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 March 22, 2014
marc on the blues

Alberta Hunter, A Pioneer Even If She Hadn’t Been An Early Blues Diva

Album art from Alberta Hunter's 1981 release 'The Glory of Alberta Hunter.'
CBS Records

Alberta Hunter sang the Blues having two careers with great success, and in between she was a pioneer of African-American work rights. Either credit should qualify her as someone very special indeed.

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9:00am

Sat February 22, 2014
marc on the blues

Tommy Castro Has A New Album And The Changes Are Great

Tommy Castro's latest, 'The Devil You Know.'
Alligator Records

“The contemporary blues scene is full of fresh, new sounds. It’s an exciting time.”

Tommy Castro both said that and proves it true.

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9:00am

Sat February 8, 2014
marc on the blues

It Took B.B. King To Get Arthur Adams 'Back On Track'

Arthur Adams live at Sunset Junction festival, Los Angeles, Calif., Aug. 2008.
mykalburns Flickr - Creative Commons

Many years ago B.B. King told Arthur Adams, “I love the spirit in your guitar playing.” It was a friendship that has contributed to Adams’ development and success as an individualistic and sophisticated artist.

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9:00am

Sat February 1, 2014
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Lowell Fulson Equals A Half Century Of Great Blues

Blues guitarist Lowell Fulson in Paris, France, 1980.
Lionel DECOSTER CC BY SA Creative Commons

Some say Lowell Fulson is the second most important figure in West Coast Blues after T-Bone Walker. I feel strongly about the great T-Bone so maybe it carries some weight that I’d say Fulson is not number two, but a co-equal number one.

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9:00am

Sat January 25, 2014
marc on the blues

Mr. Five By Five Was A Five Star Artist

Jimmy Rushing, Aquarium, NYC, circa August, 1946.
William P. Gottlieb Library of Congress - Public Domain

Was Blues and Swing Jazz singer Jimmy Rushing fat? Well, it might be impolite to say so, but Harry James did have a hit with his song about Rushing titled “Mr. Five by Five.”

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