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 #1821 Friday Jun. 21, 2019

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

“Travelin’ Blues”, Blind Willie McTell, The Story Of The Blues (various artists), Columbia/Legacy Records

“Traveling Riverside Blues”, Robert Johnson, The Complete Recordings, Columbia Records

“Travelin’ Blues”, T-Bone Walker, The Complete Imperial Recordings, EMI Records

“Trav’lin’ All Alone”, Billie Holiday, Blue Billie, Columbia Records

Playlist #1409 Saturday June 15, 2019

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

“Shape I’m In”, Jimmy Vivino And The Black Italians, 13 Live, Blind Pig Records, http://www.jimmyvivino.com http://www.blindpigrecords.com

Playlist #2010 Friday June 14, 2019

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

“I Want Your Soul”, Waydown Wailers, Backland Blues, Woodstock Records, http://www.waydownwailers.com http://www.woodstockrecords.com

Playlist #1408 Saturday June 8, 2019

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

“These Blues Keep Me Right Here”, C. D. Woodbury Band, Monday Night!, Wide Willie Productions

Playlist #1403 Friday June 7, 2019

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

“Put On Your Red Shoes”, Bobby Blackhat Walters, Keeping The Blues Alive vol. 1 (various artists), Mary 4 Music, http://www.bobbyblackhat.com http://www.mary4music.com

Playlist #1306 Saturday June 1, 2019

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

“Reel Rock Party”, Nick Curran And The Lowlifes, Reform School Girl, Eclecto Groove Records, http://www.deltagrooveproductions.com

“Party’s On”, Jumpin’ Jack Benny, I’ll Be Alright, Boppin Records

Playlist #2008 Friday May 31, 2019

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

“If The Rabbit Had A Gun”, Memphis Slim, The Folkway Years 1959-1973, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, http://www.folkways.si.edu

Playlist #1406 Saturday May 25, 2019

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

“Going Back To Louisiana”, Delbert McClinton, Live, New West Records, http://www.delbert.com http://www.newwestrecords.com

Playlist #2007 Friday May 24, 2019

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

“Truckin’ My Blues Away No. 2”, Blind Boy Fuller, Blind Boy Fuller 1935-1940, Travelin’ Man Records

“I’m Tired Trucking My Blues Away”, Sonny Boy Williamson (I), Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order vol. 1 1937-1938, Document Records, http://www.document-records.com

Playlist #1307 Friday May 17, 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

“Dance Your Pants Off”, Tommy McCoy, Late In The Lonely Night, Earwig Records, http://www.tommymccoyblues.com http://www.earwigmusic.com

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