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.

#001 Fri. Jan. 18, 2019

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

“Things ‘Bout Coming My Way”, Tampa Red and Georgia Tom, The Slide Guitar Bottles Knives And Steel vol. 2 (various artists), Columbia/Legacy Records, http://www.legacyrecordings.com

Playlist #1307 Saturday Jan. 12, 2019

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

“Barstool Boogie”, Dan Hicks And The Acoustic Warriors, Shootin’ Straight, Private Records, http://www.danhicks.net

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Playlist #1940 Friday Jan. 11, 2019

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

“Whiskey Do Your Stuff”, Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five, One Guy Named Louis, Capitol Records, http://www.capitolrecords.com

“Quiet Whiskey”, Wynonie Harris, Bloodshot Eyes The Best Of Wynonie Harris, Rhino Records, http://www.rhino.com

Blue Light Boogie: Hat Attack

Jan 9, 2019

Playlist #1308 Saturday Jan. 5, 2019

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

“Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat”, Walter Trout, Blues On Blonde On Blonde, Telarc Records, http://www.waltertrout.com

“You Can Leave Your Hat On”, Joe Cocker, Classic Hits, Capitol Records, http://www.cocker.com http://www.capitolrecords.com

Playlist #1939 Friday Jan. 4, 2019

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

“Milkcow’s Calf Blues”, Son House, The Real Delta Blues 14 Songs From The Man Who Taught Robert Johnson, Blue Goose Records

“Malted Milk”, Paul Black And The Flip Kings, King Dollar, House Of Blues Records

Playlist #1337 Saturday Dec. 29, 2018

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

“Hong Kong Blues”, Hoagy Carmichael, Ole Buttermilk Sky, Collector’s Choice, http://www.ccchoice.com

“Shanghaid”, J.J. Cale, Travelog, RCA Records, http://www.jjcale.com http://www.rcarecords.com

Blue Light Boogie: Ho Ho Ho S'mo

Jan 9, 2019

Playlist #1336 Saturday Dec. 22, 2018

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

“Have You Heard The News?”, Koko Taylor, Genuine Houserockin’ Christmas (various artists), Alligator Records, http://www.alligator.com

Blue Light Boogie: Mo' Ho Ho Ho

Jan 9, 2019

Playlist #1335 Saturday Dec. 15, 2018

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

“Christmas Night In Harlem”, Louis Armstrong, Hipster’s Holiday, Rhino Records, http://www.louisarmstronghouse.org http://www.rhino.com

Playlist #1938 Friday Dec. 28, 2018

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

“Happy New Year’s Blues”, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Blues, Blues Christmas vol. 1 (various artists), Document Records, http://www.document-records.com

Playlist #1937 Friday Dec. 21, 2018

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

“Have You Heard The News?”, Penny Allison and Gus Lambros, Blues For A Cure (various artists), A Christmas To Cure Cancer, http://www.bluesforacure.org

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