Art Hooker

Blues Producer, Broadcast Operations Specialist

Art Hooker was born in Wisconsin and trained on tuba at Hortonville Union High School and Lawrence Conservatory. As a self-taught flutist he traveled throughout the western U.S. as a busker. He studied radio production technology at Mount Hood Community College in Oregon. He also ad libbed flute music beds for a locally produced poetry program on public radio. He currently plays tenor saxophone, flute, rhythm guitar, percussive devices and vocals. He has performed with the Siegal/Schwall Blues Band, Seafood Mama (later known as Quarterflash), Sweet Betty and Nathaniel Mayer, as a solo artist and as a member of the bands King Rat, The Bushwhackers, FM Band, Two Flat Blues Band, Mumblin’ Eddy, Art Hooker, Hot Tomato, and the Big Jones Blues Band. He has opened for John Lee Hooker, James Cotton, Matt ‘Guitar’ Murphy, Ben E. King, Luther ‘Guitar Jr.’ Johnson, Marshall Tucker, The Guess Who and Chris Duarte.

He’s been hooked on the blues ever since he realized that all the really good rock and roll songs were actually blues. Art started doing a blues radio show in 1995 on KRKX and has been the producer of ‘The Blue Light Boogie’ on Yellowstone Public Radio since May 2000. He has also been the MC for the Magic City Blues Festival since its beginning in 2002.

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Marco Nürnberger

Playlist #1846 Feb. 23, 2018

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1, Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

“Heavy Heart Blues”, Champion Jack Dupree, New Orleans Barrelhouse Boogie, Columbia/ Legacy Records

“Heavy Heart”, Selwyn Birchwood, Pick Your Poison, Alligator Records, http://www.selwynbirchwood.com http://www.alligator.com

Steve Snodgrass

Playlist #1845 Feb. 16, 2018

“Cupid Boogie”, Johnny Otis Orchestra, The R&B Box: 30 Years Of Rhythm And Blues (various artists), Rhino Records, http://www.johnnyotisworld.com http://www.rhino.com

“Cupid”, Johnny Nash, The Reggae Collection, SME UK Limited

“Iron Cupid”, Earl King, Glazed, Black Top Records

michael.mu

Playlist #1844 Feb.9, 2018

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1, Delmark Records, http://wwwdelmark.com

“Big Chief”, Professor Longhair, Houseparty New Orleans Style, Rounder Records, http://www.rounder.com

“Mardi Gras In New Orleans” Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Live: Mardi Gras In Montreaux, Rounder Records, http://www.dirtydozenbrass.com http://www.rounder.com

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Playlist #1843 Feb. 2, 2018

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1, Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

“Black Wolf Blues”, Champion Jack Dupree, Classic Piano Blues (various artists), Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, http://www.folkways.si.edu

“Howling Wolf”, Muddy Waters, Muddy ‘Mississippi’ Waters Live, Blue Sky Records

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Playlist 1842 Jan. 26, 2018

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1, Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

“All Around The World”, Little Richard, 22 Greatest Hits, Polygram Records

“Bottom Of The World”, Tom Waits, Orphans, Anti Records, http://www.tomwaits.com http://www.anti.com

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Playlist #1841 Jan. 19, 2018

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1, Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

“Easy Come, Easy Go Blues”, Bessie Smith, The Complete Recordings vol. 1, Columbia/Legacy Recordings, http://www.bessiesmith.com http://www.legacyrecordings.com

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Playlist #1840 Jan. 12, 2018

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1, Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

“Midnight In A Madhouse”, Chick Webb And His Orchestra, Spinnin’ The Webb, GRP Records

“’Round Midnight”, Jeni Fleming Acoustic Trio, The Trinity Tour, Flick The Fly Productions, http://www.jenifleming.com

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Playlist #1839 Jan. 5, 2018

“blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1, Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

“What A Party”, Fats Domino, They Call Me The Fat Man The Legendary Imperial Recordings (box set), EMI Records, http://www.fatsdominoofficial.com

“House Rockin’ Boogie #7”, Jason Elmore And Hoodoo Witch, Champagne Velvet, Dag Nab Music, http://www.jasonelmore.net

H.L. Tam

Playlist #1838 Dec. 29, 2017

“Soulful Dress”, Maria Muldaur, Steady Love, Stony Plain Records, http://www.mariamulduar.com http://www.stonyplainrecords.com

“Wang Dang Doodle”, Zora Young, The French Connection, Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

“Party Train”, Lamont Cranston Band, Shakedown, Waterhouse Records, http://www.lamontcranston.com

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Playlist #1837 Dec. 22, 2017

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1, Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

“What Do Bad Girls Get?”, Joan Osborne, Christmas Means Love, Womanly Hips Records, http://www.joanosborne.com

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