Blue Light Boogie

Fri. at 9 P.M. and Sat. at 4 P.M.

"I got hooked on the blues the day I realized all of my favorite rock 'n' roll songs were really blues," says Art Hooker, host of YPR's Blue Light Boogie.

This two-hour program takes the listener from the blues' mighty traditions to its latest releases, with a bit of history and a lot of context from Art, who is also a musician with time logged in everything from polka bands to bar-burning boogie woogie combos.

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  Playlist #1926 Oct. 5, 2018

“One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”, John Lee Hooker, The Real Folk Blues, MCA/Chess Records

“Sloppy Drunk”, Leroy Carr, The Best Of Leroy Carr, Columbia/ Legacy Records, http://www.legacyrecordings.com

“Alcohol Blues”, Sonny Boy (I) Williamson, The Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order, Documment Records, http://www.document-records.com

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Playlist #1925 Sep. 28, 2018

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

“Right On Time”, Guy Davis, Chocolate To The Bone, Red House Records, http://www.guydavis.com http://www.redhouserecords.com

“Right On Time”, Eric Bibb, Natural Light, Earthbeat Records, http://www.ericbibb.com

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Playlist #021 Sep. 21, 2018

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1, Delmark Records

“Steppen In What?”, Johnnie Johnson, Johnnie B. Bad, Nonesuch Records, http://www.nonesuch.com

“Dog Bottom”, Chick Webb And His Orchestra, Spinnin’ The Web, Decca Records

“Dog Hill”, Terrence Simien, There’s Room For Us All, Black Top Records, http://www.terrencesimien.com

“Dog In The House”, Lou Wilson, Money Talks, Frontline Records

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Playlist #1923 Sep. 14, 2018

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

“In The Mood”, Glenn Miller, Big Band Bash (various artists), BMG Direct Marketing, http://www.glennmillerorchestra..com

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Playlist #1922 Sept. 7, 2018

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

“Pigmeat Is What I Crave”, Bo Carter, Legends Of The Blues vol. 1 (various artists), Columbia/Legacy Records, http://www.legacyrecordings.com

‘Salt Pork, West Virginia”, Louis Jordan, Rock ‘N’ Roll, Polygram Records

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Playlist #1921 Aug. 31, 2018

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

“Don’t Start No Stuff”, Leroy Carr, The Best Of Leroy Carr, Columbia/ Legacy Records, http://www.legacyrecordings.com

“Stuff You Gotta Watch”, Muddy Waters, The Chess Box, MCA/ Chess Records, http://www.muddywatersofficial.com

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Playlist #1920 Aug. 24, 2018

“Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl”, Sonny Boy (I) Williamson, Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order vol. 1 1937-1938, Document Records, http://www.document-records.com

“Dream Girl Blues”, T-Bone Walker, Plain Ole Blues, Charly Records

“Play On Little Girl”, T-Bone Walker T-Bone Blues, Charly Records

“Little Girl Don’t You Know”, T-Bone Walker, Bluesway Sessions, Charly Records

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Playlist #1919 Aug. 17, 2018

“I Want A Little Girl”, T-Bone Walker, The Natural Blues, Charly Records

“Glamour Girl”, T-Bone Walker, The Complete Imperial Recordings 1950-1954, EMI Records

“Party Girl”, T-Bone Walker, The Complete Imperial Recordings 1950-1954, EMI Records

“Playgirl”, Andy Santana, Watch Your Step, Delta Groove Music, http://www.deltagrooveproductions.com

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Playlist #1918 Aug 10, 2018

“Where The Yellow Cross The Dog”, Corey Harris, Downhome Sophisticates, Rounder Records, http://www.coreyharrisband.com http://www.rounder.com

“New Frisco Train”, Bukka White, Memphis Country Blues vol. 1, Memphis Archives

“Morning Train”, Precious Bryant, The Truth, Terminus Records, http://www.terminusrecords.com

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Playlist #1917 Aug. 3, 2018

“Midnight Special Blues”, Sam Collins, Jailhouse Blues, Yazoo Records

“Yellow Dog Blues”, Sam Collins, Jailhouse Blues, Yazoo Records

“Too Too Train Blues”, Big Bill Broonzy, Good Time Tonight, Columbia Records, http://www.broonzy.com http://www.columbiarecords.com

“Kassie Jones pt. 1”, Furry Lewis, In His Prime 1927-1928, Yazoo Records

“Kassie Jones pt. 2”, Furry Lewis, In His Prime 1927-1928, Yazoo Records

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