farka Touré's 1999 album 'Niafunké'
Hannibal Records

Toure is one of Africa’s best known musicians and embodies the sound that served as an essential progenitor of the Blues.

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Sat April 14, 2012
Marc On The Blues

The Blues Tonight: Tommy Bolin & Friends

429 Records

This week on The Nine O’clock Blues we’ll take a listen to several leading guitarists as they pay tribute to Sioux City, Iowa’s number one gift to the guitar, Tommy Bolin.

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