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Blue Light Boogie: Joe, Money, Blues to Come, Tough Times

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

“Junco Partner Cud’in Joe”, Davell Crawford, My Gift To You, Basin Street Records

“I Need Money”, Hans Theessink and Terry Evans, Delta Time, Blue Groove

“Stuck For A Buck”, Sugaray Rayford, Dangerous, Delta Groove Music

“Pay Day Loan”, Suzanne And The Blues Church, The Cost Of Love, Gorgeous Tone Music

“Big Money Sonny”, Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King, Road Dogs Life, Delta Groove Music

“I Got Money”, The Insomniacs, Left Coast Blues, Delta Groove Music

“Thinks Like A Million”, Pinetop Perkins, Back On Top, Telarc Records

“Future Blues”, Willie Brown, Master Of The Delta Blues (various artists), Yazoo Records

“Overdue For The Blues”, Kara Grainger, Shiver And Sigh, Eclecto Groove Records

“Shape Of Blues To Come”, Too Slim And The Taildraggers, Blue Heart, Underworld Records

“The Breadline”, Rory Block, Shake ‘Em On Down, Stony Plain Records

“Tough Times”, Bex Marshall, The House Of Mercy, House Of Mercy Records

“Things Are So Slow”, Dave Weld And The Imperial Flames, Burnin’ Love, Delmark Records

“Mississippi Flatland Blues”, Eden Brent, Mississippi Number One, Yellow Dog Records

“Factory Closing Blues”, Marshall Lawrence, House Call, self release

“Hard Times”, Frank Bey with the Anthony Paule Band, You Don’t Know Nothing, Blue Dot Records

“How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live”, Del Lords, Frontier Days, EMI Records

“Hymn For Hard Luck”, Nikki Hill, Here’s Nikki Hill, Deep Fryed Records

“Tough Times Don’t Last”, Grady Champion, Tough Times Don’t Last, Grady Shady Music

“I Came Up Hard”, Buddy Guy, Rhythm And Blues, RCA/Silvertone Records

Art Hooker was born in Wisconsin and trained on tuba at Hortonville Union High School and Lawrence Conservatory. As a self-taught flutist he traveled throughout the western U.S. as a busker. He studied radio production technology at Mount Hood Community College in Oregon. He also ad libbed flute music beds for a locally produced poetry program on public radio. He currently plays tenor saxophone, flute, rhythm guitar, percussive devices and vocals. He has performed with the Siegal/Schwall Blues Band, Seafood Mama (later known as Quarterflash), Sweet Betty and Nathaniel Mayer, as a solo artist and as a member of the bands King Rat, The Bushwhackers, FM Band, Two Flat Blues Band, Mumblin’ Eddy, Art Hooker, Hot Tomato, and the Big Jones Blues Band. He has opened for John Lee Hooker, James Cotton, Matt ‘Guitar’ Murphy, Ben E. King, Luther ‘Guitar Jr.’ Johnson, Marshall Tucker, The Guess Who and Chris Duarte.