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.

Blue Light Boogie: If

Dec 18, 2019

Playlist #2017 Friday Oct. 11, 2019

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

“If You Were Mine”, Billie Holiday, Lady Day: The Master Takes And Singles, Columbia/ Legacy Records, http://www.billieholiday.com http://www.legacyrecordings.com

“If I Give My Love To You”, J. B. Lenoir, Natural Man, MCA/ Chess Records

Blue Light Boogie: Shake

Dec 18, 2019

Playlist #009 Friday Oct. 4, 2019

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

“Shake It And Break It”, Charley Patton, Founder Of The Delta Blues, Yazoo Records

“Shake That Shimmy”, Blind Boy Fuller, Blind Boy Fuller 1935-1940, Travelin’ Man

“Shake, Shake, Mama”, Mance Lipscomb, Texas Songster, Arhoolie Records

“Shake”, Otis Redding, The Ultimate Otis Redding, Warner Special Products

“Shake, Rattle And Roll”, Big Joe Turner, Big Joe Turner’s Greatest Hits, Atlantic Jazz

Playlist #024 Friday Sep. 27, 2019

“The Dark Town Strutter’s Ball”, Alberta Hunter, Amtrak Blues, Columbia Records

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”, Ma Rainey, The Essential Ma Rainey, Classic Blues

“Shimmy She Wobble”, Napoleon Strickland, Mississippi Delta Blues Jams vol. 1 (various artists), Arhoolie Records

“Charleston”, James P. Johnson, Carolina Shout, Biograph Records

“Jitterbug Waltz”, Fats Waller, Legendary Performer, RCA Records

“Jitterbug”, Cab Calloway, Cab Calloway And Company, Jazz Heritage

Playlist #1423 Saturday Sep. 21, 2019

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

“Down Now”, B. B. King, Blues Around Midnight (various artists), Flair Records

“Down On Me”, Janis Joplin, Janis (box set), Columbia/Legacy Records

“Down On The Farm”, Little Feat, Live From Neon Park, Zoo Entertainment

“Down In Virginia”, Shawn Holt, Daddy Told Me, Blind Pig Records

“Down In Mississippi”, Pinetop Perkins, Back On Top, Telarc Records

Blue Light Boogie: Dancing I

Dec 18, 2019

Playlist #023 Friday Sep. 20, 2019

“Tain’t No Sin”, Ottilie Patterson, That Patterson Girl. Lake Records

“Dance With Me Henry”, Etta James, Tuff Lover, Ace Records

“Land Of 1,000 Dances”, Wilson Pickett, Greatest Hits, Atlantic Records

“Soul Dance Number Three”, Wilson Pickett, Greatest Hits, Atlantic Records

“Dance To The Music”, Sly And The Family Stone, Greatest Hits, Epic Records

“Get The Girls Dancing”, Amy Hart, Congratulations, Painted Rock Records

“Dancing Girl”, Kevin Selfe, Long Walk Home, Delta Groove Music

Playlist #1247 Saturday Sep. 14, 2019

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

“Devil’s Punchbowl”, Mary Flower, Misery Loves Company, Yellow Dog Records

“Tri-Tar Shuffle Twist”, Nathan James And The Rhythm Scratchers, What You Make Of It, Delta Groove Music

“Nongharn Blues”, Bert Deivert, Kid Man Stuff, Hard Danger Studio

“Air”, Harper, Down To The Rhythm, Blind Pig Records

“Mississippi-Mali Blues”, Taj Mahal, Kulanjan, Hannibal/ Ryko Disc

Playlist #013 Friday Sep. 13, 2019

“Born Under A Bad Sign”, Albert King, Born Under A Bad Sign, Stax Records

“Hard Luck Blues”, Roy Brown, Battle Of The Blues vol. 2 (various artists), King Records

“I Ain’t Superstitious”, Howlin’ Wolf, The London Howlin’ Wolf Sessions, MCA/Chess Records

“Someone Else’s Blues”, David Bromberg, Wanted Dead Or Alive, Columbia Records

“Buzzard Luck”, Powder Blues, First Decade Greatest Hits, WEA Records

“Having A Real Bad Day”, Taj Mahal, Senor Blues, Private Music

Playlist #1421 Saturday Sep. 7, 2019

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

“Congo Square At Midnight”, Chuck E. Weiss, Old Souls And Wolf Tickets, Rykodisc Records

“Congo Square Rag”, Corey Harris, Greens From The Garden, Alligator Records

“Down In Congo Square”, Zachary Richard, Snake Bite Love, A&M Records

“Congo Square”, Sonny Landreth, Grant Street, Sugar Hill Records

“Crawfish Fiesta”, Professor Longhair, Crawfish Fiesta, Alligator Records

Playlist #008 Friday Sep. 6, 2019

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

“Pony Blues”, Charley Patton, Founder Of The Delta Blues, Yazoo Records

“The Pony Blues”, Son House, Delta Blues, Biograph Records

“Shetland Pony Blues”, Rory Block, Blues Walkin’ Like A Man, Stony Plain Records

“My Man”, Eden Brent, Ain’t Got No Troubles, Yellow Dog Records

“Mule Headed Man”, Marcia Ball, Roadside Attractions, Alligator Records

Playlist #1420 Saturday Aug. 31, 2019

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

“Sugar Mama Blues No. 1”, Tampa Red, The Slide Guitar: Bottles Knives And Steel vol. 2, Columbia/Legacy Records

“Sugar Mama”, John Lee Hooker, Boom Boom, Pointblank Records

“Sugar Mama”, Bonnie Raitt, The Bonnie Raitt Collection, Warner Brothers Records

“Sugar Sweet”, Bob Margolin, Chicago Blues, Powerhouse Records

“Sugar Cane”, Sonny Landreth, Down In Louisiana, Epic Records

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