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 June 15, 2013
Marc on the Blues

The Blind Man's Blues

Blind Willie McTell, with 12-string guitar, hotel room, Atlanta, Georgia, November 1940
United States Library of Congress

Blind Willie McTell, Blind Willie Johnson, Blind Blake, Blind Boy Fuller and the most iconic name in the Blues, Blind Lemon Jefferson. It makes you wonder why so many blind people have been drawn to a career playing the Blues.

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2:18pm

Sat June 8, 2013
marc on the blues

His Nickname Was “Little,” His Influence was Huge

There is a statue of Little Walter in front of the Jazzinstitut Darmstadt-Bessungen in Hessen, Germany
fluffisch Flickr - Creative Commons

9:00am

Sat June 1, 2013
marc on the blues

If You Think The Old Guard Is All Gone, Think James Cotton

James Cotton at the 2010 Chicago Blues Festival
Bryan Thompson Flickr - Creative Commons

Over the last 50 years more great Blues musicians have played with Blues harp player James Cotton than just about anyone.

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9:00am

Sat May 25, 2013
marc on the blues

Some Musicians Take the Slang Term "Cookin'" to Extremes

Bill Wharton at the 2008 Ottawa Bluesfest, gumbo pot in hand
ActiveSteve Flickr - Creative Commons

Food and music go together like any of those combinations in the song “Love and Marriage,” but few people mix the two like Bill Wharton, aka the “Sauce Boss.”

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9:00am

Sat May 18, 2013
marc on the blues

There's Been More Than One "King of the Blues"

Screencap from YouTube of Freddie King blues legend - Goin' Down (Live)
YouTube - Dave Murphy

Once upon a time there were three kings: B. B., Albert and Freddie. Most Blues fans know B. B. and Albert, but Freddie died too young to get the recognition he truly deserved.

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