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.

Playlist #1430 Saturday Nov. 9, 2019

“Where The Yellow Cross The Dog”, Corey Harris, Downhome Sophisticate, Rounder Records

“New Frisco Train”, Bukka White, Memphis Country Blues vol. 1 (various artists), Memphis Archives

“Morning Train”, Precious Bryant, The Truth, Terminus Records

“When The Train Comes Along”, Elizabeth Cotton, Shake Sugaree, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

“Station Blues”, Otha Turner And The Afrosippi Allstars, From Senagal To Senatobia, Birdman Records

Blue Light Boogie: What

Dec 18, 2019

Playlist #2031 Friday Nov. 8, 2019

“That’s What I Love About The Blues”, ‘Mighty’ Mike Schermer, Right Hand Man vol. 1, Fine Dog Records

“That’s What I Like About You”, Altered Five, Bluesified, Cold Wind Records

“That’s What I Love About ‘Cha”, Toronzo Cannon And The Chicago Way, The Preacher, The Politician Or The Pimp, Alligator Records

“What I Like (Women)”, C. C. Adcock, C. C. Adcock, Island Records

“What Do You Want In A Man?”, Paul Delay Band, Nice And Strong, Evidence Records

Playlist #1429 Saturday Nov. 2, 2019

“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

“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

“The Monkey And The Engineer”, Jesse Fuller, The Lone Cat, Good Time Jazz Records

Playlist #006 Friday Nov. 1, 2019

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

“See That My Grave Is Kept Clean”, Blind Lemon Jefferson, King Of The Country Blues, Yazoo Records

“A Dying Man’s Plea”, Mavis Staples, Have A Little Faith, Alligator Records

“One Kind Favor”, Spencer Bohren, Carry The Word, Zephyr Records

“See That My Grave Is Kept Clean”, B. B. King, One Kind Favor, Geffen Records

“Stack O’ Lee Blues”, Mississippi John Hurt, 1929 Sessions, Yazoo Records

Playlist #1428 Saturday Oct. 25, 2019

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

“Land Of Precisely Three Dances”, The Claudettes, Infernal Piano Plot Hatched!, Yellow Dog Records

“Land Of A Thousand Dances”, The Commitments, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack vol. 2, MCA Records

“Goin’ Dancin’”, Downchild, So Far, Linus Entertainment

“Let’s Dance”, Ruff Kutt Blues Band, That’s When The Blues Begins, Vizztone Records

Playlist #020 Friday Oct. 25, 2019

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

“Forty Four”, Howlin’ Wolf, The Chess Box, MCA/Chess Records

“38 Special” Charlie Musselwhite, Signature, Alligator Records

“32-20 Blues”, Back Door, 8th Street Nites, Warner Brothers Records

“Who Shot The La-La”, Oliver Morgan, New Orleans Party Classics (various artists), Rhino Records

“Shoot Your Shot”, Jr. Walker And The All Stars, 19 Greatest Hits, Motown Records

Playlist #1426 Saturday Oct. 19, 2019

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

“I Like It Like That”, Chris Kenner, The R&B Box: 30 Years Of Rhythm And Blues (various artists), Rhino Records

“Bread And Butter”, The Newbeats, Grandson Of Frat Rock, Rhino Records

“It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It)”, Rolling Stones, It’s Only Rock And Roll, Ume Records

“Magic Rocker”, Magic Sam, Easy Baby, Charly Records

Playlist #1425 Saturday Oct. 12, 2019

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

“I Like What You Did”, Roosevelt Sykes, The Original Honeydripper, Blind Pig Records

“The Part I Like Best”, Delbert McClinton, Cost Of Living, New West Records

“I Really Like Girls”, George Thorogood, Born To Be Bad, EMI Records

“I Like Ki Yoka”, Dr. John, Anutha Zone, Virgin Records

“Come Rain Or Come Shine”, B. B. King and Eric Clapton, Riding With The King, Reprise Records

Playlist #1424 Saturday Oct. 5, 2019

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

“Dragnet Blues”, Frankie Ervin with Johnny Moore’s 3 Blazers, Blues Around Midnight (various artists), Flair Records

“Theme From Mr. Lucky”, Henry Mancini, Music Of Henry Mancini, Columbia Records

“Harlem Nocturne”, Johnny Reno And The Sax Maniacs, Born To Blow, Black Top Records

“Perry Mason Theme”, Blues Brothers Band, Blues Brothers 2000 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Universal Records

Blue Light Boogie: Who

Dec 18, 2019

Playlist #2028 Friday Oct 18, 2019

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

“If It Ain’t Me (Who Are You Thinking Of)”, Jimmy Rogers, The Complete Chess Recordings, MCA/Chess Records

“Who Were You Thinking Of”, Nikki Hill, Here’s Nikki Hill, Deep Fryed Records

“Who Were You Thinking Of”, Rick Vito, Mojo On My Side, Delta Groove Music

“Who’s Been Telling You”, ‘Sleepy’ John Estes, Live In Europe, Delmark Records

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