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 #022  Friday Aug. 30, 2019

“Telephoning The Blues”, Victoria Spivey, Better Boot That Thing Great Women Blues singers Of The 1920’s (various artists), RCA Victor Records

“Call Operator 210”, Floyd Dixon, Marshall Texas Is My Home, Specialty Records

“Operator”, Grateful Dead, American Beauty, Warner Brothers Records

“Operator”, Eddie Shaw, In The Land Of The Crossroads, Rooster Blues

“Telephone Blues”, John Mayall, London Blues 1964-1969, Polygram Records

Playlist #1419 Saturday Aug. 24, 2019

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

“Old Man Joe”, JP Blues, Make Room At The Table, Midnight Circus Productions

“Hey Joe”, Buckwheat Zydeco, On Track, Charisma Records

“Nosey Joe”, Brian Setzer Orchestra, The Dirty Boogie, Interscope Records

“Run Joe”, Neville Brothers, Fiyo On The Bayou, A&M Records

“Joe’s Coffee Shop”, Ron Schuster, Live At The Beer Garage

Playlist #015 Friday Aug. 23, 2019

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

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

“Movin’ On”, Memphis Slim and Matt ‘Guitar’ Murphy, Together Again One More Time, Antones Records

“Movin’ On”, Joe Louis Walker, Hellfire, Alligator Records

“Move Over”, Janis Joplin, Janis (box set), Columbia Records

“Move It On Over”, George Thorogood And The Destroyers, Move It On Over, Rounder Records

Playlist #1418 Saturday Aug. 17, 2019

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

“Chevrolet”, Lonnie and Ed Young, Bo Diddley Beats (various artists), Rhino Records

“Big Blue Chevy”, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Between The Ditches, Side One Dummy Records

“Mule For A Chevrolet”, Mac Arnold And Plate Full O’ Blues, Country Man, Vizztone Label Group

“I Can’t Turn You Loose”, Otis Redding, The Very Best Of Otis Redding, Rhino Records

Playlist #012 for Friday Aug. 16, 2019

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

“Don’t Start No Stuff”, Leroy Carr, The Best Of Leroy Carr, Columbia/Legacy Records

“Stuff You Gotta Watch”, Muddy Waters, The Chess Box, MCA/Chess Records

“Too Much Stuff”, Delbert McClinton, One Of The Fortunate Few, Curb Records

“Too Much Stuff”, Eric Bibb, Natural Light, Earth Beat Records

Playlist #1302 Saturday Aug. 10, 2019

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

“Time And Time”, Tas Cru, Jus’ Desserts, Crustee Tees Records

“They’ll Do It Every Time”, JP Soars, More Bees With Honey, Soars High Productions

“My Time”, Debbie Bond, Hearts Are Wild, Blues Root Productions

“Make It Rain”, Janiva Magness, Stronger For It, Alligator Records

“Hard Rain”, Dicky James And The Blue Flames, Hard Rain, self release

Playlist #001 for Friday Aug. 8, 2019

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

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

“I Can’t Be Satisfied”, Big Bill Broonzy, Good Time Tonight, Columbia Records

“Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl”, John Lee (Sonny Boy I) Williamson, The Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order, Document Records

Playlist #1416 Saturday Aug. 3, 2019

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

“Let’s Start All Over Again”, Johnny Winter, I’m A Bluesman, Virgin Records

“That Wouldn’t Satisfy”, Johnny Winter, I’m A Bluesman, Virgin Records

“Lone Wolf”, Johnny Winter, I’m A Bluesman, Virgin Records

“Nobody Knows But My Pillow”, Moon Mullican, Moon’s Rock, Bear Family Records

“Bricks In My Pillow”, Robert Nighthawk, Bricks In My Pillow, Delmark Records

Playlist #1817 Friday Aug. 2, 2019

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

“The Time Seems So Long”, T-Bone Walker, The Natural Blues, Charly Records

“Together For Some Time”, The Strata-Tones, Dressed Up To Fess Up, Fruition Records

“Long Time Comin’”, Stacy Jones Band, Long Time Comin’, self release

“Long Long Time”, Billy Flynn, Lonesome Highway, Delmark Records

“Long Time”, Bluesmasters, Bluesmasters featuring Mickey Thomas, Direct Music Distribution

Playlist #1816 Friday July 26, 2019

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

“Don’t You Remember The Time”, Freeny’s Barn Dance Band, Roots N’ Blues The Retrospective 1925-1950 (various artists), Columbia/Legacy Records

“Past Times”, Otis Taylor, Truth Is Not Fiction, Telarc Blues

“Time Was”, Chuck Berry, The Chess Box, MCA/Chess Records

“Time Was”, Canned Heat, Best Of Canned Heat, EMI Manhattan Records

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